London: Longmans Green and Co., 1914. 1st edition (NCBEL III, 810). 95, [1 (blank)] pp. Binder's blanks. Maclise's "Nickleby" portrait reproduced on front wrapper. 8vo. Early 20th C. 3/4 green morocco binding with marbled paper boards & eps. TEG. Original printed peachish-yellow paper wrappers bound-in. Spine sunned, as are some edges of the boards. A square & tight VG copy of an uncommon piece of Dickensiana. Item #7161.1
Dickens brought suit against 5 defendants for publishing/selling a piratical edition of his 'Christmas Carol'. 4 offered no substantial defense, but Lee & Haddock showed fight, and as a result, this work makes for interesting reading.