A Child's Dream of a Star. Boston: Fields, Osgood, & Co., 1871
small 4to (190 x 130mm.), FIRST SEPARATE BOOK PUBLICATION, 11 engraved plates by Hammatt Billings and other illustrations in the text, border printed in red, original pictorial green cloth lettered in gilt with design in gilt and black, gilt edges, brown endpapers, upper hinge splitting
First separate book publication of a piece first published by Dickens within Household Words on 6 April 1850.
Eckel, pp. 186-187; Gimbel B203
Eddie Morgan, contemporary ownership signature
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