A Rare Separately Published Extract from "Our Mutual Friend"
DICKENS, Charles. Hospital for Sick Children. 49, Great Ormond Street, London. Patron-Her Majesty the Queen. Extract from Chapter IX of "Our Mutual Friend," by Charles Dickens, Esq. London: Blades, East and Blades , 1865].
A rare separately published extract, likely published at the same time as the novel. This is not to be confused with the Speech of Charles Dickens on behalf of the hospital in 1858 or the edition housed by Yale, Duke and the Huntington which included the line "Reprinted by permission." and includes list of patrons and officers of Hospital for Sick Children on title-page verso. This exact copy has been at auction a few times in the past, but otherwise we could not find any other copy at auction in over fifty years, nor could we find any copies on OCLC. Small octavo pamphlet (5 3/4 x 4 inches; 147 x 101 mm). 8 pp. With "Instituted 1852." at the head of the title.

Bound in original pale pink printed paper wrappers. This has been removed from a binding as there are torn stab marks and some binding residue. The fact that is was removed from a binding is perhaps why it has survived. Otherwise about fine.

The scene that has been extracted from the novel "Our Mutual Friend" is the scene of the death of the child Johnny in the Children's Hospital.

HBS # 67971 $1,500