New York: P. F. Collier & Son, 1911. Anniversary Edition. Hardcover. The Anniversary Edition of the Works of Charles Dickens, February 7, 1812. Duodecimo [20 cm] Red cloth over boards with stamping in gilt and blind on the backstrips. Illustrated. Extremities moderately rubbed and dinged; occasional soft hinges and cracks in the text blocks. Sketches by "Boz" is in fair condition only, with some preliminary pages missing, including the title page. The frontispiece page and first page of the Introduction are detached, but present. A Child's History of England: text block pulling away from the backstrip. David Copperfield Part I: moisture staining, mostly to the front board and preliminary leaves. A handful of the other volumes have sporadic moisture staining. Missing: A Tale of Two Cities. Will require extra postage due to volume and weight. Good. Item #54701
With introductions, critical comments, and notes by Andrew Lang, Charles Dickens the Younger, G. K. Chesterton, John Forster, Edgar Allan Poe, Frank R. Stockton, and others.
A set with the following volumes present: Great Expectations / Master Humphrey's Clock; Bleak House Part I; Bleak House Part II; Sketches by "Boz"; Barnaby Rudge; Christmas Books / Pictures from Italy; A Child's History of England / No Thoroughfare; Christmas Stories; David Copperfield Part I; David Copperfield Part II; Dombey and Son Part I; Dombey and Son Part II; Little Dorrit Part I; Little Dorrit Part II; Martin Chuzzlewit Part I; Martin Chuzzlewit Part Two; The Old Curiosity Shop; Nicholas Nickleby Part I; Nicholas Nickleby Part II; Pickwick Papers Part I; Pickwick Papers Part II; Our Mutual Friend Part I; Our Mutual Friend Part II / Mugby Junction / George Silverman's Explanation; Oliver Twist / The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices.