[MOGRIDGE, GEORGE]--[DICKENS, CHARLES]
Sergeant Bell, and his Raree-Show. London: Thomas Tegg, 1839
16mo (135 x 104mm.), FIRST EDITION, frontispiece and other illustrations within text by Cruikshank and others, 1p. publisher's adverts at end, full crimson morocco by C.J. Sawyer, spine gilt in compartments, top edge gilt, original upper cover, spine and lower cover bound at end, some very minor occasional creases and tears
Dickens had originally agreed to write this book at the request of the publisher. Negotiations were, however, cancelled. As Eckel notes "This is the third of the books illustrated by George Cruikshank with which Dickens' name has been associated. There appears to be absolutely no reason for this connection. It was written by a man of the name of Mogridge."
Eckel, pp. 208-209
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