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The Dummy Library of Charles Dickens at Gad's Hill Place. Recollections of a Pilgrimage as Narrated by Charles Rubens to J. Christian Bay. Copy Number 45, of 300 Copies Printed.

Rubens, Charles

Published by Privately Printed by Toby Rubovits, Inc., for Charles Rubens., Chicago., 1934
From Gadshill (Providence, RI, U.S.A.)

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Frontispiece of"The Empty Chair" by S. L. Fildes and illustrated with facsimiles of letters, chiefly by Dickens. 20 pp. 8vo. Blue paper wraps with a decorated printed paper label on front cover, the entire gathering tied with string, which ihad been knotted externally. Podeschi H391. The author, an American collector, visited Gad's Hill Place, formerly Dickens' home and later a girl's school, to inspect the residue of Dickens' home and library. The residue of the library consisted of a series of false book backs, ordered by Dickens himself with exact descriptions of the many witty and fake book titles from a Mr. Eeles, and fitted to hide a door, which had interrupted his line of bookcases, with a false bookcase housing the false book backs. The author gives a complete list of the humorous book titles that still remained, provided to him by the Head Mistress of the school at Gad's Hill. Bookseller's tag inside front cover: "Berkelouw Bookdealers Sydney". Mild wear at edges of covers. Slight soiling of covers Binding cord, separated at centerfold. Else, Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # 11528

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Title: The Dummy Library of Charles Dickens at ...

Publisher: Privately Printed by Toby Rubovits, Inc., for Charles Rubens., Chicago.

Publication Date: 1934

Edition: First Edition.

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