first edition Brown cloth stamped in blind (BAL Binding A). Gilt spine lettering
1846 · London
by [Dickens, Charles. 1812 - 1870]. Holmes, Oliver Wendell [1809 - 1894]
London: O. Rich & Sons, 1846. 1st edition thus (BAL 8743; Tilton, p. 36). Brown cloth stamped in blind (BAL Binding A). Gilt spine lettering. VG+ (the front-pastedown sale sticker noted by Tilton has been removed/contemporary dated owner sig [pencil] on ffep/on rear paste-down are some annotations regarding the 'Mercantile Association' [e.g., 'Adds ofr by Daniel Webster, Esq.']).. 175 pp, sm 8vo.
Contains 4 poems not previously collected, and 4 now published for the first time in book form, which includes this bit of Dickensiana: 'Song, Written for the Dinner Given to Charles Dickens by the Young Men of Boston, Feb. 1, 1842'. The other items are reprinted from the Boston 1836 edition. (Inventory #: 8366)