Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1852. 8vo (17.9 x 10.8 cm). 273 pages, 4-page advertisements dated January 1852 inserted before front endpapers. Original brown ribbed blind embossed cloth, gilt-lettered on spine. Ends of spine chipped, lower front corner worn; a few intermittent foxmarks, generally a clean and fresh copy. Item #406562
FIRST EDITION, first printing. Though the US and UK editions were intended for simultaneous publication, the American publication probably preceded by several days. 2,425 copies were printed on 11 December 1851. Containing 17 stories, including the oft-taught "Major Molineaux." BAL 7607; Clark A19.1.a.