[DICKENS, CHARLES]--STANLEY, ARTHUR PENRHYN
Sermon preached by Arthur Penrhyn Stanley, D.D. Dean of Westminster Abbey June 19, 1870... being the Sunday following the Funeral of Charles Dickens. London: Macmillan and Co., 1870
8vo (214 x 140mm.), original green paper wrappers, collector's green chemise and green cloth slipcase, some soiling and minor loss to wrappers together with creases, tears and minor abrasions
[another copy] 8vo (210 x 133mm.), original purple coated wrappers, collector's purple chemise and purple cloth slipcase, disbound, stitching loose, minor loss to wrappers together with creases, remnants of adhesive at spine
Some prefatory text notes that this sermon was "preached under the pressure of a temporary indisposition, which prevented it from being heard except by comparatively few". It was consequently "printed at the request of some of those who have since desired to read it".
Writing to Frederick Locker, Arthur Penrhyn Stanley's brother-in-law, on 17 January 1870 Dickens noted "...I have the greatest respect for, and interest in, the Dean of Westminster; and should be unusually grateful to any available opportunity of knowing him better. He is to my thinking foremost among the generous and wise spirits of this time". Locker arranged dinner for the meeting.
Podeschi records two copies of this sermon in the Gimbel collection, but not the binding.
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