Famous Dickens Characters 24 color plates 1870 Kyd art illustrated book TuckBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, Charles Dickens, Illustrated Books, Kyd, Portraits).
The Characters of Charles Dickens Portrayed in a Series of Original Water Colour Sketches by "Kyd".
Published c. 1870, London by Raphael Tuck & Sons.
24 full page color (chromolithographed) illustrations.
Cloth covered boards with large guilt pictorial device of Dickens seated dreaming of all 24 characters found within. Binding shaken, with loose pages as is almost inevitable given the glue used for the binding style.
Interior plates all clean, bright and displaying a pleasing age patina. Each color plate with a separate descriptive title sheet before it as issued.
Book remains well preserved and very attractive on the shelf. It displays a beautiful age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, the age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Becasue the book was "glued" and not "sewn", most surviving examples display this typical condition, essentially a collection of loose color plates ready for framing for display.
Please review photos for more detail and our best attempt to convey how this antique item survives.
Book Measures c. 10 1/4" H x 7 3/8" W.
[B245 - V2201].