Chapman & Hall. London. 1844, 1844.
FIRST EDITION. Octavo (8.6 x 5.6 inches). Engraved title page with the pound sign before the numbers. Walter Smith's bibliography of the works of Charles Dickens states "There is no first state or priority of the illustration as has often been cited in catalogues". Fourteen line errata list. Engraved frontispiece, extra title and 38 full page plates by Phiz (Hablot K. Browne). Foxing to most of the plates, a few quite heavily. One volume bound into two in attractive early half black morocco leather bindings. Wide raised bands with gilt tooling. Compartments ruled and lettered in gilt. Marbled paper on boards. Plain grey endpapers. Edges of boards rubbed and bumped. Overall a near to very good copy that looks good on the shelf.