London: Chapman & Hall, 1836. 1st edition (Eckel, pp 102-103). 49, [3 (blank)] pp. Trimmed edges. 4 plates. 12mo. Original printed wrappers. Chemised, and housed in a full green morocco pull-off slipcase. Accompanied by a bound copy of the 1884 Jarvis facsimile. VG (some soiling & wear). Over, quite a respectable copy of this delicate, emphemeral piece. Slipcase - spine sunned to tan, otherwise VG+. Item #2127.2
Early in his career, while busily at work on PICKWICK, Dickens found time to write this political tract (under this Sparks pseudonym) in support of the working man's freedom on the Sabbath, which was being threatened by Parlimentary action. This role of working man's champion was to continue throughout his life.
The first edition of this work, in original wrappers, is rather uncommon.