Master Humphrey's Clock. London: Chapman and Hall, 1840-41
8vo (257 x 169mm.), FIRST BOOK EDITION, BOUND FROM THE WEEKLY PARTS, 3 volumes, illustrations by George Cattermole and Hablot K. Browne, frontispieces and prefaces as called for, volume 1 with dedication to Samuel Rogers, original publisher's dark grayish brown bold-ribbed cloth stamped in blind with border and elaborate floral-leaf design, upper board with clock stamped in gold, spine elaborately gilt, later powder blue endpapers, collector's folding box, minor browing and spotting throughout, concentrated at edges, some discoloration and soiling to boards, volume 2 with small scratch to lower board, sunned, bumped
The clock design stamped in gilt on the upper cover of each volume features hands that represent the volume number.
Smith I:6; Eckel pp. 69-7
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