1842 Report of the Dinner Given to Charles Dickens, in Boston, February 1, 1842. Reported by Thomas Gill and William English, reporters on the Morning Post. Most of the speeches revised by their authors.
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This work was published following Dickens' first trip to America. He visited many locations, including Virginia, Missouri, and New York. He enjoyed the city of Boston, which is where this celebratory dinner was held. It is a faithful account of the speeches made that evening.
In attendance at the dinner were Oliver Wendell Holmes, Washington Allston, George Bancroft, and Nathan Hale Jr among many noted literary figures.
Dickens' own speech is recorded to pages 10-15, and he introduces the subject of International Copyright.
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In a finely bound, full morocco binding. Externally, fine. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright. Spotting to the first and last few pages. Scattered spots to the fore-edge. Not affecting the pages.
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