New - York: Stringer & Townsend, 1853. 1st edition thus (Edgar & Vail, p. 26; Gimbel B225). 47,  pp. Text double column. Last page blank. 8vo. Original publisher's buff paper wrappers, printed in black. General edgewear, with some paper chipping along the spine & with a stain to the top right corner of the front wrapper. Period pos to top margin of front wrapper. Stab holes (3) along spine. Usual bit of foxing & staining. Withal, a VG copy of a scarce publication. Item #30270
" 'The Poor Relation's Story', pp. 3 - 8, and 'The Child's Story', pp 8 - 10, are by Dickens and first appeared in the Christmas number of 'Household Words' for 1852." [Edgar & Vail].