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[DICKENS, Charles] HOUSE, Madeline and STOREY,Graham (eds.).
The Letters of Charles Dickens. The Pilgrim Edition.

All in dust wrappers, the wrapper of one volume a little torn at the foot and a few little tears at the spine ends of a couple of other volumes, signature of SALLY LEDGER in v.12, Review slip for v.2 added, a particularly nice set.

*SALLY LEDGER [1961-2009], was a Professor of Victorian literature who made major contributions to the fields of nineteenth-century women's writing, literary feminism, and the study of Charles Dickens. Unsurprisingly, Dickens wrote a large number of letters - this wonderful set includes 14,252. V.12 contains 1151, of which 427 are published for the first time and 76 for the first time complete; 750 have been transcribed from originals, facsimiles, or photocopies. An Addenda of a further 255 letters belonging to the first eleven volumes, discovered since the first such collection was published as Appendix A in the seventh volume, is now printed in volume twelve, fully annotated, as Appendix A (this includes corrigenda to all the earlier volumes); of these, 133 are new letters, 34 are given complete for the first time, and 176 have been transcribed from facsimiles or photocopies.

The Clarendon Press. Oxford.

Date Published: 1965-2002. 12 volumes.

Stock No. 65080

Price: 1,400.00