first edition Original blue diaper cloth with gilt stamped spine lettering (primary binding)
1846 · London
by Dickens, Charles [1812 - 1870]
London: Published for the Author by Bradbury & Evans, 1846. 1st edition (Smith II, p. 48). Farr's Second issue (cf. Farr Catalogue 1, pp 15 - 18; ). Original blue diaper cloth with gilt stamped spine lettering (primary binding). Slight lean, with light wear & soiling to cloth. Spine gilt bright. Bookseller ticket to front paste-down. Withal, an attractive VG+ copy.. , 270,  pp. Illustrations by Samuel Palmer. 8vo. 7" x 4-1/2"
From Smith, "Eight numbered sketches in this work orginally appeared in the Daily News from January 21 through March 11, 1846, under the title 'Travellin Letters. Written on the Road.' Dickens modified these sketches and added others from letters to his from John Forester for book publication." (Inventory #: 5322.6)