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Parley's illuminated library" volume I :- Wyandotte, Celebrated Crimes, The Banker's Wife, Rivondi or the old house in Birmingham Bull-ring, "A Genuine Ghost Story" not by Charles Dickens, The Executioner's Story, The White House, The Broken Home, The Victim of Disobedience.

Richard Egan Lee and Henry Hewitt. Peter Parley, J Fennimore Cooper, A Dumas, Mrs Gore, Charles Dickens

Published by Parley's illuminated library, London, 1844
Condition: Fair Hardcover
From Victoria Bookshop (BERE ALSTON, DEVON, United Kingdom)

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8vo, bound undated, half leather spine missing, rear hinge weak as an earlier publication was bound in, now removed. Within two weeks of the publication of A Christmas Carol on 19 December, 1843, Peter Parley's Illuminated Library brought out a 'condensed' and 're-originated' edition entitled A Christmas Ghost Story, selling at a mere penny a piece. Two days later, on January 8th, 1844, Dickens filed for a court injunction to halt publication; the injunction granted on the 10th, he then set out to sue Parley's owners, Richard Egan Lee and Henry Hewitt. The next issue of Parley's Illuminated Magazine was evidently supposed to complete Hewitt's story. Instead, he produced "A Genuine Ghost Story. (Not by Charles Dickens.)". Bookseller Inventory # 500038038

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Title: Parley's illuminated library" volume I :- ...

Publisher: Parley's illuminated library, London

Publication Date: 1844

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fair

Edition: First edition thus.

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