[DICKENS, CHARLES. 1812-1870.]
FORSTER, JOHN. The Life of Charles Dickens. London: Chapman and Hall, 1872-74.
3 volumes in 9. 8vo (211 x 131 mm). Extra-illustrated. Full green morocco with Dickens portraits and signatures stamped in gilt to upper and lower covers, gilt lettering and leonine devices to spine, top edge gilt, gilt tooled doublures and dentelles, silk endpapers.
EXTRA ILLUSTRATED IN DELUXE BINDING. Grangerised with approximately 550 portraits, engravings, autograph letters signed, signatures, and other material, including a signed check by Dickens, a signed check by Forster, and an autograph postcard signed by Gladstone. A fine set.