Boston: William White & H. P. Lewis, 1842. 1st edition (American Imprints 42-2784; Gimbel H-277; VanderPoel B486; Wright I, 1571). Not in Kitton's DICKENSIANA or Wilkins. 68 pp. 12mo. 7-3/4" x 4-1/4". Original printed pale-yellow wrappers. Abt VG (wrappers chipped & spine paper perishing with old tape reinforcement/corners reinforced with tape/soiling). Item #21721
A scarce parody published, no doubt, to take advantage of the Boz mania that gripped the Northeast with Dickens 1842 visit, concluding with the Boston dinner herein skewered. Dickens relations with his American hosts became a bit strained when he continued to press the copyright issue, and were exacerbated by his subsequent publication of AMERICAN NOTES which, felt by many on this side of the pond at least, portrayed the US in less than favorable light.