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Heaphy, Thomas
A Wonderful Ghost Story - Being Mr. H's Own Narrative Recital of Facts - With Letters Hitherto Unpublished of Charles Dickens to the Author Respecting it
London Griffith & Farran 1882. First edition thus. The book is bound in the original illustrated wraps, simply re-spined, retaining most of the front and rear covers, with internal repairs at the gutters. The covers are somewhat rubbed and creased with minor marks, also some chipping to the edges. The text block is slightly toned, foxed and dusty with some interesting ownership and gift inscriptions, as well as a Times newspaper cutting regarding an exhibition of Heaphy's work. An inferior version of the story was published originally by Dickens in All The Year Round, which came to Heaphy's attention, rousing his ire as he felt his life had been plundered by someone for profit without his permission, then re-published in Heaphy's own words with Dickens apologies in a later issue. This is the story's first appearance in book form, with the Dickens letters and Heaphy's foreword. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Jonathan Frost Rare Books Limited [Liverpool, United Kingdom]
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