A Comic Opera. In Two Acts. The Music by John Hullah. London: Richard Bentley, 1836 [but ca. 1878]. Original printed self-wrappers.
This is the ca. 1878 facsimile reprint of the 1836 first edition of Dickens's first play to be published -- which by 1878 was already a rare item. It is identifiable by the "A Facsimile Reprint" on the title verso, but also by the width of "Richard Bentley," reduced to 2-3/8 inches.~Spine deftly restored but this is otherwise a fine copy with unopened leaves. Podeschi (Yale) B39; see Carr (UTexas) B526; Eckel pp 157-158. Item #12743