2 April 2008
DICKENS, Charles. The Mudfog Papers, etc. London: Richard Bentley and Son, 1880.
12o (174 x 120 mm). 6-page advertisements at end. Original red cloth, decorated in black on covers, spine gilt-lettered (extremities slightly bumped, front hinge starting). Provenance: Comte Alain de Suzannet (bookplate; his sale, Sotheby's London, 22 November 1971, lot 138); Kenyon Starling (bookplate).
FIRST COLLECTED EDITION. First published in Bentley's Miscellany, "The Mudfog Papers" were a series of articles satirizing the "learned" societies of the 19th century. Eckel, pp.173-175; Yale/Gimbel D86.
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