8vo. London: The Argonaut Press, 1933. 8vo., x, 145, [4 ads] pp., five plates including frontisportrait. Quarter green cloth with green paper boards, small printed label with title affixed to backstrip, green dust jacket with titling printed in black. Paper boards slightly sun-toned, otherwise like new. First edition. A reprint of Dickens’s first appearance in print from The Monthly Magazine of December 1833, with an in-depth discussion of the events surrounding the circumstances. An bibliography of Sketches by Boz “containing fresh material” is also included. (Inventory #: 108516)
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