London: All The Year Round, 1868 - 1869. 1st appearance. 1st published in book form in 1869. Not in Sadleir, nor Wolff. Divers paginations. Masthead engraving to each issue. 8vo. Bespoke blue quarter leather binding over blue pebbled cloth boards. Maroon leather title label to spine. Pale yellow eps. General wear to binding. Age-toning, and sporadic foxing, to paper. Period pos [Samuel Poole] to ffep. A solid VG copy. Item #48276
Yates' novel published in 36 sequential weekly issues of Dickens' All The Year Round, beginning with the first issue of the New Series, Saturday, 5 December 1868, and concluding in issue No. 36, 7 August 1869.
Given the ATYR publication was a miscellany, other interesting sketches are found herein, such as "The Chinese From Home", 20 March 1869, wherein the editor remarks on fellows found "almost anywhere" in California: "sloping-eyed, yellow-complexioned, with a shaved head, and pigtail carefully secured in a twisted knot behind..."
Rare piece of Victorian literature, not often seen on the market, especially in this [collected] serialized form.