A Dickens Portrait Gallery Collected by John R. Crossland.

London: Collins’ Clear Type Press, n.d. [circa 1931]. Small 8vo., [1]-253 pp., title-page and frontisportrait framed in a decorative floral border, numerous b&w plates. Original light-green cloth stamped in blind to upper board and backstrip. Cloth cover is slightly sun-toned, otherwise very good. First edition thus, from The Laurel and Gold Series, illustrated by A. Ede. An extensive portrayal of the the Dickens characters, enriched by A. Ede’s lively illustrations, most notable is the dashing apple-cheeked Sam Weller, the roguish and compact Miss Mowcher, and the sweeping, dewy-eyed Dolly Varden (Item Id: 108470)

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