New York / Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: Oxford University Press / The Franklin Library, 1984. Cattermole, George; Browne, Hablot Knight ('Phiz'). Limited Edition. Full-Leather. Near Fine / No Jacket. Item #2307016
One of 7500 copies. Spine faded.
xviii, 796 pp. Full red leather with navy blue leather onlays, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Includes seventy-six illustrations by George Cattermole and 'Phiz,' and an introduction by Kathleen Tillotson. "Barnaby Rudge: A Tale of the Riots of Eighty (commonly known as Barnaby Rudge) is a historical novel by British novelist Charles Dickens. Barnaby Rudge was one of two novels (the other was The Old Curiosity Shop) that Dickens published in his short-lived (1840–1841) weekly serial Master Humphrey's Clock. Barnaby Rudge is largely set during the Gordon Riots of 1780. Barnaby Rudge was the fifth of Dickens' novels to be published. It had originally been planned to appear as his first, but changes of publisher led to many delays, and it first appeared in serial form in the Clock from February to November 1841. It was Dickens' first historical novel."