The IDENTITY Of MR SLUM. Charles Dickens and the Blacking Laureate. Charles. 1812 - 1870 Dickens, Wilfred Partington.

The IDENTITY Of MR SLUM. Charles Dickens and the Blacking Laureate.

London: Printed for Private Circulation Only, 1937. 1st edition. #27/35 cc. 14 pp. 'Times' article [9 June 1938] mounted & bound-in at rear. 8vo. Custom bound in brown qtr calf with blue silk moire boards. A VG+ copy. Item #26805

"Mr Slum", described by Partington as a "pathetic and whimsical person" [from The Old Curiosity Shop] who wrote the poetical puffs for Mrs Jarley's Waxwork Show; Partington finds him of interest as a character "because he was a pioneer of publicity" and wonders, like other Dickens characters, whether there was a real-life model? Partington goes on to make his case for... well, buy the book & find out!

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