THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB With an Introduction by G.K. Chesterton and Illustrations by John Austen.

THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB With an Introduction by G.K. Chesterton and Illustrations by John Austen.

(Oxford: Oxford University Press for The Limited Editions Club, 1933).

A FIRST EDITIO OF THIS FAVORITE ILLUSTRATED BOOK AND A FINE AND BRIGHT COPY. This fine gift edition of THE PICKWICK PAPERS, is handsomely illustrated by John Austen. On these colourful and energetic pages, the exploits and antics of Pickwick, Tupman, Winkle, and Snodgrass come to life. For Dickens lovers, PICKWICK is often the favorite, filled as it is with delightful humor and adventure. And surely, this illustrated edition will provide endless visual delight to its readers as they encounter the four members of the Corresponding Society of the Pickwick Club in their many amusing escapades. Item #33036

2 volumes. First Edition issued by the Club and first with the Austen illustrations. Signed by the Artist and limited to 1500 copies only. Illustrated with 24 full-page colour plates by John Austen and many black and white illustrations throughout the text. Thick 4to, publisher s original tan polished cloth lettered in gilt on the spines and upper cover, and with the fine gilt pictorial vignette on the upper cover, in the elusive original green, white and black printed and decorated dustjackets, decorated endleaves. xxvi, 374; x, 375-759, [3] pp. An excellent set in original dustjackets. Beautifully preserved, essentially as pristine, both books and dustjackest in fine condition.

Price: $195.00