Dombey and Son – Charles Dickens (Talwin Morris binding) 1908


  • Author: Charles Dickens
  • Publisher: The Gresham Publishing Co., London, [1908]
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Condition: Near Fine
  • Size: 8vo
  • Attributes: First Edition, Illustrated

First edition, first printing thus. Imperial edition. Red cloth, beautiful Art Nouveau decorations designed by Talwin Morris. Binding tight, square, spine sun faded, sunned, previous owner’s name on ffep, foxing at fore-edge, top edge gilt, internally clean and bright. Illustrated by John H. Bacon. Near Fine.

Dombey and Son is vintage Dickens and explores the classic themes of betrayal, cruelty, and deceit. The novel follows the fortunes of Dombey, a businessman par excellence, who craves a son to inherit his enterprises. His family, and especially his daughter, the sweet and good-natured Florence, bear the brunt of his frustrations.

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