London: Charles Tilt, Fleet Street, 1839. 1st edition, 2nd issue (Cohn 243; Eckel, p. 207). 40 pp. 8 page bookseller advert inserted at rear. Pagination is centered. 11 etchings & cover design by George Cruikshank. 10 cm x 12.5 cm. Green cloth with gilt stamped lettering / pictorial cover. Yellow eps. Housed in a handsome, custom dark blue full morocco pull-apart case by Zaehnsdorf. Modest wear to volume, book label of Christopher Clark Geest. A solid VG copy. Minor wear to case, VG+. Item #8171.1
Initially thought to be a work of Dickens, later investigation has settled on Thackeray as the author, with Dickens presumed to have written the Preface and Notes.