A Brief History of Christ's Hospital, from its Foundation by King Edward the Sixth, to the Present Time. With a List of the Governors
London: Printed by and for Messrs, Nicols and Son, 1820. vi, 92 pages. Pages 43-77 contain Lamb's remarkable essay "On Christ's Hospital, and The Character of The Christ's Hospital Boys." Wilson concludes his "History" by stating: "It was the intention of the writer of this little work to have closed it by attempting a general character of the boys upon the establishment, when he accidentally met with the following account of the Hospital and the Character of the Boys...It was written by a gentleman well known in the literary world, who had himself passed seven years in the Hospital, and was communicated in 1813 to the Editor of the Gentleman's Magazine.". ISBN: 281AIB1048723.
First edition (first printing). Disbound. Very good in wrappers (paperback). Illustrated frontispiece engraving of the hospital. Hand-colored figure on title page. Scattered foxing. Water stains to front endpaper and title page. Front endpaper soiled. Scarce.