The LAMPLIGHTER. A Farce. Now First Printed from a Manuscript in the Forster Collection at the South Kensington Museum. Charles Dickens, 1812 - 1870.

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 B-80; VanderPoel B532). Limited to 250 cc, this No. 78. 45, [1] pp. 8vo. 7" x 4-5/8". Original grey printed wrappers. Faint foxing to wrappers. A VG+ copy, and uncommon thus. Item #11679.3

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

Price: $525.00

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