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Guild of Literature and Art.

DICKENS Charles (1851.)

£3200.00  [First Edition]

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Prospectus of a new endowment, in connection with an insurance company, for the benefit of men of letters and artists. First edition. 8vo. Original unstitched self-wrappered 16-page booklet. London, Bradbury & Evans.

The Guild of Literature and Art was an institution established by Dickens and Edward Bulwer Lytton for the benefit of authors, actors and artists who fall upon hard times. This Prospectus was never 'published' as such; instead it was distributed to members of the Guild. Condition is very good, there are three small stab holes near the spine, indicating that this was once bound into something and there is wear along the 'spine', (which is to say the fold of the outer most leaf).

Stock Code: 130342