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[DICKENS, Charles.]
Sketches of Young Gentlemen. Dedicated to the Young Ladies. With Six illustrations By "Phiz".
London: Chapman and Hall,, 1838. Octavo (155 x 98 mm). Early 20th-century red morocco by Tout for Henry Sotheran, twin green and brown morocco labels, spine gilt to compartments, triple gilt rule to covers with gilt cornerpieces, gilt turn-ins, floral patterned endpapers, top edge gilt. Original advertisements bound at rear. Front endpaper loosening a little, slight rubbing to joints. A very good copy. First edition, Dickens's guide to young ladies of the qualities to look for in a gentleman, written against the publication Sketches of Young Ladies, issued by Chapman & Hall the previous year. Provenance: booklabel to front pastedown of the industrialist James William Ellsworth (1849-1925); the Carl H. Pforzheimer Library, stamp on rear endpaper; the Lawrence Drizen collection of Charles Dickens, Sotheby's, 24 September 2019, lot 55. Eckel p.104.
Bookseller: Peter Harrington [United Kingdom]
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