Additional portraits

Charles Dickens and Maria Beadnell (“Dora”) Private Correspondence between Charles Dickens and Mrs. Henry Winter (née Beadnell) the Original of Dora Spenlow in “David Copperfield” and Flora Finching in “Little Dorrit”. Edited by George Pierce Baker.

Saint Louis: Privately printed for William K. Bixby [by the University Press, Cambridge, U.S.A], 1908.

Price: $150.00

About the item

Privately printed “Second Edition,” Bixby having allowed the Bibliophile Society to print their edition for their members and then producing 250 copies for presentation to his friends. 18 plates (2 coloured) with lettered tissue guards, some with extra loose tissue guards, 4 folding facsimiles, plus double page facsimile. 1 vols. 4to. Additional portraits. Original half parchment, original glassine wrap (tear) and original light blue box. Some discoloration of label on the box, minor spotting to fore-edge of text, else a fine copy. Bixby's “Privately Printed Books” p. 9 which notes “Contents similar to Bibliophile Society edition of 493 copies but containing reproductions of many hitherto unpublished portraits of Dickens and his wife, and many othr portraits not contained in the Bibliophile edition”.

Item #19734

The originals were in Bixby's extensive collection.