Title: Master Humphrey’s Clock (3 volumes)
Author: Dickens, Charles
Publisher: Chapman & Hall
Year published: 1840
Place of Publication: London
Notes: The first printing of The Old Curiosity Shop and Barnaby Rudge – later published separately – together with several short stories, all linked by the narrator Master Humphrey. Illustrated with steel engravings by George Cattermole and Hablot Browne (‘Phiz’). Three volumes in the original ribbed cloth, first state, with gilt- and blind-stamped decoration, and a gilt clock vignette on the cover of each, its hands indicating the volume number. All edges gilt. Spines sunned, vol. III sunned at extremities. Spines and corners bumped; occasional light foxing.