Sketches by Boz Illustrative of Every-day Life and Every-day People. London: Chapman and Hall, 1839
8vo (222 x 140mm.), FIRST OCTAVO ONE VOLUME EDITION, half-title, etched frontispiece, pictorial title-page and 38 plates by George Cruikshank, those before p.120 without publisher's imprint, advertisement leaf dated May 15, 1839, original publisher's brown grained cloth, covers with large central design within linear border embossed in blind, spine lettered in gilt, blind panels, pale yellow endpapers, plates spotted, some offsetting, hinges cracked at frontispiece and title-page, collector's cloth folding case
Eckel pp. 14-15
John Hay, bookplate and ownership inscription
Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate.
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