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Dickens, Charles, 1812–1870

Bentley's Miscellany. No. 1, January 2, 1837 / edited by Boz ; & illustrated by George Cruikshank.

[London] : Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street ; Edinburgh : Bell and Bradfute ; Dublin : John Cumming, 1837.
Physical Description:
[4], 104 pages : illustrations ; 32 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
AP4 .B46 1837+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Cover title. Wood-engraved cover illustration by John Thompson.
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in purple half morocco, by Scroll Club, N.Y. Extra illustrated, with original text inlaid. The inserted material includes a two-line note in the hand of Charles Dickens; two letters from Richard Bentley (publisher); original bill for the artwork illustrating the cover of the Miscellany; and two additional letters concerning the Miscellany. There are also letters from contributors to the first number; an original manuscript of P. Prout; two manuscript tickets to a balloon ascension; letter from R.H. Barnham (who wrote "The monstre balloon"); portion of a balloon handbill, with letter by Francis Mahony; letter from Samuel Lover; etc. Most of the letters are addressed to Edward Moran.
Subject Terms:
English literature -- Periodicals.
Scroll Club -- Bookbinder.
Extra-illustrated copies (Provenance)
Wood engravings -- 1837.
Thompson, John, 1785-1866, engraver.
Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878, illustrator.
Bentley, Richard, 1794-1871, publisher.
Cumming, John, publisher, publisher.
Bell & Bradfute, publisher.

  • Song of the month / by Father Prout
  • Prologue / by Dr. Maginn
  • Our opening chaunt
  • Recollections of the late George Colman / by Theodore Hook
  • Impromptu / by the late George Colman
  • The "Monstre" balloon
  • Handy Andy / by Samuel Lover
  • Legend of Manor Hall / by the author of "Headlong Hall"
  • Terence O'Shaughnessy / by the Author of "Stories of Waterloo"
  • The Sabine farmer's serenade / by Father Prout
  • Public life of Mr. Tulrumble / by "Boz"
  • To the hot wells of Clifton / by Father Prout
  • The marine ghost / by the author of "Rattlin the reefer"
  • Old age and youth / by T. Haynes Bayly
  • An evening of visits / by J. Fenimore Cooper, author of "The pilot"
  • Who are you? / Metastasio, Fontenelle, and Samuel Lover
  • Metropolitan men of science no. 1
  • Kyan's patent, the nine muses, and the anti-dry-rot
  • The original of "Not a drum was heard," by Father Prout
  • A gossip with some old English poets / by C. Ollier
  • The rising periodical; Mr. Verdan'ts account of the last aerial ascent / by T. Haynes Bayly
  • An Italian anecdote / by the author of "Hajji Baba."

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