Philadelphia: Lea & Blanchard. Successors to Carey & Co., 1839. 1st US book edition (Smith AMERICAN 4, pp. ). viii, 13 - 404 pp, double column of text. 12 page publisher catalogue inserted after text. Illustrated with two inserted plates designed by Phiz, reengraved by Joseph Yeager. 10" x 6-1/4". Signed in 6s. Grayish reddish brown boards with dark red calico-texture quarter cloth; plain paper-wrapped boards; printed paper title label to spine. See p. 118 of Smith's bibliography for an image of this copy [yes, this was Walter Smith's copy, used in preparation of his Dickens bibliography]. Wear & soiling, with paper detaching from boards underneath. Rear joint cloth split. Title label mostly worn away. A Good copy only. Item #50906
Issued simultaneously with a cloth edition, Smith terms this boards edition as the "Cheap" edition.