Limited and Signed edition of The Chimes by Charles Dickens Illustrated by Arthur Rackham:
The Chimes, a short novel, was written by Charles Dickens one year after his famous “Christmas Carol” novel was published. It is well recognized as one of Dickens’s series of Christmas books. Rackham’s fine illustrations add considerably to the books’ charm and value. A really lovely copy.
Original buff cloth boards with bright black and gilt illustration and lettering on the front cover. Darkened spine. Illustrated end pages. A previous owner’s book plate on the front down page. Uncut pages on the lower edge. Clean age toned contents. Six full page illustrations and fouteen smaller black and white drawings. Hinges are very mildly delicate on page 24 but this remains a tight copy. The signature of Arthur Rackham and details of the limited edition ( 428) are on the back pages of the book. 129 printed pages. 11 1/2 x 8″. 8vo
The hard board design slipcase is moisture-damp stained with the spine coming free in one place and wear on the edges.