Master Humphrey's Clock. London: Chapman and Hall, 1840-41
8vo (252 x 166mm.), FIRST BOOK EDITION, BOUND FROM THE WEEKLY PARTS, 3 volumes, illustrations by George Cattermole and Hablot 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 curtain-like rococo design, clock design stamped in gilt on upper covers (Smith's binding variant), spine elaborately gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges marbled, collector's brown cloth slipcase, volume 2 with small loss to margin of one page (Bb6), minor soiling and discoloration to cloth, sunned, bumped
Smith I:6; Eckel pp. 69-70
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