MRS. LIRRIPER'S LODGINGS. Charles Dickens's New Christmas Story.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1863. 1st US editiion (Brussel EAST TO WEST, p. 81; Gimbel B283; Oppenlander ATYR Contributer List, p. 136; VanderPoel B450, for the 1864 edition). Not in Edgar & Vail.  - 46 pp. Text double-column. 8vo. 9" x 5-5/8". Printed white wrappers. Adverts to rear wrapper (recto & verso). General soiling to wrappers, with small piece missing from lower left of front panel [no text affected]. Bookseller blindstamp to front wrapper. Tide line to rear wrapper. Withal, a VG copy of an uncommon edition. Item #19727.1
As is the case with most of the Christmas stories, the work actually a collaborative effort, though marketed under Dickens' very salable name: Chapters I & VII by Dickens (per VanderPoel, & confirmed by Oppenlander); Chapter II by Elizabeth Gaskell (states Oppenlander, even though Gaskell "swore" not to write for ATYR); Chapter III by Andrew Halliday; Chapter IV by Edmund Yates; Chapter V by Amelia Edwards; & Chapter VI by Charles A. Collins (Dickens' son-in-law & the individual initially chosen to illustrate Drood).