Cattermole, George and Hablot Brown (illus).
Philadelphia. Lea and Blanchard. 1841.
First American Edition. Ninety one illustrations including the frontispiece and in-text wood engraved illustrations, vi+362pp, cloth-covered boards with gilt embossed pictorial spine, 10 x 6 inches. Spine has been repaired (tears to cloth glued), interior clean and tight (very light soiling to lower edge of second title page), interior in very good condition. The Preface (numbered page 3) has been bound in following the two title pages and the List of Illustrations. This is the first American edition, published in parts, with two title pages as described in Wilkins "First and Early American Editions of the Words of Charles Dickens": the first for The Old Curiosity Shop (with illustrations attributed to Cattermole and Brown), the second for Master Humphrey's Clock (with ninety-one illustrations by George Cattermole and Hablot Browne). Both are dated 1841. Item #40808