Sketches of Young Gentlemen. Dedicated to the Young Ladies. With Six illustrations by "Phiz.". London: Chapman and Hall, 1838
8vo (157 x 101mm.), first edition, illustrations by Hablot K. Browne, advertisements at the end, original pictorial blue-green boards, yellow-coated endpapers, preserved in green cloth folding box, rebacked preserving most of the original spine, minor staining to covers
Dickens wrote Sketches of Young Gentlemen as a protest against an attack on the fair sex in a like series of sketches entitled "Sketches of Young Ladies" issued by Chapman & Hall the previous year.
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