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Illustration of Charles Dickens Addressing the Dulwich College Charity Meeting at the Adelphi Theatre together with the Text of His Address, from The Illustrated London News, March 22, 1856, pp. 301Ð302.2


Published by London. The Illustrated London News. 1856., 1856
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First Edition. Engraving signed WA or AW, engraved by Landell. Pages 2 pp. Paper: 16" x 11"; Print: 7" x 10". Unbound. First Edition. Illustrated with a half-page woodcut. Charles Dickens was chosen to address the foundation established at Dulwich College by Edward Alleyn, a colleague of Shakespeare in the 17th century. Dickens reviews Alleyn's life and good works, providing justification for the use of this charity in the support of actors and their families who have fallen on hard times. This leaf from an 1856 newsapaper illustrates the meeting which had taken place just a few days before and reports the full text of Dickens' address. Minor edge wear and marginal yellowing. Else, Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # 9195

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Title: Illustration of Charles Dickens Addressing ...

Publisher: London. The Illustrated London News. 1856.

Publication Date: 1856

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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