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Dickens, Charles]
Sunday Under Three Heads. As It Is; As Sabbath Bills Would Make It; As It Might Be Made. By Timothy Sparks
Chapman and Hall, London, 1884. Facsimile edition, one of three printed on vellum. Woodcut portrait vignettes on half-title and title-page, woodcut frontispiece and two plates with blank vellum guards, by Hablot K. Browne ("Phiz"). [iv], v, [i], 49, [4, blank], [1, ads] pp. 4to. One of Three Printed on Vellum. Facsimile edition printed on vellum, according to Gimbel "one of only three copies that were printed on vellum." Plain paper copies were issued in wrappers with the text and imprint: "A Reproduction in Exact Fac-simile of the Excessively Rare Original. London: J.W. Jarvis, 28, King William Street, Strand, 1884." As with the Gimbel vellum copy, this copy is rebound and without wrappers. The Gimbel catalogue identifies copies with and without 4 leaves of front- and end-matter containing an introduction (though to be by T.J. Wise) and Jarvis ads and notes "another impression" with the heading "Sunday Under Three Heads" on p. 35. The present copy is without the the introduction and ads (though the original Chapman and Hall ads are reproduced at the end) and has the heading on p. 35. Sunday Under Three Heads, published under the pseudonym Timothy Sparks, was "a pamphlet directed against the Sunday Observance Billl, an Evangelical measure which would have severly curtailed the Sunday amusements of the labouring and middle classes" (Ackroyd, p. 185). Gimbel B31 (cf. 8th copy). Provenance: Lewis A. Bird (bookplate) Contemporary three-quarter red morocco. Joints repaired, flaw in margin of one leaf Woodcut portrait vignettes on half-title and title-page, woodcut frontispiece a … [Click Below for Full Description]
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