Comprising No Thoroughfare and [The Lazy Tour of] Two Idle Apprentices. Boston: William F. Gill & Company, 1876. Original green cloth stamped in gilt.
First Edition thus (so combined into one volume). These were both collaborations between Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins (brother of Dickens's daughter's husband) -- "The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices" had appeared in Dickens's periodical Household Words in 1857, while "No Thoroughfare" had been the final (1867) Extra Christmas Number of Dickens's subsequent periodical All The Year Round. Each tale has its own Gill title page, and each has a frontispiece illustration, but the two stories are continuously paginated. Very good-plus condition (minor wear at the extremities, front endpaper cracking at the hinge). Podeschi (Yale) D75. Provenance: bookplate of William Self, being from lot 179 in his sale at Christie's. Item #12503