"So the long collaboration between author and artist is ended; and it ends inevitable in an atmosphere of regret": First edition of Nonesuch Dickensiana
Nonesuch Dickensiana: Charles Dickens and His Illustrators.
Item Number: 96216
London: The Nonesuch Press, 1937.
First edition of the Nonesuch Press’s history and analysis of Dickens and his illustrators, including the first published complete bibliographical list of the original illustrations to Dickens’ works. Octavo, original cloth with gilt titles to the spine and front panel, engraved title vignette. In near fine condition.f
Founded in 1922 in London by Francis Meynell, his second wife Vera Mendel, and their mutual friend David Garnett, The Nonesuch Press was established in the basement of Garnett's bookshop in Soho. Nonesuch was unusual among private presses in that it used a small hand press to design books and then had them printed by commercial printers. Among the press's best-known editions were the collected works of William Congreve and William Wycherley and translations of Cervantes and Dante.