Our Young Folks. An Illustrated Magazine for Boys and Girls. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1868." />
London, South Kensington
1 June 2009
[DICKENS, Charles]. "Holiday Romance" in: Our Young Folks. An Illustrated Magazine for Boys and Girls. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1868.
Vol. 4, nos. 37, 39-41, 8° (226 x 137mm). Engraved frontispiece portrait of Dickens, 5 plates, 4 after John Gilbert illustrating "Holiday Romance". (Some thumb-soiling.) Original orange printed wrappers, uncut, later cloth case. Provenance: Maggie C. Culin (contemporary signature on nos. 37 and 39) -- William E. Self (his sale, Christie's New York, 2 April 2008, lot 180).
FIRST AMERICAN PRINTING of this charming four-part story, published simultaneously in All the Year Round. Each part was written from the perspective of a different child, pretending to be a grown up. Sold with the 1912 Frederick Warne edition of one part (The Magic Fishbone), illustrated by F.D. Bedford. Eckel p. 200; Gimbel E154 & B301; Kitton Minor Writings pp. 93-95. (5)
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