FORSTER, John

FORSTER, John. The Life of Charles Dickens

London, Chapman & Hall, 1899.

£65

8vo. The Gadshill Edition. 2 vols ( 1812-47 and 1847-70): xvi, 528 p., with 4 plates including frontispiece portrait and numerous illustrations throughout, some full-page; xiv, 558 p., final catalogue leaf, with 3 plates including frontispiece portrait and numerous illustrations throughout, some full-page. Facsimile autograph of Dickens on half-titles. Red buckram over pasteboards, gilt lettering and tooling to front cover and spines. Spines damaged at head with some losses. Spines darkened and soiled, corners bumped and light staining to covers. U.e.g., a good copy.