Rare Books Dombey and Son by Charles Dickens Two Volume Set 1924 George Sproul Limited Number Set Dickens Works Gifts for Readers Used Books

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This is a very good set of two hardcovers. This two volume set is from the Limited Numbered Edition published by George Sproul 1924, from set # 222 of 1000. Both hardcovers are very good inside and out given age. There is only light natural tanning to pages from age and they are clean. Illustrated frontispiece opposite title page still has tissue guard in place both volumes. The binding is tight and straight. Maroon hardcover boards with gold design and lettering are also very good and solid. The covers are clean with only light wearing. Top page edges tipped in gold with only light wearing. Both are crown octavo book size or 5.5" x 8". This was originally published in a 30 volume set of a limited number of 1000. This selection is from that set and includes Dombey and Son Volume One and Volume Two only. The set as issued was # 222 of 1000 copies. The gold design and title/author/publisher on covers is still intact with only light wearing. Illustrated Bardell Edition.

Dombey and Son by Charles Dickens is a classic novel about a rich man who neglects his family because he has no son to follow in his footsteps. He rejects his daughter because of his mindset for a male heir. When he finally gets his son it comes at a price. His wife dies shortly after and his son is weak and sickly. After attempts to restore his health, the father sends his son to the seaside and initially improvements are seen. Sadly, they will not last and the father must decide if he is to reconcile with his daughter before his death.

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