CHARLES DICKENS TRIES To REMAIN ANONYMOUS. Notes on The Loving Ballad of Lord Bateman. Charles . Haight Dickens, Anne Lyon, 1812 - 1870.
CHARLES DICKENS TRIES To REMAIN ANONYMOUS. Notes on The Loving Ballad of Lord Bateman.

CHARLES DICKENS TRIES To REMAIN ANONYMOUS. Notes on The Loving Ballad of Lord Bateman.

Stamford: Printed at the Overbrook Press as an insert for the Colophon, 1939. 1st separate edition. #3 / 10 cc. Not in Gimbel. Unpaginated, though 30 pages. Binder's blanks at front & rear. Illustrated, including facsimiles. 12mo. 7-1/2" x 5". Brown cloth binding with title gilt stamped to front board. Marbled eps. Shelfwear. Spine dull. Front joint cloth a bit abraded top 2". Prior owner signature. An unsigned pencil note at front details the limitation, & copy #. A Nr Fine copy. Item #47049

The question of authorship of the Introduction & Notes answered by the1937 discovery of two letters from Dickens to Cruikshank, wherein Dickens tells of his involvement, though implores Cruikshank in the second, "Pray be strict in not putting this about [his authorship], as I am particularly, most particularly, anxious to remain unknown in the matter, for weighty reasons."

OCLC locates one other bound copy, as here: the Morgan.

Rare.

Price: $250.00

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