Plum Park Press
Between 1833 and 1836 Charles Dickens kicked off his  career with a series of short pieces published in various newspapers and magazines under the pseudonym "Boz". These pieces were subsequently collected and published in a book entitled Sketches by Boz Illustrative of Every-day Life and Every-day People; the book was illustrated by George Cruikshank, and published in 1836. Plum Park Press now offers a miniature edition of one section of that book entitled Sketches of Young Gentlemen. The young gentlemen described in the book are variously bashful, very friendly, political, censorious, theatrical, and so on. Cruikshank provided six illustrations for these gentlemen, including one in color.
The cover of the PPP miniature carries the same illustration as the original 1836 edition.
The book consists of 180 pages, and has overall dimensions of 74 x 67 mm (2-7/8 x 2-5/8 inches). The frontispiece shows a portrait of Dickens painted in 1839 by Daniel Maclise. The end-papers reproduce Luke Fildes' 1870 painting of "The Empty Chair" in Dickens' study after his death.

The edition consists of 20 copies, priced $45 each, plus $7 for shipping and handling.  To order this book, contact me.