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DICKENS, Charles.
The Poor Traveller: Boots at the Holly Tree Inn: and Mrs Gamp.
London: Bradbury and Evans,, 1858. Octavo. Original green wrappers, printed in black. Housed in a custom brown solander box. Spine a little chipped, slight soiling to wrappers. A very good copy in the original wrappers. First reading edition, the rarest of the five reading editions. The reading editions, edited by Dickens and sold in uniform green wrappers, were sold at bookshops and in large numbers at Dickens' public readings."The scarcity of these books have caused fairly high prices to prevail..." (Eckel). With the bookplate to the inner box of Oliver Brett, 3rd Viscount Esher (1881-1963), son of the Governor of Windsor Castle. Eckel p. 215; Gimbel D31.
Bookseller: Peter Harrington [United Kingdom]
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