London: Richard Bentley, 1847. First Edition. Illustrated with eight plates by Leech (including the frontispiece). Small folio; publisher’s cloth; minor foxing; generally minor cloth wear and fading; bookplate; largely very good. In the preface Leech points out that “Nobility” and “Mobility” are a single letter apart, and that names can follow this practice as well, as in “Brown” and Browne.” Awareness of such societal problems has seen its fits and starts, resulting in all sorts of schemes and programs to alleviate or control it, largely without great or permanent success. Leech is most renowned for illustrating “A Christmas Carol.”.