Philadelphia: T. B. Peterson & Brothers, . 1st US book publication. 29,  pp. Text double column. 8vo. 9-1/4" x 6-1/8". Original publisher's printed buff-paper wrappers, sewn. Edgewear & soiling to wrappers, with spine paper mostly perished. Damping to lower corner of last couples leaves, with a bit of adhesion. A Good copy. Item #40533
King presently an enigma in literary history... we know Dickens published two of her stories in Household Words, with this being the second, preceded by "Why My Uncle was a Bachelor" [February 11, 1854]. On receipt of this story submission, Dickens wrote her that he found "very great merit" in the effort. The story was seriallized in 3 issues, beginning May 12, 1855. Cf. Lohrli, HOUSEHOLD WORDS .
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