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Dickens, Charles
Mr. Nightingale's Diary: A Farce in One Act
Boston: James R. Osgood & Company, 1877. Reprint of the extremely rare privately printed edition of 1851. 96pp. 1 vols. 24mo. Full olive-green morocco, gilt cornerpieces of three-leaf clover, gilt spine, raised bands, gilt turn-ins with floral sprays, t.e.g., by WOSFORD. Fine copy. Reprint of the extremely rare privately printed edition of 1851. 96pp. 1 vols. 24mo. According to Eckel, "there are only three known copies traceable" of the original edition of this little farce which Dickens wrote with Mark Lemon, editor of Punch, for the Guild of Literature and Art, and that the pamphlet from which this reprint was made was destroyed in the Boston fire of 1879. This is an exceptionally fine copy of the reprint which is, in itself, becoming very scarce. Eckel, pp. 165-66
Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
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