London: Chapman & Hall, Limited. 1903-7. 22 volumes. Complete illustrated edition of ‘The Fireside Dickens’ containing the complete novels and a selection of Dickens’ other writings. Frontispieces and illustrations throughout by Cruickshank, Hablot K. Browne (‘Phiz’), and others. Contains: I, Sketches by Boz; II, The Pickwick Papers; III, Oliver Twist; IV, Nicholas Nickleby; V, The Old Curiosity Shop; VI, American Notes and Pictures from Italy; VII, Barnaby Rudge; VIII, A Child’s History of England; IX, Christmas Books; X, Martin Chuzzlewit; XI, Hard Times; XII, A Tale of Two Cities; XIII, Dombey and Son; XIV, David Copperfield; XV, Bleak House; XVI, Little Dorrit; XVII, Great Expectations; XVIII, Christmas Stories; XIX, Our Mutual Friend; XX, The Uncommercial Traveller; XXI, Master Humphrey’s Clock and Edwin Drood; XXII, Reprinted Pieces, etc.
Uniformly bound in original red morocco with gilt lettering and embossed designs along the spine. Considerable wear and bruising to the spines. Some minor repair work to the bindings of certain volumes. Internally clean but with some occasional foxing. The top of the text blocks are dusted. An attractive if worn collection of Dickens’ writing.