London: Bradbury & Evans, . 1st printing thus. Unpaginated, though 8 pages. "Goldsmith" with a bust of the subject; p. 2 with wood engraving from "Goldsmith"; p. 4 with cut from "Comic History of England"; other cuts pp 5 - 7. 8-13/16" x 5-5/8". Printed self-wrappers, off-white paper. Now housed in an archival mylar sleeve. 4 stab holes to fold. Age-toning. Very Good. Item #42518.1
P. 1 features an invitation for Forster's 'Life and Adventures of Oliver Goldsmith', with engraving of the subject's head. The second page displays a specimen page from Forster's book. The third page announces the 'Completion of Dombey and Son', with a series of prices for the complete volume. Also details of six books 'by the same author'. Page 4 concerns Leech's 'Comic History of England', with illustration. Page 5, Douglas Jerrold: his magazine & "Mrs Caudel's Curtain Lectures". Page 6 is devoted to Thackeray's 'Vanity Fair', 'Now Publishing, in Monthly Numbers, Illustrated by the Author with Two Steel Engravings and numerous Woodcuts, price 1s.' With two illustrations and numerous extracts from reviews. Page 7, Punch. Page 8, 'Botanical Works by Professor Lindley.'.