Binding for “The Pickwick Papers”

Sangorski & Sutcliffe

Circa 1900


First edition. Exquisitely bound in full crimson morocco with highly decorative gilt designs and green morocco onlays on cover and spine, gilt designs on back cover by Sangorski & Sutcliffe including alternating gilt busts of Samuel Pickwick and Sam Weller which recur in the spine panels, a with an oval portrait of Dickens inset to inside upper cover, mounted with brass edges, ornate gilt and morocoo onlay borders, full morocco doublures and silk-free endpapers.

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Photograph and text by Edward Nudelman

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