Boston: Brown, Bazin, and Company, 1856. 1st edition. Cloth. 1st edition, 1st printing. A Good + copy. 8vo., viii, 248 pp., with wood-engraved frontispiece and engraved title page. Bound in the publisher's brown, blind-stamped cloth, with title on the spine in gilt. Spine lettering fading; edge wear, small loss of cloth at the spine's crown and foot. Occasional dots of foxing, but the text is generally clean. Binding holding firm. Good +. Item #25157
Author's first book, a collection of shorts, written when he was 24. His most famous work, RAGGED DICK, would set his theme of a poor boy, going from "Rags to Riches" by working hard and doing the right thing.