Material relating to 1867 Freemasons' Hall Banquet given to Charles Dickens, comprising:
Dinner to Mr Charles Dickens. Freemasons' Tavern. Saturday, November 2nd, 1867... [London: Novello, Ewer and Co., 1867], small 4to (234 x 185mm.), 6 leaves, border printed in red throughout
Dinner given to Mr Charles Dickens on the occasion of His Departure for the United States. [London: no publisher, 1867], 76 x 113mm. admission ticket, number 81
[Kent, Charles]. The Charles Dickens Dinner. An Authentic Record of the Public Banquet given to Mr. Charles Dickens at the Freemasons' Hall, London, on Saturday, November 2, 1867... London: Chapman and Hall, 1867, 8vo (215 x 131mm.), 16 leaves, some minor soiling
within later red crushed morocco by Riviere, spine gilt in compartments, teal endpapers
A fine collection of material relating to the dinner given to Dickens prior to his departure for his second trip to the United States (9 November 1867 to 22 April 1868). Eckel describes the first item as "a book... having the words of the songs and the names of the dinner committee and stewards..."
Eckel, p. 236
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