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The Charles Dickens Birthday Book, Dickens, Mary (Mamie) Editor

Author Name    Dickens, Mary (Mamie) Editor

Title   The Charles Dickens Birthday Book

Binding   Hardback

Book Condition   Very Good

Edition   First Edition

Publisher   N. Y. Thomas Whittaker 1882

Illustrator   Illustrated by His Youngest Daughter (Kate Dickens)

Seller ID   001213

Clean bright copy. ; Olive green cloth with bright gilded floral medallion and lettering. 397 pp. All edges gilt. Illustrated with 5 plates. The Illustrator is identified as Kate, Dickens' youngest daughter, in the editor's note, dated 1882 and signed M.D. Lovely green floral endpages. A lovely period gift inscription (from Jo) to his Aunt is elegantly penned within the first flyleaves and a calling card (Master Joseph x (?)) is straight pinned to the inscription. (Perhaps Auntie wished to remember that Jo had gifted her the book?) Quotes from Dickens works on the left, with only a few entries made in the frames on the right. The editor is credited as "His Eldest Daughter" (Mary AKA Mamie) the Illustrator as "His Youngest Daughter," (Kate Dickens.) A lovely addition to any collection. The bottom edge is stained and the corner tips are bumped and worn. Remains an exceptionally nice copy. ; 24mo - over 5" - 5" tall

Price = 54.00 USD



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