Sketches of Young Couples

Creator

Date

[c.1840]

Identifier

de Beer Eb 1840 D

Publisher

London: Chapman and Hall

Abstract

This later printing of Charles Dickens’s Sketches of Young Couples [c.1840] not only reveals a classic example of recycling, but reveals an interesting association with a later publication and publishers Chapman and Hall and Routledge. A very thin marbled paper cover wraps around a barely distinguishable orange cover that advertises a shilling edition of Herman Melville’s Omoo, published by Routledge. There is no ready answer on how the decorated board covers arrived at Chapman and Hall, but what is certain is that it is a shoddy production. The covers of what may be the remains of Routledge’s pirated edition of Omoo (1850) have been bound upside down and the paste holding the paper covers has long lost its adhesiveness.

Files

Cab 14 Sketchers cover.jpg

Citation

Charles Dickens, “Sketches of Young Couples,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed December 1, 2022, https://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/7445.