The Master's Cat. The Story of Charles Dickens as told by his Cat
London, The Dickens House, 1998 (first edition).
Small quarto; papered boards; an excellent copy with the excellent slightly sunned dustwrapper.
Presentation copy. Inscribed and signed by the author on the title page. Beneath is an unsigned inscription to Lady Mary Downer in a hand we recognise as that of Cedric Dickens, the great-grandson of Charles Dickens, signing off with his characteristic 'KEEP SMILING'. The numbering is also in Dickens' hand: 116 of 1000 copies.