Publisher: London: Henry Colburn, 1840.
Edition: First edition in book form, preceded by the issue in monthly parts.
Bibliographical References: Sadleir 3228a; Wolff 6818a; NCBEL III, 769.
Condition: Edges a little rubbed; prelims and plates slightly to moderately foxed; very good copy.
Book ID: 28586
Description3 vols, 8vo, later red quarter calf, red cloth sides, green morocco spine labels, gilt decorations and lettering. Frontispieces and 21 plates by Auguste Hervieu.
CommentsOne of several novels by Frances Trollope on social issues; this one is about the plight of exploited children in the cotton mills of Manchester, centered on the story of Michael Armstrong, a child laborer.