LIFE OF OUR LORD, Written Expressly For His Children

(New York: Simon and Schuster, 1934).

FIRST EDITION, LIMITED NUMBERED EDITION DESIGNED BY D.B. UPDIKE of the last work published by Charles Dickens. This posthumous work was originally written in 1849 for his own children, Dickens had no intention of having it published. After his death the manuscript was in the possession of his sister-in-law, Georgina Hogarth. On her death it came into the possession of Sir Henry Fielding Dickens, the eighth of Dickens’ ten children. Item #30450

First limited and numbered edition, specially designed by D.B. Updike, Merrymount Press, Boston, and limited to 2387 numbered copies, which are published simultaneously with the regular first trade edition. With a facsimile manuscript reproduction, and red initials and rules throughout. 8vo, publisher’s white cloth, lettered on the spine in gilt, decorated in blind on the covers, t.e.g. 128, colophon, pp. An essentially pristine copy, the binding only a very slight bit toned at the spine.

Price: $275.00