[ Charles Dickens as 'Boz'. ] Volume, in fine binding by Root and Son, collecting contributions by Dickens to 'Bentley's Miscellany', including the 'Extraordinary Gazette'.

Charles Dickens as 'Boz' [ Bentley's Miscellany; Richard Bentley, London publisher; Root and Son, London bookbinders; George Cruikshank ]
Publication details: 
Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street; Bell and Bradfute, Edinburgh; and John Cumming, Dublin. 1837 and 1838.
SKU: 18430

The various extracts are 'BOUND BY ROOT & SON', a beautiful binding in crushed brown morocco, with gold tooling to covers and spine, dentelles, and marbled endpapers. Spine in six compartments, with 'BENTLEY'S MISCELLANY | C. DICKENS | 1837'. In very good condition, in like binding, with small nicks at head and tail of cover. The contents comprises: ONE: Front wrap of no. 1, 2 January 1837. TWO: 'Extraordinary Gazette. | Speech of His Mightiness on opening the Second Number of Bentley's Miscellany, edited by “Boz.”' 4pp. THREE: Title-leaf of vol. 1, 1837. FOUR: 'Public Life of Mr. Tulrumble, once Mayor of Mudfog.' 15pp., paginated 49-63. With plate by Cruikshank. FIVE: 'Stray Chapters. By “Boz.” Chapter I. The Pantomime of Life.' 7pp., paginated 291-297. SIX: 'Stray Chapters. By “Boz.” Chapter II. Some Particulars concerning a Lion.' 4pp., paginated 515-518. SEVEN: 'Editor's Address on the Completion of the First Volume.' 2pp., paginated iii-iv. EIGHT: 'Full Report of the First Meeting of the Mudfog Association for the Advancement of Everything.' 17pp., paginated 397-413. NINE: 'Address.' by 'Boz', dated 30 November 1837. 2pp., paginated iii-iv. TEN: 'Preface [to the third volume]', dated 1 June 1838. 1p., unpaginated. ELEVEN: 'Mr. Robert Bolton, the “Gentleman connected with the Press.”' 4pp., paginated 204-207. TWELVE: 'Full Report of the Second Meeting of the Mudfog Association for the Advancement of Everything.' 19pp., paginated 209-227. With plate and vignette by Cruikshank. THIRTEEN: 'Poetical Epistle from Father Prout to Boz.' Dated 'Genoa, 14th December 1837.' 1p., paginated 71. FOURTEEN: 'Familiar Epistle from a Parent to a Child, aged two years and two months.' 2pp., paginated 219-220. FIFTEEN: Back wrap to an unnamed number of the magazine (no. 1?), carrying an advertisement for fifty-seven of 'The Standard Novels and Romances.'