The Works of Charles Dickens. Including: The Pickwick Papers, Oliver Twist, Nicholas Nickleby, Old Curiosity Shop, A Christmas Carol, David Copperfield, A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, etc. - Charles Dickens 1903 - Chapman and Hall, London - The Biographical Edition A sumptuously bound set, complete in nineteen volumes, thoroughly illustrated throughout with 574 full-page illustrations, 143 in-text, and eight illustrated title pages.

Illustrations by ‘Phiz’ (Hablot Knight Browne), George Cruikshank, Marcus Stone, George Cattermole, F. Walker, H. K. Browne, Seymour, Dalziel, J. G. Pinwell, Luke Fildes, Charles Green, Mahony, Cattermole, Landseer, Maclise, Stanfield, Leech, Doyle, etc.
  Titles are: Sketches by Boz, Pickwick Papers, Oliver Twist, Nicholas Nickleby, Old Curiosity Shop, Barnaby Rudge, Martin Chuzzlewit, American Notes, Pictures from Italy, A Child's History of England, Christmas Books, Hard Times, Dombey and Son, David Copperfield, Bleak House, Little Dorrit, Christmas Stories, Master Humphrey’s Clock, Other Stories (3), A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, The Uncommercial Traveller, Our Mutual Friend, Edwin Drood, Reprinted Pieces, and Collected Papers.

Reference: Book Collector No.271, '
The Great Illustrators'.

Octavo, nineteen volumes (binding size 22.3x15cm), pp. xx 376 [4]; xxviii 640 [4]; [2] xx [2] 330 [4]; [4] xxii 666 [4]; [2] xx 460 [4]; [2] xxiv 531 [5]; xxiv 676 [4]; [2] xxiii [3] 658 [4]; [2] xxiv 566 [4]; [4] xxii 704 [4]; xxvi 695 [5]; xxvi 705 [5]; xxiv 680 [4]; [2] xxiii [5] 637 [5]; xviii [4] 284 [4]; [2] xvii [3] 639 [5]; [2] xviii 683 [5]; [2] xxii [2] 413 [5]; [2] xvi [2] 342 [4].

Collation In summary - 574 plates, 8 extra engraved title pages, 143 in-text.
1+39; 1+42; 24; 39; 32+43it; 32+44it; 1+40; 16; 26+42it; 1+40; 1+39; 1+39; 1+39; 20+14it; 1+15; 16; 40; 16; 20. (it=in=text).
  In contemporary bindings of half red morocco over marbled boards, spines lettered and intricately decorated in gilt, raised bands, matching marbled endpapers, top edges gilt.   Condition: Fine in near fine bindings with some light rubbing to corners and edges.   Ref: 110110   Price: HK$ 18,000