New York: James G. Gregory, 1861. 2 vols. 8vo, publisher's full dark green cloth with Dickens' initials gilt-stamped to covers, gilt-lettered spines. Housed in buckram clamshell case. Rare first American edition in book form, pirated from the serial issue in Harper's Weekly by Gregory and deposited for copyright prior to the authorized edition published the same year by T. B. Peterson in Philadelphia. Engraved frontispieces after F. O. C. Darley. Light soiling to case; offsetting from frontispieces to tissue guards; brownspotting heaviest at title pages.
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