2 April 2008
DICKENS, Charles and Mark LEMON. Mr. Nightingale's Diary: A Farce in One Act. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, Late Ticknor & Fields, and Fields, Osgood, & Co., 1877.
Small 8o (119 x 84 mm). Original red cloth, stamped in black and gilt lettered. Provenance: Kenyon Starling.
FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. The farce was privately printed for Dickens in 1851, and there are only a few copies known of that edition. The present publication is the second appearance. Originally written by Mark Lemon, the text was greatly altered by Dickens. Eckel, pp.164-65; Edgar & Vail, p. 26; Yale/Gimbel B215.
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