illustrative of Every-Day Life and Every-Day People. With Twenty Illustrations by George Cruikshank. New Edition, Complete. Philadelphia: Lea & Blanchard, 1841. Original blind-stamped dark brown cloth with gilt spine vignette.
First American Combined (and first American Illustrated) Edition -- later (1841) printing. The first and second series of SKETCHES BY BOZ were published in 1836-1837 first in the UK and soon after by Carey Lea & Blanchard of Philadelphia. Following that, on both sides of the Atlantic the two series were combined, with plates by Cruikshank, and issued first in monthly parts (in 1838-1839) and then in cloth in 1839; this is Lea & Blanchard's second printing of that 1839 combined edition.
This copy is in the original cloth, and is in very good condition (a bit of wear at the spine ends, one short marginal tear on a plate). Smith p. 23 (he notes this copy -- with New Bedford bookseller's ticket). Item #14620