The Pic Nic Papers. By Various Hands; With Illustrations by George Cruikshank, Phiz &c.
London: Henry Colburn, Publisher, 1841. First Edition, First Issue. Hardcover. 323, 298, 378. 18.5 x 12 cm. Three frontispieces and eleven etched plates by George Cruikshank, Phiz and Robert Jacob Hammerton. Lacks publisher ads. First issue with the error "publisher young" in Dicken's introduction in volume one and imprint of Cox and Son on copyright in volume I. Dickens edited the first two volumes, wrote the introduction and was responsible for The Lamplighter's Story. Interior and plates bright and fresh with scribbling circles on each title page in an effort to hide a previous signature. Later three quarter black morocco, marbled boards and matching marbled endpapers. Near fine. Aeg. Item #23575