"Nothing was too wildly extravagant, nothing too monstrously cruel, to be prescribed by mad-doctors": First edition, first issue of Charles Dickens' A Curious Dance Round a Curious Tree

  • A Curious Dance Round a Curious Tree.
  • A Curious Dance Round a Curious Tree.
  • A Curious Dance Round a Curious Tree.

A Curious Dance Round a Curious Tree.

$2,500.00

Item Number: 96189

London: St. Lukes Hospital, 1860.

First edition, first issue of Charles Dickens’ article on Saint Luke’s Hospital “for the gratuitous treatment of the insane poor.” Octavo, loosely bound in wrappers. In near fine condition. Housed in a custom full morocco and chemise pull-off box. Rare.

Dickens' A Curious Dance Round a Curious Tree was published by St. Luke's Hospital in 1860 to raise funds for their Hospital for Lunatics. The volume contains a sketch about a visit to St. Luke's at Christmas by Dickens, along with another piece he wrote about the hospital from an unsigned article in the London Times.

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