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Dickens, Charles, 1812–1870

The Pickwick papers.

Bloomsbury : The Nonesuch Press, 1937.
Physical Description:
[4], vii-xxxiv, [2], 798, [2] pages, [48] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 26 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
PR4569 .A1 1937
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
"The text printed in this volume is taken from the 'Charles Dickens' edition of Dickens's Works issued in 1868-1870. Dickens himself revised this edition for the press, striking out or altering words here and there and making extensive changes in punctuation. A few indisputable misprints which escaped his eye have now been corrected. The captions written by Dickens to go at the head of right-hand pages in the 'Charles Dickens' edition are printed in the margins of this volume against the relevant passages. The illustrations are printed from the plates etched for the original edition, excepting the two by R.W. Buss. These were discarded during the currency of the first edition and presumably destroyed: they are reproduced in this edition from copper plates photographically etched from the original edition. To the 45 etchings for the first edition have been added the two illustrated title-pages engraved by 'Phiz' for the Library Edition of 1858-9, printed here from the original plates. The pictorial wrapper of the original edition is printed from an electrotype of the original wood-engraving and a photographic reproduction of the wording."--Page vii.
"This edition of Pickwick Papers, part of the Nonesuch Dickens designed by Francis Meynell, is limited to 877 copies. The text has been printed in Great Britain by R. & R. Clark Ltd., in this specially-cut version of Martin's type; the illustrations have been pulled by hand from the original plates by A. Alexander and Sons; the binding is executed by the Leighton-Straker Bookbinding Co., Ltd.; and the paper was made by the Worthy Paper Company Association of West Springfield."--Colophon.
Dreyfus, J. History of the Nonesuch Press, page 239
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in publisher's light green buckram.
Subject Terms:
England -- Fiction.
Men -- Societies and clubs -- Fiction.
Private press books -- England -- London -- Specimens.
Private press books (Publishing) -- England -- London.
Etchings -- 1937.
Humorous fiction.
Meynell, Francis, 1891-1975, book designer.
Browne, Hablot Knight, 1815-1882, illustrator.
Nonesuch Press, publisher.
R. & R. Clark (Firm), printer.
Leighton-Straker Bookbinding Co., binder.

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