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The First Edition has this wonderful Charles Dickens book for sale, the magnificent and rare signed limited edition book of Edgar Browne Phiz and Dickens which was written about one of Charles Dickens book illustrators, Hablot Knight Browne (also known as Phiz) by Phiz’s son Edgar Browne. This book is numbered 124 of just 175 signed copies worldwide. This large book measuring 12.00 inches by 9.50 inches (approximate) with original gilt decorated vellum bevelled boards is complete with 39 large plate illustrations by Hablot Knight Browne in black and white and sepia tone. All the Hablot Knight Browne plates are accompanied with their tissue guards.
The large original gilt decorated vellum boards have gilt lettering to the front with gilt initials on a green background to the corners of the border. The vellum boards are in Very Good condition being complete but with marks, discolouration to the spine, corner knocks and edge wear. Despite the faults, these are an attractive set of boards.
There are 320 numbered pages, top edge gilt and remaining untrimmed, complete with the 39 plates and tissue guards, with the pages being very clean internally and in overall Very Good condition.
Phiz and Dickens is a wonderful personal biographical book by Hablot Knight Browne’s son Edgar Browne that looks at the Charles Dickens books which includes: Barnaby Rudge, Chimes, Charles Dickens Christmas books, David Copperfield, Master Humphrey’s Clock, The Pickwick Papers, A Tale of Two Cities, and so much more.
This signed limited edition of Phiz and Dickens, featuring one of Charles Dickens most famous book illustrators, is scarce and stunning with this being number 124 of just 175 signed copies worldwide. This rare signed limited edition illustrated book will make a wonderful addition to any Charles Dickens books collection, illustrated books collection, signed books collection, or as a superb Christmas present for him or her, birthday present or anniversary present.