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THE COMPLETE WORKS by  CHARLES DICKENS - 1902] - from Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts (SKU: ST11462a-209)

THE COMPLETE WORKS

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THE COMPLETE WORKS

by DICKENS, CHARLES

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New York and London: Harper & Brothers, [ca, 1902]. 213 x 146 mm. (8 3/8 x 5 3/4"). 20 works in 30 volumes. Publisher's appealing deluxe binding of red half morocco over pink marbled boards, raised bands, spine gilt in three small and one large compartment, the latter containing an elongated Art Nouveau-style rose topiary, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, other edges rough trimmed. ALL BUT ONE OF THE VOLUMES UNOPENED. Illustrated throughout. Spines slightly affected by light (each spine evenly so, but with differing resultant shades), a little wear to extremities, bottom corner of one leaf torn off with loss of a couple of letters, another leaf with small hole and the same degree of loss, other trivial imperfections, but an excellent set of a readable edition from a major publisher, with sturdy bindings that show almost no wear to the joints and an essentially unread text that obviously shows almost no signs of use. This is a pleasing, unread set of the ever-popular works of Charles John Huffam Dickens (1812-70), a writer whose creations are familiar to millions, either directly or through one of the multitude of movies and television shows based on his fiction. As DNB observes, Dickens had an "extraordinary ability to create, and give unforgettably expressive names to, figures who are highly individualized by their physical appearance, dress, and mannerisms, and who are also powerfully allegorical, being brilliant incarnations of various aspects of perennial human nature." Dickens was admired by his contemporaries as a masterful story teller, and despite the disdain of early 20th century critics, he remains popular today both in academic circles and with the reading public. DNB says that "there can be few other English writers--apart, of course, from Shakespeare--with such widespread influence as Dickens, not only on their successors in the national literature, but also on major foreign writers, and few have been the subject of so many outstanding treatises by foreign critics.

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Bookseller
Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
ST11462a-209
Title
THE COMPLETE WORKS
Author
DICKENS, CHARLES
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
1
Publisher
Harper & Brothers, [ca
Place of Publication
New York and London
Date published
1902]
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About Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts

Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books an Manuscripts was established in 1978 on a ping pong table in a basement in Kalamazoo, Michigan. From the beginning, its founder was willing to sell a range of material (both because this approach made the work more educational than otherwise and because it gave him a good excuse for not being an expert in any particular specialty). Over the years, the business has gravitated toward historical artifacts that are physically attractive in some way--illuminated material, fine bindings, books printed on vellum, fore-edge paintings, beautiful typography and paper, impressive illustration. Today, the company still sells a wide range of things, from (scruffy) ninth century leaves to biblical material from all periods to Wing and STC imprints to modern private press books to artists' bindings. While we are forgiving about condition when something is of considerable rarity, we always try to obtain the most attractive copies possible of whatever we offer for sale.

Glossary

Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:

raised band(s)
Raised bands refer to the ridges that protrude slightly from the spine on leather bound books.  The bands are created...[more]
morocco
Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also...[more]
Marbled boards
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gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...[more]
unopened
A state in which all or some of the pages of a book have not been separated from the adjacent pages, caused by a traditional...[more]
edges
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a...[more]

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