NONESUCH PRESS. DICKENS, Charles. Nonesuch Dickensiana. Bloomsbury: The Nonesuch Press, 1937.
8vo. Original blue cloth lettered in gilt on spine with gilt lettering and device on upper board; housed in both the original glassine and the publisher's box; pp. [vii], 9-130, [iv]; with advance subscription form and enveloped laid in at rear; also included is a loose letter from the press, signed by the secretary; light wear and markings to box; glassine creased and a little chipped, as is to be expected, else an incredibly well preserved example.
The prospectus for the most famous collected edition of Dickens containing an article by Arthur Waugh entitled Dickens and his illustrators, A Bibliographical List of the original illustrations to the Works of Charles Dickens, A retrospectus of the important editions of Dickens, including facsimiles from the editions, and the Prospectus and order form for the forth-coming Nonesuch Edition. The letter states: "This Nonesuch Dickens will not only be the most complete of all editions, and the most beautiful: it will also be unique. All the eight hundred and seventy-seven illustrations, which were made under the supervision of Charles Dickens, are now to be printed carefully by hand from the original plates. And the edition will be limited to eight hundred and seventy-seven sets, so that each subscriber may receive one of the original plates! It is conceivable that each plate will some day be worth more to collectors than the total price of a set of the Nonesuch Dickens itself."