Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. 1965. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. First Edition Thus, the only modern edition of a work first published in 1860. Octavo, original brown cloth, spine titled in gilt. 330 pp. Frontispiece. A near fine copy in a very slightly worn dust jacket. Near Fine in Dust Jacket. Item #309392
¶ The autobiography of Renton Nicholson, 1809-1861: pawnbroker, gambler, cigar merchant, prisoner, raconteur, and fake judge. A journey into the seamy underside of Victorian England. Nicholson may not have been purely a scoundrel, but he was certainly a rogue, and he lived one of the most fascinating lives of the 19th Century.