London: Bradbury and Evans, 1848. First Edition. Octavo. Item #021112
First edition in book form, early state. Frontispiece, vignette title page, half-title, regular title page, an 8 line errata with six corrections bound in after 2r8 with list of plates to follow. Vignette title page with Captain Cuttle's hook on left arm. All Smith's first issue points up to and including p. 63. Illustrated by H.K. Brown (Phiz) with 40 engravings including frontispiece and vignette title page. Bound in 3/4 black polished calf over brown decorative cloth, rasied bands with compartments decorated in gilt., newer marbled endpapes, clean texts, plates with browning to edges and some scattered foxin orse so to title page and frontispeice. A handsome copy.