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Highlights of specific items in the collections:

Dickens, Charles
Somebody's Luggage
Philadelphia: T.B. Peterson & Brothers, [1863]

Dickens, Charles
The Lamplighter's Story
Philadelphia: T.B. Peterson & Brothers, 1861

Collins, Wilkie
After Dark
Philadelphia: T.B. Peterson & Brothers, [1863?]

[All bound as one volume]
PR4553 .S53 1863

This particular volume contains three different works published by T.B. Peterson & Brothers of Philadelphia.  Two works are by Charles Dickens: Somebody's Luggage, and The Lamplighter's Story.  The third work is After Dark, by Wilkie Collins.   These three works were bound into a single volume which was owned by Benjamin S. Shaw, who inscribed his name inside the front cover.

signature of Benjamin S. Shaw
Signature of Benjamin S. Shaw.

Mr. Shaw also tipped-in to the volume an engraved portrait of Charles Dickens from another book.  On the back of the portrait, he pasted in two tickets, for slip 16, seats 146 and 147 at Tremont Temple, Boston, for the American premiere of A Christmas Carol, as read by Charles Dickens.  Below the tickets, Mr. Shaw wrote: "We heard Dickens read Christmas Carol & Pickwick at Tremont Temple, Dec. 2, 1867"

Tickets to Dickens reading Christmas Carol
Tickets to the American premier of Dickens reading Christmas Carol

Donated to the Rare Book & Texana Collections by Children to Children, Inc., Fall 1995.


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