CHILDREN OF DICKENS

(New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1947).

A PLEASING AND WELL PRESERVED COPY, and a wonderful work by beloved illustrator Jesse Willcox Smith. Smith brings us charming period images of David Copperfield and Peggotty, Pip and Joe Gargery, Little Em'ly, Oliver and the Artful Dodger, Tiny Tim and Bob Cratchit, Jenny Wren, Little Nell, The four little Kenwigses, Paul Dombey and Florence, and the Runaway Couple.
Crothers text retells stories of many of Dickens' most famous characters and includes background information on the time and the settings of the novels to make them more approachable to 20th Century American children. Item #30335

Early printing, one of the books in the Scribner's Illustrated Classics series. With ten charming colour plates by Jessie Willcox Smith along with a title-page vignette and illustrated endpapers featuring a London scene of the Old Curiosity Shop. 8vo, publisher's original black cloth lettered in gilt on spine, with a colour pictorial paste-down by Jessie Willcox Smith on the upper cover within a gilt frame lettered in black. 259 pp. A very nice copy, the black cloth still fresh and bright and well preserved, no fading and with vivid gilt, only light evidence of shelving to the tips or edges.

Price: $75.00