London: Printed for the Author at the Chiswick Press. 1873. 1st edition. Not in the NCBEL. x, 180 pp. Numerous blank leaves at rear. Head- tailpieces. Decorative initial capital letters. 8vo. 6-7/8" x 4-1/4". Original publisher's terra-cotta cloth binding with gilt stamped title lettering to spine. Slight lean. Modest binding wear. Newspaper excerpt tipped in to rear blank. A VG copy. Item #36194
The author has a two page remininscence of meeting Dickens as a young man, who at the time, was a court reporter and, per the author, sweet on a young lady named Jane.