Philadelphia: Printed and Published by Adam Waldie, 1834. 1st appearance thus (Edgar & Vail, p. 15; Gimbel E162). 416 pp. Text triple column. Dickens' work, pp. 136 - 138. 4to. 11-3/8" x 9-1/8". Period maroon half-sheep over green marbled paper boards (professionally rebacked, with new eps). Usual foxing. A few proud gatherings. Professionally repaired tear on title leaf. Withal, a VG copy. Item #7642.1
Herein we find Dickens' second essay reprinted from London's Monthly Magazine, which, for a time, was billed as his first US appearance in print, however, we now know this Dickens' second appearance with a US publisher, preceded only by appearance(s) in the Albion. A scarce item.