The cricket on the hearth. A fairy tale of home. Charles Dickens.
The cricket on the hearth. A fairy tale of home
The cricket on the hearth. A fairy tale of home

The cricket on the hearth. A fairy tale of home

London: printed and published for the author, by Bradbury and Evans, 1846. First edition, first state of the advertisement leaf; 12mo, pp. [8], 174, [2] ads; wood-engraved frontispiece and title page by Daniel Maclise, and 12 illustrations by Leech, Doyle, and others; original pictorial red cloth stamped in gilt on upper cover and spine, a.e.g.; fine, bright, and sound. Bookplate of the rather eccentric Reginald Huth (1853-1926), "sometimes described as ‘a gentleman of leisure’ but his actual occupation is not known for certain – the Huth family were best known as financiers in the City of London. According to one source, he was ‘the London representative of the Bank of Spain’ though what he actually did in this role is unclear, since he seems to have been pre-occupied with collecting English, Spanish and Russian coins and medals" (oldcurrencyexchange[dot]com). Gimbel A-92; Smith II, 6. Item #58653

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