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The classic, definitive, world-famous Nonesuch Press edition of 1937, finally available again and bound in leather and linen
The text in these stunning volumes is taken from the 1867 Chapman and Hall edition, which became known as the Charles Dickens edition and was the last edition to be corrected by the author himself. The Nonesuch edition contains full-color illustrations selected by Dickens himself, by artists including Hablot Knight Browne ( Phiz ), George Cruikshank, John Leech, Robert Seymour, and George Cattermole.
The Nonesuch Dickens reproduces the original elegance of these beautiful editions. Books are printed on natural cream-shade high quality stock, quarter bound in bonded leather with cloth sides, include a ribbon marker, and feature special printed endpapers. Each volume is wrapped in a protective, clear acetate jacket.
The books are available as individual volumes, or as sets. The six-volume set contains Oliver Twist, Bleak House, Christmas Books, Nicholas Nickleby, David Copperfield, and Great Expectations together with Hard Times. The three-volume set contains A Tale of Two Cities, Little Dorrit, and The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit.
About Nicholas Nickleby
Dickens genius for creating eccentric yet entirely captivating characters found its fullest expression in his third novel, Nicholas Nickleby, published in 1839. The ebullient narrative follows Nicholas as he escapes from the influence of his villainous uncle and the wicked schoolmaster Wackford Squeers, stumbles into a theatrical career, and pursues his fortune through numerous adventures.
Praise for The Nonesuch Dickens
No more handsome edition of Dickens has yet appeared, nor is it easy to conceive of any which might surpass this one. The Scotsman
The Nonesuch Press was founded by Francis Meynell in 1923 and produced some of the most elegant books published in the first half of the twentieth century. The Nonesuch Dickens was limited to 877 sets and each set sold for fifty-six guineas, the equivalent of roughly $5,000 today.