Dickens, 'To Be Read at Dusk', The Keepsake, 1852, first edition
Dickens, 'To Be Read at Dusk', The Keepsake, 1852, first edition
Dickens, 'To Be Read at Dusk', The Keepsake, 1852, first edition
Dickens, 'To Be Read at Dusk', The Keepsake, 1852, first edition
Dickens, 'To Be Read at Dusk', The Keepsake, 1852, first edition
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Dickens, 'To Be Read at Dusk', The Keepsake, 1852, first edition

Estimate: 70 - 90 GBP

Dickens, 'To Be Read at Dusk', The Keepsake, 1852, first edition

Estimate: 70 - 90 GBP

Lot Sold:125GBP

Lot Details

Description

DICKENS, CHARLES

'To Be Read at Dusk', [in] The Keepsake 1852. Edited by Miss Power... London: David Bogue, 1852


8vo (236 x 165mm.), FIRST EDITION, illustrated title-page, frontispiece and 11 engraved plates, original pictorial red cloth gilt, design in blind on lower cover, gilt edges, collector's brown morocco-backed folding box, occasional light soiling and ink marks, hinges split, extremities worn


Dickens contributed twice to The Keepsake, a publication described by Eckel as a "fashionable little annual". 'A Word in Season' was published in 1844 and 'To Be Read at Dusk' followed in 1852.


REFERENCE:

Eckel, p. 176; Gimbel E120


PROVENANCE:

Oliver Brett (Lord Esher), bookplate, his sale, Sotheby's ?26 March 1946; Anne and F.G. Renier, bookplate

Condition Report

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Saleroom Notice

The binding illustration on page 109 of the printed catalogue is for this lot, and not lot 157 as printed.
Charles Dickens: The Lawrence Drizen Collection
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