The Pic Nic Papers, by various hands, edited by Charles Dickens. London: Henry Colburn, 1841
8vo (200 x 124mm.), 3 volumes, FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE with 'publisher young' on p.3 of the introduction and Cox's imprint as publisher of volume 1, engraved frontispiece to each volume, and 11 plates by George Cruikshank, H. K. Browne ["Phiz"] and R.J. Hammerton, 2pp. advertisments at the beginning of volume 1, 8pp. publisher's advertisements dated May 1841 at the end of volume 2 and 4pp. publisher's advertisments at the end of volume 3, pale yellow endpapers, original pea-green fine-ribbed cloth tooled in blind with linear border enclosing large design of acanthus leaves, spines with raised bands and lettered in gilt, uncut, some leaves unopened, plates browned, hinge of volume 2 weak, spines lightly faded, ink marks on covers of volumes 1 and 2, extremities lightly bumped
THE FIRST ISSUE, with the incorrect 'publisher young' on page 3 of the introduction, and volume 1 with printer's imprint of Cox and Son.
Eckel, 143ff; Sadleir 703;
Sir George Ralph Fetherston, bookplates
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