DICKENS, MARY, ED.--[DICKENS, CHARLES]
The Charles Dickens Birthday Book. compiled and edited by his eldest daughter. With five illustrations by his youngest daughter. London: Chapman and Hall, 1882
small 4to (205 x 160mm.), FIRST EDITION, five plates by Kate Perugini (née Dickens), original full black morocco, spine gilt in compartments, gilt edges, extremities rubbed
The Charles Dickens Birthday Book was published in the U.K. by Chapman and Hall and by Thomas Whittaker in the U.S. This is an English edition and includes details of the Allen family, who appear to have moved to America. The book includes the signature of Congressman Thomas Allen and members of several prominent New England families.
Annie Lee Allen, ownership signature
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