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[Ten plates from Charles Dickens's Bleak House.]
[Ten plates from Charles Dickens's Bleak House.]
[H.K. Browne ('Phiz').]
[London, 1853.]
Set of ten loose wood-engravings, including frontispiece, after H.K. Brown. Proofs on india paper, with captions. Each c. 225 x 140mm. 9 x 5½". Fine impressions, with occasional marginal foxing.
Bleak House was published in 20 monthly parts between March 1852 and September 1853. It is held to be one of Charles Dickens' (1812-1870) finest novels, containing one of the most vast, complex and engaging arrays of minor characters and sub-plots in his entire canon. At the novel's core is a long-running litigation in the Court of Chancery, Jarndyce v Jarndyce, which has far-reaching consequences for all involved. Hablot Knight Browne (1815-1882), painter and illustrator; known as 'Phiz'.
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