New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers. 1850. 1st US edition. Cf NCBEL III, 1218. 2 volumes: xii,  - 299, [1 (blank)]; viii,  - 332, [4 (adverts)] pp. Portrait frontis in Vol I. 12mo. 8" x 5-1/8". Original publisher's brown cloth binding with gilt stamped spine lettering. Yellow eps. Square & tight. Spines sunned. Bookplate. Presentation inscription. Usual bit of foxing. Withal, a solid VG set. Item #47987
Hunt initially a somewhat close friend of Dickens, though the friendship cooled a bit as Dickens' fame waxed and Hunts' waned. Hunt was the inspiration for Dickens' 'Bleak House' character, Harold Skimpole, which, to say the least, Hunt found less than flattering.