frontispiece and title page
The New York Public Library, Berg Collection of
English and American Literature

Georgina Hogarth's copy of Bleak House.
This is the second title page of the same copy of the novel, which Dickens presented to his devoted sister-in-law in December 1853, inscribing it "From her ever affectionate / Charles Dickens." The Dickens Centenary Testimonial stamp would not have been affixed to this page until 1912 (the 100th anniversary of the novelist's birth) or later.

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