Christmas Gift Ideas / Charles Dickens
DICKENS Charles (1859)
A Tale of Two CitiesEnquire
First Edition. 8vo., later full red crushed Morocco by Bayntun's of Bath (signed Bayntun. Binder. Bath. Eng. on the front free endpaper,) with double gilt rules on upper and lower boards, spine in six compartments ruled in gilt and with corner ornaments in gilt, author and title lettered in gilt on green and panels respectively, t.e.g. London, Chapman and Hall.
DICKENS Charles (1840)
Master Humphrey's ClockEnquire
Wuth illustrations by George Cattermole and Hablot Brown. Original dark brown ribbed cloth with gilt clock vignettes on each volume and ornate floral border in blind, gilt titles and decoration on the spine. First bound edition, in three volumes. 8vo. London, Chapman and Hall.
DICKENS, Charles; COSWAY-STYLE BINDING (1845)
The Chimes: A Goblin StoryEnquire
8vo, 17cm x 11.5cm, [i - xii], 176 pp. Later green morocco Cosway style binding with tulip-shaped panel outlined with simple but attractive gilt tooling, with watercolour sketch on vellum of a wry looking angel holding a flaming torch, signed "W.P." Spine with five raised bands, lettered and dated in gilt in the compartments, all edges gilt. Marbled endpapers with doublures, binder's stamp ("W. P E") on rear doublure panel, green silk bookmark. The original red cloth cover with its decorative gilt title is bound in at the back, the red harmonising with the green of the binding in a cheeringly festive manner. Stated Eighth Edition. London, Chapman & Hall, 1845.