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World of Charles Dickens, The
London: The Arcadia Press, 1971. - The Great Boz Meets The Great BinderAnd The Resulting Book Is Beautiful[ZAEHNSDORF, Bindery]. [DICKENS, Charles]. WILSON, Angus. The World of Charles Dickens. This Edition is limited to 265 copies of which numbers 251-265 are not for sale. The motif and binding have been specially designed for The Edition. This book has been hand-bound by Zaehnsdorf of London. This is copy number [in ink] 9. London: The Arcadia Press, 1971. Limited to 250 copies for sale signed by Angus Wilson, this being copy no. 9 of twenty-five specially bound copies. Quarto (9 3/4 x 7 5/8 in; 247 x 194 mm). 302 pp. Illustrated throughout in color and black and white, often full-page. Bound by Zaehnsdorf in 1971 in full crushed emerald morocco with central geometric pictorial onlay of an abstracted Victorian workhouse to upper cover, comprised of tan, black, gilt, and brick-red morocco. Spine with onlaid tan circle with title in gilt. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. A fine copy housed in the original fleece-lined gray cloth drop-back case with black leather label on spine.This book's binding by the great Zaehnsdorf is a modern wonder to behold. "There are few firms of craft bookbinders that can claim an existence of longer than one hundred years. One which can is Zaehnsdorf Limited, founded in 1842 by Joseph Zaehnsdorf. It remained under the direct control of three successive generations of the Zaehnsdorf family.Bindings produced by the firm of Zaehnsdorf are still admired today the excellence of craftsmanship which they display" (Broomhead, The Zaehnsdorfs (1842-1947): Craft Bookbinders, p. 11).
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