MASTER TIMOTHY'S BOOK CASE; or the Magic - Lanthorn of the World.

London: William Emans, 1842. 1st edition (Gimbel H381 ["1844"]; Kitton, 'Dickensiana' 532; Miller, p. 246; NCBEL III, 794). Not in Wolff. SIGNED by Cruikshank on the recto of the frontis leaf. [2], 3, [1 (blank)], 593, [1] pp. "Directions to the Binder" last page. Frontis, engraved title & 14 inserted plates. 8vo. 8-1/4" x 5-1/4". Period black half-leather binding with marbled boards & eps. Gilt decorated spine. Average wear to binding. 2 prior owner signatures. Modest foxing. A Very Good copy. Item #41433

Fairly uncommon pastiche of Dickens' Master Humphrey's Clock, with OCLC recording just two institutional holdings of the first edition: The British Library & Yale. This the first copy I've been able to offer of the first edition.

Price: $1,500.00