Title: Chips from Dickens selected by Thomas Mason.
Publisher: Bryce, David & Son.
Publication Date: 1884
Condition: Very Good
Edition: 1st Edition
Undated but 1884. 32mo. 126 printed pages + 2 pages Chapman & Hall publisher's catalogue at end (very slight foxing). 16mo. All edges red. Red printed border on each page. Golden Thoughts Series number 15. Decorated endpapers. Contemporary owner's incription in pencil on verso of front free endpaper, dated 1885. 60 x 86mm. Original brown cloth (spine slightly sunned, corners very slightly worn). Spine with vertical gilt column surmounted by the figure of Charles Dickens and lettering -"Chips from Dickens" followed by "Pickwick Papers, David Copperfield, Oliver Twist, Dombey & Son, Little Dorrit, Barnaby Rudge, Bleak House, & Household Works". The covers have an elaborate embossed scene of Dickens seated at his writing desk in front of a bay of sash windows; the upper cover in gilt and the lower cover in blind. Printed by Robert Maclehose, Glasgow. Not in Bondy nor Spielmann. Garbett, 51 (he believed it was a later publication, in error). Welsh, 2357 refers to a listing of this title in a 1902 Bryce catalogue but lists no copies in commerce or in well-known collections and guessed it was published circa 1900. WorldCat locates a single copy at the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France. Very uncommon, attractive and scarce Bryce publication featuring Charles Dickens extracts. Seller Inventory # 5297