The ECCENTRIC And EXTRAORDINARY HISTORY Of NATH. BENTLEY, ESQ.; Together with an Accurate Description of his Singular Habitation, Usually Denominated the Dirty Warehouse in Leadenhall Street, with Many Curious and Original Anecdotes, Never Before Published; to Which is Prefixed the Strange and Eccentric Life and Adventures of Lord Rokeby, Whose General Propensity was Living in Water. Dickens Connection, Nathaniel . Rokeby Bentley, Baron Matthew Robinson-Morris . , 1735? - 1809, 1713 - 1800.
The ECCENTRIC And EXTRAORDINARY HISTORY Of NATH. BENTLEY, ESQ.; Together with an Accurate Description of his Singular Habitation, Usually Denominated the Dirty Warehouse in Leadenhall Street, with Many Curious and Original Anecdotes, Never Before Published; to Which is Prefixed the Strange and Eccentric Life and Adventures of Lord Rokeby, Whose General Propensity was Living in Water.

The ECCENTRIC And EXTRAORDINARY HISTORY Of NATH. BENTLEY, ESQ.; Together with an Accurate Description of his Singular Habitation, Usually Denominated the Dirty Warehouse in Leadenhall Street, with Many Curious and Original Anecdotes, Never Before Published; to Which is Prefixed the Strange and Eccentric Life and Adventures of Lord Rokeby, Whose General Propensity was Living in Water.

London: Printed for Tegg & Castleman, at the Marvelous & Eccentric Book Warehouse, 122, St. John-Street, West Smithfield, and Sold by Champante & Whitrow, Aldgate; ... [1803]. 1st Edition. 36 pp. Frontispiece. 12mo. 6-7/8" x 4-1/8". Period full brown tree calf binding with later respining to style. Later eps. Binding - modest wear, VG+. Text-block - age-toning, the occasional smudge. Overall, Very Good. Item #49600

Bentley "commonly known as Dirty Dick, was an 18th and 19th-century merchant who owned a hardware shop and warehouse in London, and is one person who is considered as a possible inspiration for Miss Havisham in Charles Dickens' Great Expectations, after he refused to wash following the death of his fiancée on their wedding day." [Wiki]

Scarce publication, OCLC records only 5 holding institutions world-wide.

This title is one of 3 titles bound together into one volume: volume also includes Tavistocks Books inventory IDs 49598 & 49599. The price is for the one volume containing all 3 titles.

Price: $1,250.00