London: T. C. Newby, 1844. 1st edition (Eckel, pp. 146 - 147). xiii, , 205,  pp. T.p. printed in red & blue. Last page advert. Frontis engraved by Halbert of marble Dickens' bust, by Dexter. 8vo. 6-3/8" x 4". Early 20th C. 3/4 green morocco binding with marbled paper boards & eps. TEG. Spine sunned to a mellow golden tan. A handsome VG+ copy of a book somewhat uncommon on the commerical market. Item #3388.2
Written by a dying carpenter, who had a literary yearning, that was filled by the publication of this modest effort. Dickens contributed advice regarding publishers [including Newby, who took on the work], as well as the 8-1/2 page Preface.