Publisher: (London:) Printed for Private Circulation, 1859.
Edition: First edition; a note in an early hand on the front blank states that this is the first issue with Dickens misspelled "Dickes" on page 14, line 34.
Bibliographical References: NCBEL III, 1083 (Yates); Gimbel B261 (Dickens).
Condition: Fine copy.
Book ID: 26183
Description8vo, later maroon half morocco, marbled paper sides, gilt decorations and lettering, t.e.g.
Comments¶ The facts, according to Edmund Yates, involving his dispute with William Makepeace Thackeray and the Garrick Club, the latter from which Thackeray would have liked to have had Yates expelled. At one point Dickens inserted himself into the disagreement and his letter to Thackeray is reprinted here. The first edition of this pamphlet is scarce. There were reprints and a facsimile by T. J. Wise. Tipped in facing the title-page is a clipped editorial by contemporary journalist James Hannay (1827-73), writing about Yates, the scandal and "A New Type of Journalist," but without directly naming the participants.