The Battle of London Life; or, Boz and his Secretary. By Morna. London: George Peirce, 1849. | Christie's" /> [DICKENS, Charles, parody]. -- "MORNA", pseudonym of Thomas O'KEEFE. <I>The Battle of London Life; or, Boz and his Secretary. By Morna</I>. London: George Peirce, 1849. | Christie's
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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 114

    [DICKENS, Charles, parody]. -- "MORNA", pseudonym of Thomas O'KEEFE. The Battle of London Life; or, Boz and his Secretary. By Morna. London: George Peirce, 1849.

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    [DICKENS, Charles, parody]. -- "MORNA", pseudonym of Thomas O'KEEFE. The Battle of London Life; or, Boz and his Secretary. By Morna. London: George Peirce, 1849.

    8o (182 x 120 mm). Frontispiece and 5 full-page illustrations by George Sala, vignettes in text. (B1 detaching from textblock with small hole at gutter affecting a few letters, a few leaves repaired along gutter.) 20th-century calf, spine gilt, top edge gilt, original wrappers bound-in, by Riviere & Son (front cover detached, rear joint starting). Provenance: Kenyon Starling (bookplate).

    FIRST EDITION. A spoof Dickens's Battle of Life, the tale describes the adventures of "Boz" and his secretary Mr. Phillipson. Yale/Gimbel H333.


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