Philadelphia: T. B. Peterson & Brothers. (n. d.). Ca 1855. Early US appearance of 'Hard Times'. 223,  pp. Text double column. Nickleby portrait as frontispiece. 8vo. Original publisher's vertically-ribbed brown cloth binding with gilt spine lettering & figure; boards stamped with geometric design (professionally recased). Bright yellow eps. Square & tight. Period pos to ffep. A VG+ copy. Item #2836.1
Contains "The Seven Poor Travellers", "Nine New Stories by the Christmas Fire", "Hard Times", "Lizzie Leigh", "The Miner's Daughters", and "Fortune Wilfred." The latter three wrongly ascribed to Dickens; "Lizzie Leigh" by Mrs. Gaskell, and "Miner's Daughter " by Wm Howitt. According to Eckel, the author of "Fortune Wilfred" remains a mystery (cf. Eckel, pp 209 - 210).