Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1839. 1st edition thus (Edgar & Vail, p. 16; Gimbel A13; Smith AMERICAN, 1 [pp 18 - 20]). 268 pp (double column). llustrated with 20 plates after George Cruikshank. 4to. 24 cm x 15.5 cm. Modern tan half leather, in a period style, with marbled boards & black leather spine label. Binding - Fine. Text block - VG (usual bit of browning & foxing to paper, nothing really obtrusive). Item #8718
This the first US illustrated volume edition, and the first complete edition, i.e., containing 'The Public Life of Mr Tulrumble' and 'The Pantomime of Life'.