by RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator; DICKENS, Charles; [LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB]
London: Printed by George W. Jones for Members of the Limited Editions Club, 1931. Rackham Rings Dickens' Chimes[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator], DICKENS, Charles. The Chimes. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Introduction by Edward Wagenkecht. London: Printed by George W. Jones for Members of the Limited Editions Club, 1931. Limited to 1500 copies signed by the artist, this being copy number 1164. Small folio ( 11 1/2 x 7 5/8 in; 293 x 195 mm). xxxii, , 128,  pp. Six full page illustrations and fourteen drawings in black and white. Publisher's original pictorial buckram. Top edge gilt. Spine darkened, an excellent copy in the original slightly worn publisher's pictorial slipcase with matching limitation number.Introduction writer Edward Wagenknecht (1900-2004) "was the last surviving great scholar bookman to be born at the end of the Victorian era. He wrote two seminal works on the English and American novel, and a long line of critical literary biographies from 1929 to 1994... His first major biography [was] The Man Charles Dickens: A Victorian Portrait (1929)... Two years later Wagenknecht successfully persuaded Arthur Rackham to illustrate Dickens's Christmas tale The Chimes for the Limited Editions Club" Latimore and Haskell p. 67.
(Inventory #: 03928)
English, American and European Literature, Children's Books, Color-Plate Books, Illustrated Books, Early Printed Books, Private Press Books, Fine Bindings, Original Artwork, High Spot Modern First Editions.
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