Charles Dickens Works 48 Volume Magnifique Dana Estes & Co., Boston, Limited 26 Lettered Editions - Letter K - Circa 1900
                                                         $8,995.00 USD
Fabulous estate set of Charles Dickens Works, a 48 volume set, the Magnifique Edition, one of only 26 lettered editions, this one being lettered K. In fabulous condition for their age.
The photos really tell the story, each book measuring 9 1/4 inches high by 6 1/2 inches wide, of gorgeous half leather calf and silk, having the spines lettered and tooled in gilt, with the bindings being a deep, dark unfaded brown. The lighting changes the actual color. The second photo of one of the books represents the true deep color well.
The last two photos represent the nice condition that the books are in, having some rubbing from handling the books here and there mostly on the tops, some on the backs. The bindings are so tight that I doubt that no one has yet taken the time to read any of them. These were beautiful in the library. There are about 98 pounds of books here!!!!!
The titles are as follows:
I and II A Tale of Two Cities (11 Humphrey's Clock)
I and II Old Curiosity Shop
I, II, and III Christmas Books & Stories
I and II Oliver Twist
I and II Sketches By Boz
I, II and III Nicholas Nickleby
I, II and III Pickwick Papers
I, II and III Bleakhouse
I, II and III Little Dorrit
I, II and III David Copperfield
I, II and III Dombey & Son
I, II and III Barnaby Rudge
I, II and III Martin Chuzzlewit
I and II Great Expectations
I and II Uncommercial Traveler
I, II and III Our Mutual Friend
I and II A Childs History Of England
I Hard Times
I Reprinted Pieces
I American Notes
I Edwin Drood