Great Expectations - Charles Dickens, F. A. Fraser (illustrator) 1876 - Chapman and Hall, 193 Piccadilly - Household Edition, and first Fraser illustrated edition A handsomely bound, nineteenth century edition of Dickens's haunting late novel depicting the education and development of the young Pip as his life is changed by a series of events - a terrifying encounter with an escaped convict in a graveyard on the wild Kent marshes; a summons to meet the bitter, decaying Miss Havisham and her beautiful, cold-hearted ward Estella; the sudden generosity of a mysterious benefactor - and he discovers the true nature of his 'great expectations'.

With 30 illustrations by Frank Fraser, and text in double column format.
  The Household Edition - In 1871, the year after Dickens’ death, Chapman and Hall published Oliver Twist, as the first volume in the Household Edition, playing on the public’s fond memories of Dickens’ magazine Household Words. Over the next eight years the edition grew to 22 volumes. It was reset in large type on a quarto page, and furnished with entirely new illustrations by a fresh set of artists. These illustrations were in addition to reproductions of previously published illustrations by Phiz and others, the complete 866 illustrations were also published in 1908 as a separate volume. In New York the Household Edition was published by Harper & Brothers, who, for seven titles, substituted Chapman and Hall’s British illustrators for their own American illustrators.

Frank (Francis Arthur) Fraser (1846–1924), from the great Fraser family of artists, was was a prolific British illustrator and cartoonist.

References: Boyd, ‘My Favourite Dickens: Martin Chuzzlewit’
The Guardian 2011. Penguin Classics. Oxford Companion to Charles Dickens, 209. Dickens and His Illustrators. The Victorian Web.

Quarto (binding size 24.8x19cm), pp. [2] [6] 225 [3].
  Finely bound in three-quarter burgundy morocco over matching marbled boards, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, all edges trimmed.   Condition: Near fine, some gentle foxing to the first few pages, in fine binding.   Ref: 110150   Price: HK$ 3,000