Fitzgerald, Percy [ed].
Bardell V. Pickwick:. The Trial for Breach of Promise of Marriage Held at the Guildhall Sittings, on April 1, 1828, Before Mr. Justice Stareleigh and a Special Jury of the City of London - With Illustrations.
London: Elliot Stock, 1902. First Edition. Hardcover. Fitzgerald was an attorney and a friend of Dickens and emerged as an expert on "The Pickwick Papers". Here he explores the famed breach of promise suit at the heart of Pickwick, laying out the legal, moral and literary nuances. A significant work for a Dickens collection. Very Good. No DJ. Item #5785 Light shelf/edge wear, light toning at spine and top of boards, bottom edge of boards gently bumped, several small light spots at rear, else tight, bright and unmarred. Green cloth beveled boards, gilt lettering and decorative elements, black endpages, frontispiece. 8vo. 116pp. Illus. (b/w plates).