WILKINS, WILLIAM GLYDE. ED.
Report of the Public Dinner given to Charles Dickens at the Waterloo Rooms Edinburgh on Friday June 25, 1841. [Cedar Rapids, Iowa:] Privately Printed at the Torch Press, 1915
8vo (245 x 162mm.), FIRST EDITION, NUMBER 2 OF 63 COPIES, FROM THE LIBRARY OF THE EDITOR, 6 plates, original printed blue wrappers, collector's chemise and blue cloth slipcase, extremities of wrappers very slightly frayed
Wilkins provides an introduction before reprinting accounts from the Edinburgh Advertiser and the Edinburgh Evening Courant. The volume concludes with Dickens's own account of "the most brilliant affair" from a letter to John Forster.
Also included is the four page prospectus for the edition.
William Glyde Wilkins, bookplate, his sale, The Anderson Galleries, New York, 14 February 1922, lot 151?
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