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GREAT EXPECTATIONS

GREAT EXPECTATIONS

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GREAT EXPECTATIONS

by DICKENS, Charles

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  • Hardcover
  • Signed
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Spine slightly darkened with some rubbing, much nicer than usually found. Near Fine in an intact Very Good slipcase
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Edinburgh: Limited Editions Club, 1937. Hardcover. Spine slightly darkened with some rubbing, much nicer than usually found. Near Fine in an intact Very Good slipcase. Gordon Ross. Quarto (7" x 10") bound in green buckram and printed by R. & R. Clark with a previously unpublished 6000-word preface by George Bernard Shaw. This edition is also bibliographically important in that it is the first time Dickens's original "unhappy" ending to this great novel was published. This is copy #473 of 1500 with 55 illustrations by Gordon Ross and SIGNED by the illustrator on the colophon page.

"We need never be ashamed of our tears."

Synopsis

Great Expectations is a classic novel by Charles Dickens, published in 1861. It tells the story of Pip, a young orphan boy brought up by his abusive sister and her blacksmith husband in rural England. Pip dreams of becoming a gentleman and escaping poverty, but his life takes a dramatic turn when he receives a large fortune from an anonymous benefactor. As he rises in society, he becomes involved with a host of colorful characters, including the eccentric Miss Havisham and her adopted daughter Estella, and learns valuable lessons about love, loyalty, and the true meaning of happiness. The novel is considered one of Dickens' greatest works and a masterpiece of English literature.

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Bookseller
Charles Agvent US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
021360
Title
GREAT EXPECTATIONS
Author
DICKENS, Charles
Illustrator
Gordon Ross
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
Used - Spine slightly darkened with some rubbing, much nicer than usually found. Near Fine in an intact Very Good slipcase
Quantity Available
1
Publisher
Limited Editions Club
Place of Publication
Edinburgh
Date Published
1937
Keywords
Signed, Charles Dickens, Illustrated Books, George Bernard Shaw, Fine Press, Victorian Literature, 19th Century Literature, Limited Editions Club, 19th Century British Literature
Bookseller catalogs
19th Century British Literature;

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Charles Agvent

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Charles Agvent

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About Charles Agvent

We carry a diverse and select stock with major specialties including Modern and 19th Century Literary First Editions, Signed Books & Autographs (especially Presidential and Literary), and Limited Editions Club books. We have been in business since 1987 and are proud to be members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB).

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Quarto
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Buckram
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Colophon
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Rubbing
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Fine
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