Sketches by "Boz," illustrative of every-day life, and every day people.
In two volumes. Illustrations by George Cruikshank.London : 1836 Stock Code: 138096
NotesSecond edition of Dickens's first book, published six months after the first, with a new preface. "The sketches were praised for their humour, wit, touches of pathos, and the 'startling fidelity' of their descriptions of London life" (ODNB).
2 volumes, octavo. Original green cloth, spines blocked and lettered in gilt, cream endpapers.
With 16 engraved plates by Cruikshank, including frontispieces.
Early ownership signature to title page. The copy has been read, with consequent lean to spines and shaking (some pages opened a little crudely in the second volume), but is otherwise very well-preserved, the cloth unusually bright and without wear. An excellent copy.
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