A Critical Dissertation on some of the writings of Charles Dickens, [c.1862], presentation copy
A Critical Dissertation on some of the writings of Charles Dickens, [c.1862], presentation copy
A Critical Dissertation on some of the writings of Charles Dickens, [c.1862], presentation copy
A Critical Dissertation on some of the writings of Charles Dickens, [c.1862], presentation copy
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A Critical Dissertation on some of the writings of Charles Dickens, [c.1862], presentation copy

Estimate: 70 - 90 GBP

A Critical Dissertation on some of the writings of Charles Dickens, [c.1862], presentation copy

Estimate: 70 - 90 GBP

Lot Details

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[DICKENS, CHARLES]--GALLOWAY, ALEX HAIR

A Critical Dissertation on some of the Writings of Charles Dickens, Esq. Liverpool: Edward Howell, [C.1862]


8vo (177 x 114mm.), FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR ("To | Martin Browne Esq | with the authors compts") on front free endpaper, original brown cloth lettered in gilt on upper cover design in blind on covers, yellow coated endpapers, some minor spotting, upper hinge splitting, minor tear to front free endpaper


A RARE PAMPHLET. We cannot trace any copy in a U.K. library.

In his Bibliography of Dickensian Criticism 1836-1975, R.C. Churchill suggests a publication date of 1862 for this volume.

The Liverpool Mail carried a brief obituary of the author on 4 May 1872: "Dr Galloway was well-known in Liverpool, not less for his position in his profession than for his literary attainments". He died aged 47.


PROVENANCE:

Martin Browne, authorial inscription

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