First book edition. Not first printing. first issue points: title-page vignette has Capt. Cuttle's hook on his left arm; no page entry for the frontispiece and vignette; no quotation marks around "the Party" line 2; p. 14, ten lines up, "aint" has no apostrophe; p.26, line 11 has "fidgetty"; on p.40, "shewed" and "shew" instead of "showed" and "show"; p. 284, fifth and sixth lines from the bottom, "Delight" instead of "Joy". p.324 "Captain" spelled correctly; no adverts at the back. Two Errata lists at back - one a whole page with 6 lines and the other an inset page with 11 lines. Frontispiece, Vingette and 38 plates all present and correct. Binding good and tight apart from back board and ffep. P 494 and 495 - printer's error where page numbers and titles have not printed correctly.
|Publisher: Bradbury & Evans, London|
|Date published: 1848|
|Condition: Binding Copy (back board present but completely detached). Bound in green contemporary calf on marbled boards. Five raised gilt tooled bands and red title block with gilt title to spine. Pastedowns and end papers plain. ffep almost detatched. Owner's inscription (1849)on 2nd ffep. Minor age wear and foxing to inner pages. Moderate foxing to plate pages. Wear and bumping to cover and spine.|