London: Chapman and Hall, 1837. [1871]. " /> [DICKENS, Charles]. <I>The Strange Gentleman; a Comic Burletta, in Two Acts. By "Boz." First Performed at the St. James's Theatre, on Thursday, September 29, 1836.</I> London: Chapman and Hall, 1837. [1871]. |
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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 39

    [DICKENS, Charles]. The Strange Gentleman; a Comic Burletta, in Two Acts. By "Boz." First Performed at the St. James's Theatre, on Thursday, September 29, 1836. London: Chapman and Hall, 1837. [1871].

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    [DICKENS, Charles]. The Strange Gentleman; a Comic Burletta, in Two Acts. By "Boz." First Performed at the St. James's Theatre, on Thursday, September 29, 1836. London: Chapman and Hall, 1837. [1871].
    8o (192 x 130 mm). Etched frontispiece by F.W. Pailthorpe. (Lightly browned, fore-edges a bit spotted.) Original white printed paper wrappers, uncut. Provenance: Kenyon Starling.

    FACSIMILE REPRINT, so good as to be deceptive: "The difference in the issues can be detected by holding some of the pages to the light when there will be found several changes in the back-to-back relations of the lines. Of course, the comparison must be made with a genuine first as a basis. The imitation of the reprint is very well done and therefore very deceptive" Eckel, pp. 155-156; Yale/Gimbel B41.

    [With:]

    The Strange Gentleman. A Comic Burletta in Two Acts. [London]: Privately Printed, 1928. 4o (213 x 172 mm). Illustrated with hand-colored reproductions of original drawings by Hablot K. Browne, George Cruikshank, John Orlando Parry, photographs and facsimile letters. Orignal half japan vellum, blue paper boards, uncut (lightly browned). Provenance: Kenyon Starling (bookplate). LIMITED EDITION, number 27 of 50 numbered copies of a total edition of 250. Yale/Gimbel B43

    [With:]

    The Strange Gentleman. A Comic Burletta in Two Acts. [London]: Privately Printed, 1928. 4o (211 x 172 mm). Illustrated with reproductions of original drawings by Hablot K. Browne, George Cruikshank, John Orlando Parry, photographs and facsimile letters. (Lightly browned at the edges.) Orignal half japan vellum, blue paper boards, uncut (unevenly browned). LIMITED EDITION, number 197 of 200 numbered copies of a total edition of 250. Yale/Gimbel B43. (3)


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