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IS SHE HIS WIFE by  Charles Dickens - First Edition - 1877 - from Sumner & Stillman and Biblio.com

IS SHE HIS WIFE

by Dickens, Charles

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1877. or, Something Singular. A Comic Burletta in One Act. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1877. Original green cloth decorated in black. First "Collectible" Edition, being a volume in Osgood's diminutive "Vest-Pocket Series." We say first "collectible" edition of this play first performed in 1837, because the only known copy of the first edition (from which Osgood printed this edition) was destroyed in the Boston fire of 1879, and there are only five known copies (three of which are in institutions) of the wrappered second edition (London circa 1869-1871). This copy is in bright green cloth; others are in terra-cotta cloth, without priority. It is a fine, bright copy -- the only flaw being a short closed tear in the edge of the front free endpaper (the front paste-down bears the armorial bookplate of Courtenay F. Wilson [1841-1915]). Podeschi (Yale) B62; Eckel pp 159-161. Housed in a magnificent full-morocco clamshell case, lined in velvet and silk moiré, that bears the gilt monogram S&S (the binder Sangorski & Sutcliffe?).


  • Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 14422
  • Title: IS SHE HIS WIFE
  • Author: Dickens, Charles
  • Book condition: Used
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Date published: 1877
  • Keywords: Drama
  • Bookseller catalogs: Fiction (19th Century); Drama;


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