2 April 2008
[THE CRICKET ON THE HEARTH]. -- DICKENS, Charles. The Entirely New and Original Drama in three parts, entitled, The Cricket on the Hearth, a Fairy Tale of Home, Dramatized by Albert Smith [London]: W.S. Johnson, 1845.
8o (171 x 108 mm). 40 pages sewn as issued. (One or two spots.) Original cream printed paper wrappers (slightly dustsoiled); quarter red morocco folding box. Provenance: Kenyon Starling.
FIRST EDITION. Smith's adaptation opened at London's Lyceum simultaneously with publication of the book: 20th December, 1845. Yale/Gimbel C96. AN EXTREMELY FINE COPY.
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