Dickens, The Strange Gentleman, 1837, first edition, large copy uncut
Dickens, The Strange Gentleman, 1837, first edition, large copy uncut
Dickens, The Strange Gentleman, 1837, first edition, large copy uncut
Dickens, The Strange Gentleman, 1837, first edition, large copy uncut
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Dickens, The Strange Gentleman, 1837, first edition, large copy uncut

Estimate: 3,500 - 5,000 GBP

Dickens, The Strange Gentleman, 1837, first edition, large copy uncut

Estimate: 3,500 - 5,000 GBP

Lot Sold:5,000GBP

Lot Details

Description

DICKENS, CHARLES

The Strange Gentleman; a Comic Burletta, in two acts...first performed at the St. James's Theatre on Thursday, September 29, 1836. London: Chapman and Hall, 1837


8vo (195 x 126mm.), first edition, without the rare frontispiece as usual in most copies, LARGE COPY, UNCUT AND UNOPENED IN THE ORIGINAL TAN WRAPPERS, early owner's ink inscription on upper wrapper ("1st Edition Uncut Scarce | original wrappers."), preserved in red cloth chemise and quarter red morocco slipcase, spine previously nearly repaired, slight tear along spine, some small nicks, creases and soiling to wrappers


VERY RARE IN THE ORIGINAL WRAPPERS.


REFERENCE:

Eckel p.154; Gimbel A26


PROVENANCE:

Christie's New York, 18 December 2003, lot 93

Condition Report

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Charles Dickens: The Lawrence Drizen Collection
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