I'd like to share a bit of the Charles Dickens display I put together at my library with the help of our special collections curator/librarian and some ever-trusty work-study students. This week I'll highlight two treasures from our Rare Book Gallery and next week I'll work in a few pictures of the general display.
|Gasp! What's that! The conclusion to The Mystery of Edwin Drood! Can it be??? Did Dickens leave another manuscript?????|
|Alas, this is not Charles Dickens's work. Once attributed to Wilkie Collins, this hoax novel was written by Henry Morford.|
|According to the special collection curator, this book, and the companion Edwin Drood, had a Sotheby slip in stating that the set was "exceedingly rare."|
|OMG. Look at the fancy edging!|
|Another fascinating find! The library I work at has the entire serialized set of Our Mutual Friend.|
|The serialized novel is resplendent with Victorian advertising.|