London: Chapman and Hall, no date [circa 1880's]. [Historical Fiction] LEATHER-BOUND. Octavo (22 x 15cm), pp.x; 613 . With seven full page engraved plates, and numerous in-text wood engravings, by various artists. Contemporary brown half morocco, with gilt titles and decoration to spine, and deep mauve cloth over boards. All edges and endpapers marbled. A crisp, clean copy internally. Binding heavily worn to spine and corners, with some re-colouring. Good. Dickens first effort at historical fiction, set during London's Anti-Papist 'Gordon' Riots (directed against the Roman Catholic Relief Act, 1778), which first appeared serially in 1840. Item #61543
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