This was the second of Thackeray's "Christmas books."
Listed as first edition, first issue with plates colored
Illustrated t.p. in color
Illustrations by the author, hand colored
Illustrations by H. Vizetelly after drawings by the author
There is also a wood-cut on p. 5
Copy lacks publisher's advertisement at end
Magee, D. Victoria R.I.
Van Duzer, H. S. Thackeray
Copy contains an original unpublished watercolor drawing by Thackeray for the illustration to face page 8 ... It is quite a different composition from (and I think infinitely preferable to) the published version.--Cf. Magee
Original watercolor drawing is housed in L. Tom Perry, Vault MSS 355, folder 148
Bound in original pink glazed decorated boards with gilt edges