2 April 2008
DICKENS, Charles. Address Delivered at the Birmingham and Midland Institute, on the 27th September, 1869 By Charles Dickens, Esquire, President. Birmingham: Josiah Allen, .
8o (215 x 138 mm). Original green printed wrappers (some light soling along edges); quarter morocco folding case. Provenance: Kenyon Starling.
A scarce address, mainly concerned with the Institute and its mission: "My faith in the people governing is, on the whole, infinitesimal; my faith in The People governed is, on the whole, illimitable." Parrish C2; Yale/Gimbel B309.
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