London: 1859-1866. [English literature] 16 volumes, continuous from number 1 to 400. Large octavo, contemporary binding of plum full morocco, extra gilt, with marbled edges and endpapers. Internally clean, very light wear to covers, one or two spine a touch sunned. A superb, very decorative set of this important periodical publication, edited by Dickens, in effect the continuation to Household Words. Dickens owned All The Year Round with W.H. Wills. He remained its editor until his death in 1870. His son, Charles Dickens Jr., inherited his father's 75 per-cent stake in the business and, in January 1871, bought out Wills's 25 per-cent share, following the latter's understandable objection to Charley's decision to award himself both the editor's and sub-editor's salary. The journal continued under Charles Dickens Jr.'s editorship until 1888, and finally ceased publication in 1893. (Drew 12). Item #47785
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