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Simple Settings, in Verse, for Six Portraits and Pictures. From Mr. Dickens's Gallery.

Bartlett, Elisha.-

Published by Boston. Ticknor and Fields. 1855., 1855
From Gadshill (Providence, RI, U.S.A.)

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80 pp. + 8 pp. publisher's ads (dated December, 1854) Small 8vo. Brown embossed publisher's cloth with gilt titling on spine. Titling at foot of spine "Ticknor & Co." Yellow end papers. First Edition. Bartlett (1804 55), a Quaker physician who was graduated from the Brown University Medical School in 1826, 2 years before its closing, was later mayor of Lowell, where Dickens, famously, visited in 1842. Bartlett was a great teacher at many medical schools, including Transylvania University in Kentucky, the first medical school west of the Alleghanies. Among many other works, Bartlett wrote an important early history of fevers in the United States. In applying deductive reasoning to medical problems, he was much admired by Osler. Hid death at 50 was from a nervous disoder suggestive to this observer of ALS ("Lou Gherig's Disease"). This work itself, generally in iambic hexameter, alludes to "Nicholas Nickleby," "Bleak House," and "Pickwick" to "Hard Times." Minimal wear on covers. Owner's dedication on front free end paper: Hannah Robinson / from auunt Ann." Minimal foxing of publisher's ads. Else, Very Good. Podeschi, H42. Miller, DickensStudent& Collector, p. 171. DNB (for Bartlett). Bookseller Inventory # 9688

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Title: Simple Settings, in Verse, for Six Portraits...

Publisher: Boston. Ticknor and Fields. 1855.

Publication Date: 1855

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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