Publisher: London and New York: Cassell, Petter, & Galpin, 1866.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: Wolff 876; Cohn, Cruikshank, 558.
Condition: Cloth a bit rubbed, head and foot of each spine worn; very good copy.
Book ID: 17543
Description2 vols, 8vo, original blind- and gilt-stamped green cloth, gilt lettering. Illustrated with numerous woodcuts from pen and ink sketches.
CommentsA novel about the slums of Glasgow, with lively and sympathetic discussions of low-life ways and of criminals (both rich and poor). Each volume has an appendix with descriptions and explanations of the terms used. Allibone and others have attributed this novel to George Mills. Four of the woodcuts are attributed to Cruikshank, though Cohn speculates he executed considerably more.