Featuring original illustrations by five distinguished nineteenth-century artists; dashing portraits of Dickens by George Cruikshank; relics from Gad's Hill Place, the novelist's beloved home; and revealing pages from Dickens's own private pocket diary.
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The New York Public Library Collector's Editions
Favorite masterpieces of world literature illustrated by rare and beautiful materials from the Library's collections and featuring an elegant, distinctive design, with foil-trimmed covers with matching endpapers; compact, easy-to-hold size; and modern, readable type. Each book includes a biography of the author, a short essay about the images and artifacts from the Library used to illustrate the text, and suggestions for further reading.
608 pages, illustrated. Published by Doubleday, 1997.
Hardcover. $20.00. ISBN 0-385-48721-5.