Extraordinary Gazette: Speech of his Mightiness on opening the Second Number of Bentley's Miscellany, edited by "Boz". [London: Richard Bentley, March 1837].
8vo (168 x 106mm.), 8pp. sewn pamphlet, wood-engraved headpiece after Hablot K. Browne, preserved in green cloth chemise and half green morocco slipcase with red morocco labels, lettered in gilt
SCARCE. THE SEPARATELY ISSUED, SMALLER SIZE FORMAT, OF "THE EXTRAORDINARY GAZETTE".
This is one of two different formats of Dickens' supplement to Bentley's Miscellany, portraying the author as editor and announcing Oliver Twist. (For the larger format see lot 36). In addition to the text this smaller 8 page 8vo version contains a list of contents of nos.1-3 of Bentley's Miscellany and press reviews. The Richard Gimbel Collection at Yale contains both formats (see Gimbel, p.303)
Gimbel E33 (second copy)
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