The Cricket on the hearth : in three chirps : [London] : autograph manuscript signed, [1845].

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MA 949
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870.
Purchased by J.P. Morgan Jr., 1919.
1 item [4] (3-72 p.) ; 22.5 x 18.5 cm

The notes for names of characters, list of trial titles, and pages 1 and 48 are loose in a folder preceding the manuscript. The note from Georgina Hogarth is encapsulated in mylar but not post-bound.
With notes for names of characters (MA 949.1); an autograph title page and list of trial titles (MA 949.2); and an undated note from Georgina Hogarth (MA 949.3) preceding the manuscript. These items are cataloged individually in three additional records; see related records for complete description.


Manuscript with innumerable cancellations and revisions. Manuscript is signed on accompanying title page (MA 949.2).

Previously encapsulated and mounted in tan cloth post binding. Disbound and housed in four-flap folder and custom box, as of 2021.
Bookplate of Charles Dickens; given in 1871 by John Forster to Charles Dickens' sister-in-law Georgina Hogarth; purchased from Miss Hogarth by the London dealer Spenser; purchased from Spenser by Edmund D. Brooks of Minneapolis; purchased from Brooks by the London dealer Frank Sabin; purchased from Sabin by the New York dealer Gabriel Wells; purchased from Wells by J. P. Morgan Jr. in 1919.