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Title:
Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi
ISBN: No ISBN
Book #: 014205

Author: Dickens, Charles
Illustrator: Cruikshank, George
Publisher: Richard Bentley
Place: London
Year: 1838
Edition: First Edition, later issue

Book Cond.: Very Good Condition
Jacket Cond.: No Dust Jacket
Binding: Hardcover
Size: Octavo (standard book size)
Book Type: n/a
Signed:

Description / Comments:
Size: Octavo (standard book size). 2-volume set (complete). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Both volumes: half gilt-stamped leather with marbled paper over boards, marbled edges and end papers, illustrated with 12 Cruikshank plates plus frontispiece in Volume I. This is a great association copy! Volume I has a letter written on two front fly leaves signed by A. Oakey Hall, the former Mayor of New York City (1869-1872). Hall writes that as he was buying this book at Scribner’s bookstore, “a cable telegram has been this morn received announcing the death of Charles Dickens.” The letter is dated June 10, 1870. Abraham Oakey Hall (1826-1898), known as “Elegant Oakey”, was supported by Tamany Hall. He was unpopular during his term due to the frequent clashes between the Nativists and Irish immigrants. We believe this is a First Edition later issue since there are no ads at end of Vol. II, and the last plate has no border. These volumes have light signs of wear at corners and spine ends, spines sunned, scattered foxing, sometimes affecting plates, a couple of other instances of staining, short tear at top edge of Cruikshank frontispiece in Vol. II. Illustrator: Cruikshank, George. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2 lbs 13 oz. Category: Fiction; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 014205.