London: Chapman and Hall, Ltd., 1906.
Leatherbound. Eighty volumes.Octavo. Limited to 750 copies. Originally published in forty volumes, the set was eventually expanded to 80. Bound in full red morocco leather with doublures by MacDonald Bindery. Extra-illustrated throughout, with all edges gilt, raised bands on spines, and ornate gilt tooling on spines and covers. Very good. Item #1348
Provenance: Woolworth Family crest visible inside front covers.
Some volumes neatly rehinged, and some minor water stains visible. Overall the set is in very good condition. Not all volumes pictured or illustrated.
Charles John Huffam Dickens (1812–1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded by many as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the 20th century, critics and scholars had recognised him as a literary genius. His novels and short stories are still widely read today.