The Poor Traveller: Boots at the Holly-Tree Inn: and Mrs. Gamp. London: Bradbury and Evans, 1858
16mo (170 x 108mm.), FIRST EDITION, advertisement leaf at the end, original green printed wrappers, preserved in cloth folding box, some slight staining to covers, slightly chipped on spine
SCARCE READING EDITION FROM THE YEAR IN WHICH DICKENS COMMENCED HIS HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL PAID PUBLIC READINGS (for note, see lot 209). In the same year Bradbury and Evans printed these special editions which were edited by Dickens; for other reading editions see lots 171, 194, 195 and 209)
"The scarcity of these books have caused fairly high prices to prevail..." (Eckel)
Oliver Brett, Viscount Esher, armorial bookplate
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