Speech of Charles Dickens Delivered at Gore House, Kensington, May 10, 1851. Boston: The Bibliophile Society, 1909
4to (234 x 170mm.), FIRST EDITION, original blue printed wrappers, some creases, extremities of wrappers frayed
As noted in the foreword, the text of the present speech "...as printed in the National Edition of Dickens's Works... contains about eleven hundred words, while the original manuscript, now printed in full for the first time, contains nearly two thousand words..."
Eckel notes the pamphlet, but incorrectly cites a publication date of 1899.
Eckel, p. 235; Gimbel B214
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