London: Wiley & Putnam, 1843. 1st edition (NCBEL III, 822; Gimbel H490; Kitton 534). 392 pp. 8vo. Late 19th C. 3/4 green morocco binding, by Riviere & Son, with marbled paper boards. Elaborate gilt decorated spine. TEG. Spine panel mildly sun-darkened. Bookplate of "C. E. Stewart". A handsome VG+ copy. Item #9393.3
Wood's attempt to make a 'splash', using as a foil Dickens' account of his trip to the US in 1842, which was seen as less than flattering on this side of the Atlantic. According to Gimbel & the NCBEL, the London edition precedes the US edition.