Sketches By "Boz", Illustrative of Every-day Life, and Every-day People [First Series] and Second Series. London: John Macrone, 1836-1837, Comprising
Sketches by "Boz", Illustrative of Every-day Life. [First Series]. London: John Macrone, 1836, 12mo (200 x 124mm), 2 volumes, FIRST EDITION, etched frontispieces and 14 plates by George Cruikshank, original publisher's dark olive-green embossed leaf-patterned cloth, spines gilt with decorative shield enclosing lettering, yellow endpapers, very occasional slight spotting to text or offsetting from plates, endpapers damp-stained, rear endpapers to both volumes neatly repaired at hinge, expertly recased; [together with:]
Sketches by Boz: illustrative of Every-day Life, and Every-day People. Second Series. London: John Macrone, 1837 , 12mo (197 x 122mm.), FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE without list of plates at Contents, half-title, etched pictorial title-page and 9 plates by George Cruikshank without 'Vol. III' (that for the frontispiece bound in body of text), 20pp. publisher's advertisments dated December 1836 at end, original publisher's speckled pink cloth, covers with central wreath and linear borders in blind, spine lettered in gilt within black frames at head and foot, blind-stamped decorative panels and borders, pale yellow endpapers, small hole at lower edge of M6, hinges slightly split, small ink mark to upper cover, backstrip slightly faded, slight wear to title label and slight loss to imprint label at foot
3 volumes preserved in collector's folding case
Smith I: 1, 2; Eckel pp.11-13; Sadleir I, 699, 700.
John Platt, bookplates (engraved by Sherborn, 1904).
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