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    The William E. Self Family Collection Part I The Kenyon Starling Library Of Charles Dickens

    2 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 15

    [DICKENS, Charles, editor]. The Extraordinary Gazette. Speech of his Mightiness on Opening the Second Number of Bentley's Miscellany, Edited by "Boz". [London: Bentley, March 1837].

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    [DICKENS, Charles, editor]. The Extraordinary Gazette. Speech of his Mightiness on Opening the Second Number of Bentley's Miscellany, Edited by "Boz". [London: Bentley, March 1837].

    8o (230 x 138 mm). 4 pages. Wood-engraving of Dickens by Hablot K. Browne ["Phiz"]. (Lightly browned, one or two spots, a few pale stains.) 20th-century red morocco, elaborately decorated in gilt. Provenance: E Caddiell Esq (B.A.M. loan ticket signed); Comte Alain de Suzannet (bookplate; his sale Sotheby's London, 22 November 1971, part lot 15); Kenyon Starling (bookplate).

    FIRST EDITION, originally bound into Part III of Bentley's Miscellany. SCARCE:. According to American Book Prices Current only two copies, bound or unbound, have appeared at auction since this copy. Yale/Gimbel E33.

    [Bound with:]

    Other Dickens contributions to Bentley's Miscellany, comprising.

    Stray Chapters. By "Boz." Chapter I. The Pantomime of Life. [Vol. I. March, 1837] 8 pages; Stray Chapters. By "Boz." Chapter II. Some Particulars Concerning a Lion. [Vol. I. May, 1837] 4 pages; Full Report of the First Meeting of the Mudfog Association for the Advancement of Everything. [Vol. II. October, 1837] 18 pages; one engraved plate by George Cruikshank (spotted); Full Report of the Second Meeting of the Mudfog Association for the Advancement of Everything. [Vol. IV. September, 1838] 20 pages; Familiar Epistle from a Parent to a Child, aged Two Years and Two Months. [Vol. V. February, 1839] 2 pages.


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