LEIGH HUNT And HAROLD SKIMPOLE. An Unpublished Letter by Charles Dickens. Charles. 1812 - 1870. Hunt Dickens, Leigh, Clement 1784 - 1859. Shorter, 1857 - 1926.

LEIGH HUNT And HAROLD SKIMPOLE. An Unpublished Letter by Charles Dickens.

(n. p.): Privately Printed by Clement Shorter, (n. d.). 1st printing (Gimbel B275). Limited to 25 cc [this #24], signed by Shorter. Unpaginated, though 12 pp. Facsimile letter [p. 11], envelope [p. 12]. 8vo. 9" x 7-1/2". Printed brown stiff-stock paper wrappers, sewn with blue thread. A Nr Fine copy. Item #36670

Concerns Hunt being the model for the Skimpole character in Bleak House, a rather unflattering comparison & caricature, as Shorter, a devotee of Hunt, notes herein.

OCLC locates 11 institutional holdings. Not in VanderPoel. No copies at auction these past 30+ years. Rare in the trade.

Price: $295.00