Physical description

A small faded green hardback novel, The Sketches of Boz by Charles Dickens. The front cover has no title but the spine has faded gold lettering of the title, author and publisher as well as decorative symbol. 558p.At the front is a page with an inscription in black ink handwriting and a date.

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Inscriptions & markings

On a page written in black ink at the front is an indecipherable name crossed out. '(242) Mount Evelyn 1926 J Marshall Mt Evelyn'


Charles Dickens' first published book, Sketches by Boz is a funny and touching observation, fancy and fiction showing the London he knew in all its complexity - its streets, theatres, inns, pawnshops law courts, prisons and of course the river Thames.