Richard Bentley, 1838. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Item #1903016
The first edition, first issue, in book form, published before the magazine serialization was completed. In original cloth. Very good condition. Housed in a custom case with a leather spine. This, the first issue, has the "Fireside" plate in volume 3 and Boz listed as the author on all title pages. It was issued on November 9, 1838. At Dicken's insistence, the Fireside plate was replaced with the "Church" plate, and Dickens's name replaced Boz, and the book was reissued in three volumes a mere 7 days after the first issue, on November 16, 1838.