The CRICKET On The HEARTH. A Fairy Tale of Home. Charles Dickens, 1812 - 1870.
The CRICKET On The HEARTH. A Fairy Tale of Home.
The CRICKET On The HEARTH. A Fairy Tale of Home.
The CRICKET On The HEARTH. A Fairy Tale of Home.

The CRICKET On The HEARTH. A Fairy Tale of Home.

Boston: Published by Redding & Co., 8 State Street, 1846. 1st US Edition thus, i.e., by this publsher (Smith 5, pp. 69-70). 39, [1] pp. Text double column. P. 40 an advert for other titles available from Redding & Co., with the rear wrapper advertising, with a woodcut, Eugene Sue's 'Mystery of Crime.' Front wrapper with date of 1846 having an over-stamp, smaller "6". P. 25 with wood engraving by Maclise [unsigned]. 8vo. 9-1/4" x 5-3/4". Printed brown wrappers, sewn. Now housed in an archival mylar sleeve. General wear, age-toning & soiling. Prior owner pencil signature to front wrapper top margin. A VG copy. Item #11064.1

An uncommon edition... not in Edgar & Vail, Wilkins, Gimbel, nor VanderPoel. A historical side-note... Smith notes a copy, at UC Irvine, with Wilkins bookplate, yet Wilkins does not mention the work in his 1910 publication.

Price: $375.00

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