DICKENS, CHARLES. 1812-1870.
American Notes for General Circulation. London: Chapman and Hall, 1842.
2 volumes. 8vo (203 x 130 mm). "xvi" [i.e. 10], 308; , 306 + 6 ads pp. Half-titles. Original brown cloth stamped in blind, gilt titles to spine. Very light dust-soiling to boards, spine of vol 2 slightly cocked.
FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE. Though subject to much adverse criticism, the book was a commercial success, and into its fourth edition a year after publication. Owing to a last minute decision to pull the preface, in the first issue page xvi represents the tenth page of prelims. Eckel 113-115.