Boston: Fields, Osgood & Co., 1870. 1st US book edition, Second Issue (Gimbel A156; Smith AMERICAN 15, pp 413 - 416). iv, , 210 pp [double column]. 2 page gap in pagination as detailed by Smith. DROOD illustrated with 12 b&w cuts after Luke Fildes' originals, and HOLIDAY ROMANCE illustrated with 4 wood engravings in text. 8vo. 9-1/4" x 6". Original publisher's green cloth binding with gilt stamped spine lettering (Smith Binding Variant A). Publisher's device blindstamped to each board. Custom green cloth slipcase, with gilt stamped black leather title label to spine. Modest binding wear. Foxing, some extensive. Withal, a VG copy in a Nr Fine slipcase. Item #3034.3
The previously uncollected pieces here first appearing in book form are "Some Memories of Charles Dickens", "George Silverman's Explanation", and the "Will of Charles Dickens"