Item #3713.1 The CHARLES DICKENS DINNER. An AUTHENTIC RECORD Of The PUBLIC BANQUET GIVEN To MR. CHARLES DICKENS at the Freemason's Hall, London, on Saturday, November 2, 1867, Prior to His Departure for the United States. With a Report of Speeches from Special Shorthand Notes. Charles Dickens, 1812 - 1870.

The CHARLES DICKENS DINNER. An AUTHENTIC RECORD Of The PUBLIC BANQUET GIVEN To MR. CHARLES DICKENS at the Freemason's Hall, London, on Saturday, November 2, 1867, Prior to His Departure for the United States. With a Report of Speeches from Special Shorthand Notes.

London / Boston: Chapman and Hall / Tichnor and Field, 1867. 1st edition (Eckel, p. 236; Gimbel B-296; Kitton 22). 32 pp. 8vo. 21.5 cm x 13.5 cm. Original printed wrappers, sewn. Soiling to wrappers. Faint vertical fold-line. A VG+ copy. Item #3713.1

A banquet with a "List made up almost entirely of Representative Men. It comprised within it upwards of one hundred celebrities." [from the Preface by Charles Kent]. Pamphlet records speeches by Dickens, Lytton [acting as Chairman], Russell, Anthony Trollope et al.

Rear wrapper of this copy addressed, in blue ink, & stamped in what some have said is Dickens' hand - while of some resemblance, personally, I could not so attest.

Price: $500.00

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