'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.
Eckel, p. 176; Gimbel E120
Oliver Brett (Lord Esher), bookplate, his sale, Sotheby's ?26 March 1946; Anne and F.G. Renier, bookplate
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