London: Newby, 1844. First Edition. hardcover. Title page in red & blue. Small 8vo, origina terra cotta cloth, stamped in gilt & blind; large chip at the top of the spine & smaller chip at the bottom; text block split. London: T.C. Newby, 1844. First Edition. very good(-).
An attractive bookplate from the Biblithecae Publicae Worthing covers the entire front endpaper, and there is a withdrawn stamp on the verso of the title page. Despite condition flaws , bright copy of an uncommon book. Dickens contributed a 9 page preface to the book, extolling the author, a working man who was dying of lung disease.