Illustrated by Phiz. London: Chapman & Hall, 1845. Original grey-green cloth decorated in gilt, all page edges gilt.
First Edition of this children's book -- "It was on the 16th of March, the eve of St. Patrick, not quite twenty years ago..." -- modeled on the Christmas books of Charles Dickens, at that time quite the rage, coming out annually. Included are four plates (including the frontispiece), plus vignettes in the text, by "Phiz" -- Hablot K. Browne.
This copy is in the first binding state, with all page edges gilt, with the gilt vignette on the front cover, and with the blind-stamped harps in the corners of both covers. It is in very good-plus condition (cloth a little rubbed and mottled, one plate reinforced on its backside). Sadleir 1420; Wolff 4103. Item #14262