COMPLETE SET OF THE WORKS OF CHARLES DICKENS: FINELY BOUND BY Zaehnsdorf
The Works of Charles Dickens (Including: Bleak House; A Tale of Two Cities; Little Dorrit; Great Expectations; Oliver Twist; A Christmas Carol; David Copperfield; Dombey & Son; The Old Curiosity Shop; Nicholas Nickleby).
Item Number: 89990
London: Chapman & Hall, 1899.
The Gadshill edition with Forster’s Life of Charles Dickens in matching bindings, together 36 volumes. Octavo, bound in three quarters morocco over marbled boards by Zaehnsdorf for Charles Scribner’s Sons, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, green morocco spine labels, top edge gilt. In near fine condition. An exceptional set.
Dickens is generally considered the greatest writer of the Victorian period. His works are characterized by attacks on social evils, injustice, and hypocrisy. "His imaginative freshness, his deep and sincere tenderness and pity, his whole-souled humor that is seldom sharpened into wit, his superabundance of creative energy, have built a deathless niche in the temple of fame for Charles Dickens" (Kunitz & Haycraft, 184).