DICKENS, CHARLES The works of Charles Dickens. London: Chapman and Hall, 1881-1882. Extra-illustrated "edition de luxe;" hand-numbered as 10 of 10.
Sixty volumes, elaborately bound, in double-sided full leather boards (26 cm. tall); all edges gilt. With silk endpapers. Loss to boards on two volumes (see images). Extra-illustrated, with hundreds of plates, including dozens of watercolors. Each volume with the bookplate of Emily Jewell Clark, a Michigonian philanthropist.
An edition published by Chapman and Hall. To punctuate the limited edition of 1000 copies of Dickens' complete works, each of the 10 sets in this "Edition De Luxe" were bound, with an original suite of watercolors after Kyd and others.