The STARS THEIR EARLY VIGILS KEEP, SONG. As Sung at the Complimentary Dinner to Charles Dickens Esq.; Written by Dr. O W. Holmes. Adapted to the favourite Scotch Air Gramachree. With Symphonies & Accompaniments by E. L. White. Charles - Subject. Holmes Dickens, Oliver Wendell . White, 1812 - 1870, 1809 - 1894, dward, ittle. 1809 - 1851.
The STARS THEIR EARLY VIGILS KEEP, SONG. As Sung at the Complimentary Dinner to Charles Dickens Esq.; Written by Dr. O W. Holmes. Adapted to the favourite Scotch Air Gramachree. With Symphonies & Accompaniments by E. L. White.

The STARS THEIR EARLY VIGILS KEEP, SONG. As Sung at the Complimentary Dinner to Charles Dickens Esq.; Written by Dr. O W. Holmes. Adapted to the favourite Scotch Air Gramachree. With Symphonies & Accompaniments by E. L. White.

Boston: Published by Henry Prentiss 33 Court St. 1842. 1st edition thus (Miller, p. 226; Tilton, p. 515). Not in Gimbel, though see H783 with a similar publication by W. H. Oakes, citing music by James G. Meader. Unpaginated, though 4 pages. Small folio: 13" x 10". White paper wrappers, with front cover have an stipple engraved image of Dickens, after Maclise, surrounded by a floral chromolithographed border [by Thayer & Co, Boston]. Age-toning & light foxing. Evidence of being previously bound. Very Good. Item #45485

The referenced dinner was sponsored by a committee of 'Young Men of Boston', who had extended their invitation to the also young, but already famous, author before he left England. The dinner was held in Papanti's Hall, with Josiah Quincy Jr as Chair, who was ably assisted by Oliver Wendell Holmes & Nathan Hale Jr; the young James T. Fields was a guest. Also in attendance was "Josiah Quincy Sr, the president of Harvard, Washington Allston, the poet & artist; George Bancroft, the Historian, & Richard Henry Dana Jr. ... Letters were read from Prescott, Washington Irving, William Ellery Channing, Judge Story, and others, regretting their inability to be there."

OCLC records 4 holding institutions. Rare in the trade.

Price: $1,850.00