Barnaby Rudge. A Tale of the Riots of ‘’Eighty’ - Charles Dickens, F. Barnard (illustrator) 1874 - Chapman and Hall, 193 Piccadilly - Household Edition, and first Barnard illustrated edition A handsomely bound edition, with 46 illustrations by Frederick Barnard and the text in double columns.

‘Set against the backdrop of the Gordon Riots of 1780,
Barnaby Rudge is a story of mystery and suspense which begins with an unsolved double murder and goes on to involve conspiracy, blackmail, abduction and retribution. Through the course of the novel fathers and sons become opposed, apprentices plot against their masters and anti-Catholic mobs rampage through the streets. With its dramatic descriptions of public violence and private horror, its strange secrets and ghostly doublings, Barnaby Rudge is a powerful, disturbing blend of historical realism and Gothic melodrama.’
  'One of Dickens's most neglected, but most rewarding, novels' – Peter Ackroyd.

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.

Frederick Barnard (1846-1896), British illustrator and artist who studied in London and Paris, and is chiefly remembered for his work on David Copperfield, The Christmas Books, Martin Chuzzlewit, A Tale of Two Cities and four other volumes this Household Edition.

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 24.8x18.7cm), pp. x 322.
  Finely bound in three-quarter burgundy morocco over matching marbled boards, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, all edges trimmed.   Condition: Waterstain to lower edge of frontispiece and title, else fine in fine binding.   Ref: 110155   Price: HK$ 1,800