London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1959. 8vo., 95 pp., three plates including frontisportrait. Original blue paper boards with titling in gilt to backstrip, dust jacket printed in black and light blue. Dust jacket is price clipped with some small chips, previous owner ink signature to first endpaper; a very good copy. First edition. A biographical account of Dickens around the time of his affair with Ellen Ternan, which can be read as a detective story by those unacquainted with Dickens.With a portrait of Ternan, a map of Slough, to Windsor and Datchet, and an extract from Dickenss pocket diary for 1867, which was written in code.
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