The LAMPLIGHTER. A Farce.; Now First Printed from a Manuscript in the Forster Collection at the South Kensington Museum. Charles Dickens, 1812 - 1879.

The LAMPLIGHTER. A Farce.; Now First Printed from a Manuscript in the Forster Collection at the South Kensington Museum.

London: 1879. 1st edition (Eckel, p. 162; Gimbel B80). #172 / 250cc. Issue without plate. 45 pp of text. Binder's blanks at rear of volume. 12mo. 7-1/4" x 4-7/8". Geen half-morocco binding by Woolstengroft, with marbled boards & eps, and original grey printed front wrapper bound-in. Some scuffing to binding leather. A VG - VG+ copy. Item #11679.2

A play written by Dickens', ca 1838, for his good friend Macready, though not performed at the time, with the story eventually being reworked by Dickens for inclusion in the 'Pic-Nic Papers,' [1841].

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