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A Second-Cladge Passage. Mrs. Gamp on a Pilgian's Projiss. An Unpublished Sketch by Charles Dickens. In "Rockland Gazette, " Rockland, Maine, Thursday Afternoon, January 16, 1873. Vol. 28, No. 6.

Dickens, Charles.

Published by Rockland, ME. Vose & Porter. 1873., 1873
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First Edition, as Such. Pages 4 pp. First Edition, as Such. Forster, "Life of Dickens," Vol. II, pp. 343-355. Carr, "A Catalogue of the VanderPoel Dickens Collection at the University of Texas, B515(1,2), B516. A Dickens Story Appearing in a Weekly Newspaper from Maine. Prominently Placed on Page 1. The Newspaper Has Many Items of Interest including Numerous Local Notes; Ads for Physicians, Nostrums, etc. One Editorial Deals with the Vexing Question Whether Fermented Cider Qualifies as an Intoxicationg Beverage in Terms of a New Temperence Law. This Dickens Story Was Reprinted from Volume II of John Forster's "Life of Dickens," Which Volume Had Just Been Published. Possibly This Maine Edition is a Piracy. Likely It Is the First American Edition or at Least the First Separate American Edition of the Story, Which Dickens Would Not Allow to Be Published in His LIfetime, because of the Unsatisfactory Quality of the Illustrations. The Story Was Written by Dickens in 1847 after His Receipts from His Amateur Theatrical Productions in the North of England Were £100 Shy of His Hoped for £500 (as a Benefit for Leigh Hunt), and He Conceived of a Comic Story of Mrs. Gamp's Excursion to the Theatre and Her Adventures and Critical Literary Comments en Route as a Means of Redressing the Theatrical Balance. The Manuscript Was Deposited with Forster and Published by Him in the"Life", as Noted Above. This Article Was Privately Printed in 1899 in New York by Lowell M. Palmer under the Title of "Mrs. Gamp with the Strolling Players." Sister Lucile Carr, in Her "A Catalogue of the VanderPoel Dickens Collection at The University of Texas," Mistakenly Calls the Private Printing "The First Separate Edition." That Honor May Go to This Edition in the "Rockland Gazette." Slight Cracking of Hinge of Paper. Otherwise Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # 7765

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Title: A Second-Cladge Passage. Mrs. Gamp on a ...

Publisher: Rockland, ME. Vose & Porter. 1873.

Publication Date: 1873

Binding: Hardcover

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