First edition of Bernard Darwin's Dickens; the 11th book in the Duckworth Great Lives Series
Item Number: 117034
London: Duckworth, 1933.
First edition of Bernard Darwin’s concise biography of literary master Charles Dickens. Small octavo, original cloth. Very good in the rare original dust jacket which is in very good condition. Name to the front free endpaper.
The grandson of British Naturalist Charles Darwin, golf writer and amateur golfer Bernard Darwin was an authority on Charles Dickens. When Oxford Press issued all classics by Dickens around 1940, each with a foreword by a Dickensian scholar, Darwin was chosen to contribute the foreword to The Pickwick Papers.