DICKENS, Charles

DICKENS, Charles. The Works of Charles Dickens (The London Edition)

London, The Caxton Publishing Company, [19–].


8vo, 28 vols (of 29), illustrated frontispiece (some are reproductions on coloured drawings with scenes of characters from the novels, others and black and white pictures and photographs of the author), title page and occasional throughout. Most of the volumes with handwritten dedication on top corner of fly: “To Gladys with love from Eric…” and different dates between 1906-7. The London Edition, bound in publishers dark green cloth, complex light green geometrical frame on front cover with Dickens’ initials at centre. Some minors chips to spine extremities, cover corners lightly rubbed.

This set belonged to Gladys Vaughan, mother of Keith Vaughan, an iconic C20th British painter.