Paris: Published by A. and W. Galignani & Co., 1839. 1st edition thus. , 367, [1 (blank)] pp. Untrimmed. 8vo. 8-7/8" x 5-3/8". Period brown quarter-leather with marbled boards. Gilt spine lettering. General binding wear & rubs to boards. Foxing. Small, neat pos to ffep upper corner. A VG copy. Item #12964.1
For many years, it was thought the 1846 Bradbury & Evans edition was the first 'octavo' edition (cf. Eckel, p. 62). This Galignanai edition obviously deserves consideration for that appellation, though it's scarcity undoubtedly contributed to the 1846's notation as such in the Dickens' literature. Not in Eckel, Gimbel, or VanderPoel.