Sketches by Boz: Illustrative of Every-day Life and Every-day People. Second Series. London: John Macrone 1837 
12mo (195x 122mm.), FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE without list of plates at Contents, half-title, etched frontispiece, pictorial title-page and 8 plates by George Cruikshank, each lettered 'Vol. III', 20pp. publisher's advertisements 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, plates spotted, some offsetting, covers marked, recased with some loss of imprint label at foot of spine, spine faded, notably the black ink, corners rubbed
Smith I: 2; Eckel pp. 12-13; Sadleir 700
Sir George John Armytage, bookplate
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