The Battle of London Life; or, Boz and his Secretary. By Morna. London: George Peirce, 1849." />
2 April 2008
[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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