New York: Wiley and Putnam, 1847. 1st US edition (Gimbel A104; Edgar & Vail, p. 24; Smith AMERICAN, 7; VanderPoel B197(1); Wilkins, p. 25). Pp 249 - 294, [2 (blank)] [= 48 pages]. Illustrated with 2 plates ["Profound cogitation of Captain Cuttle" & "Paul goes home for the holidays."] after Hablot K. Browne ["Phiz"], redrawn & engraved on wood by J. W. Orr. 7-3/8" x 5-1/16". Printed brown paper wrappers. Some modest wear to wrappers. Some foxing to text block. Very Good. Item #40340.2
Wiley & Putnam were the first of the US houses to hit the streets with Dickens' new novel, beginning with Part I issued October 1846.
A quite scarce edition, especially in comparison to the UK parts issue, which shows up with some regularity.