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    [From the library of Charles Dickens, and dedicated to him]. Adah Isaacs Menken. Infelicia. London, Paris & New York: [privately published], 1868. First edition, later issue. Duodecimo (5.375 x 4.25 in; 137 x 109 mm.). [8] (verso of fourth leaf numbered "v"), 141, [1] pages. Portrait frontispiece, facsimile letter, engraved head- and tail-pieces. Beveled boards in original green cloth, front and spine stamped in gilt. Text block edges gilt, though gilding largely removed from top and bottom. Housed in custom green cloth clamshell with black morocco spine label stamped in gilt. Mild wear to binding, particularly at corners, edges, and hinges; some light splashing to front and back. Minor thumbsoiling at edges and page margins. Clamshell slightly rubbed at front and back. Very good. A collection of thirty-one poems by Menken, an American actress who entered into correspondence with Dickens and dedicated this, her only publication, to him. Includes facsimile of letter from Dickens on verso of dedication leaf, granting Menken permission for the dedication. Gimbel B295. With Dickens's bookplate. Label on back pastedown lists cabinet and shelf number. From the collection of Jerome P. O'Connor.

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    September, 2018
    13th Thursday
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