London: Printed by George W. Jones for Members of the Limited Editions Club, 1931. Item #03260
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 1047. 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. Spine slightly darkened, 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.