London: Printed by George W. Jones for Members of the Limited Editions Club, 1931. Item #02675
Rackham Rings Dickens' Chimes
[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator], DICKENS, Charles. The Chimes. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Introduction by Edward Wagenkecht. London: Printed by George W. Jones for Members of the Limited Editions Club, 1931.
Limited to 1500 copies signed by the artist, this being copy number 622. Small folio ( 11 1/2 x 7 1/2 in; 293 x 190 mm). xxxii, , 128,  pp. Six full page illustrations and fourteen drawings in black and white.
Publisher's original pictorial buckram. Top edge gilt. Slight fading (1 inch) to front and lower boards at spine. A near fine copy in the publisher's pictorial slipcase with matching limitation number.
Introduction writer Edward Wagenknecht (1900-2004) "was the last surviving great scholar bookman to be born at the end of the Victorian era. He wrote two seminal works on the English and American novel, and a long line of critical literary biographies from 1929 to 1994... His first major biography [was] The Man Charles Dickens: A Victorian Portrait (1929)... Two years later Wagenknecht successfully persuaded Arthur Rackham to illustrate Dickens's Christmas tale The Chimes for the Limited Editions Club"
Latimore and Haskell p. 67.