Antique Hardcover Book, Dickens' Shorter Stories, Charles Dickens, Antiquarian, Short Stories, Literature, Collectible, Fiction
A wonderful antiquarian (antique) hardcover book entitled Dickens' Shorter Stories by Charles Dickens. The book features ten of his short stories. It is a pocket size book for fitting into a small bag or a large pocket. The cover is linen and features embossed flowers and Dickens name in silver. The publisher Donahue & Co. is located at street named in book between 1861 and 1880 (meaning this book was published sometime before 1880).
10 short stories included:
1. Loaded Dice
2. The Serf of Pobereze
3. Wonderful Adventures in Skitzland
4. Lizzie Leigh
5. The Old Church Yard Tree
6. The Modern Officer's Progress
7. Father and Son
8. The Miner's Daughter
9. The Ghost of the Late Mr. James Barber
10. A Tale of the Good Old Times
6 x 4 inches
Published by M. A. Donohue & Co -- 1870s??
This book is in good condition. The pages are foxed (yellowed) but this is to be expected considering the age of the book, (approximately 150 years old). There is a previous owners signature, Christmas 1908 notation and a note on the front flyleaf, the rest of the pages are clean. The binding is sturdy and intact. The covers are worn with rubbing and scratching.
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