The Personal History of David Copperfield
Author: Dickens, Charles
Reference #: 1003
List Price: $40.00
Gerald Duckworth and Co. and The Overlook Press, London, 2005. A Fine copy of the facsimile edition of the famous 1937 printing from The Nonesuch Press of Bloomsbury, which reproduces both the title page from that Fine Press edition including the publisher’s device, its half-title and the front cover of the original printing in monthly parts from Bradbury & Evans. The illustrations are from the plates etched for the original edition; the text from the ‘Charles Dickens’ Edition of his works issued from 1868-1870. Pp. [xxiv] + 871 + , with publisher’s wrap-around and mylar sleeve. The front boards features the Nonesuch Press ‘walking bear’ in blind; port. engraving endpapers. A Fine copy. For the place of the Nonesuch Press in publishing history and its role in bridging the world of the Private Press with that of commercial publishers, cf.: Levarie, The Art & History of Books, Oak Knoll and the British Library, 1995, p. 300; and Thomas, Great Books and Book Collectors, Chancellor Press, 1975, pp. 228-230.
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