Edgar Browne Phiz and Dickens Signed 1913
Author: Edgar Browne
Illustrator: Hablot Knight Browne (Phiz)
Title: Phiz and Dickens
Year of Publication: 1913
Edition: Phiz and Dickens deluxe signed first edition
Publisher: James Nisbet & Co. Ltd
Signed: Edgar Browne, son of Hablot Knight Browne (Phiz)
Size of Book: 12.00 x 9.50 inches (approximately)
Brief Details of This Book:
Phiz is probably one of the best known of Charles Dickens illustrators. Phiz and Dickens was written by Edgar Browne, who was the son of Hablot Knight Browne (Phiz). Phiz and Dickens published in 1913 by James Nisbet & Co. Ltd, this detailed book contains a great Charles Dickens facsimile letter.
This Phiz and Dickens book is signed by Edgar Browne and numbered 124 of just 175 signed copies worldwide.
Phiz and Dickens is a wonderful personal biographical book that looks at the Charles Dickens books: Barnaby Rudge, Chimes, Charles Dickens Christmas books, David Copperfield, Master Humphrey’s Clock, The Pickwick Papers, A Tale of Two Cities, and so much more.
There are 39 large plate illustrations by Hablot Knight Browne in black and white and sepia tone. All the Hablot Knight Browne plates are accompanied with their tissue guards.
Condition of the Binding:
The large original gilt decorated vellum binding has gilt lettering to the front board with gilt initials on a green background to the corners of the border. The vellum binding is in Very Good condition being complete but with marks, discolouration to the spine, corner knocks and edge wear. Despite the faults, this is an attractive binding.
Condition of the Pages:
There are 320 numbered pages, top edge gilt and remaining untrimmed, complete with the 39 plates and tissue guards, with the pages being very clean internally and in overall Very Good + condition.
Condition of the Plates:
The plates are in Fine condition