Publisher: London: Chapman and Hall, 1880 [vols 1 & 2] and 1883 [vol. 3].
Edition: Second edition, fifth thousand, of vols 1 & 2; first edition of vol. 3.
Condition: Edges worn; rear inner hinge in volume one in need of repair; very good set, enclosed in a cloth slipcase.
Book ID: 21538
Description3 vols, 8vo, original decorated maroon cloth, gilt decorations and lettering.
CommentsInscribed on half-title of volume I to “Walter Theodore Watts-Dunton / from / Algernon Charles Swinburne / August 8th 1899.” This edition of Dickens’ letters was completed in two volumes in 1880 by the editors, Mamie Dickens and Georgina Hogarth, and they considered it a supplement to Foster's Life of Dickens. When a large body of additional correspondence became available, they issued the supplementary third volume.