Good. Item #5888
London: Chapman and Hall, 1848. First Edition. Small octavo; [ii]. 54p +1 ads. 16 color plates including frontis and title, all present. Rebacked in later color-matched cloth with original illustrated paper covers retained. Back board warped with water damage causing rippling and separation of paper from board, with front showing a good bit of smudging. Boards bumped at corners and lightly along edges. Lighter dampstaining to back endpapers, but interior pages are clean and unmarked. Opens a bit easily to between gatherings, but binding is secure.
Thackeray's second collection of Christmas tales, published under his Titmarsh pseudonym.