Original green front wrapper from Part IX of The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit.  During the publication of this work, Chapman and Hall attempted to reduce Dickensís compensation for the work due to lower than expected sales.  Dickens rebelled, and opened negotiations with Bradbury and Evans (this firm advanced Dickens 2400 pounds, a one-fourth share for whatever he should write during the ensuing eight years).  Direct business relations between Dickens and Chapman and Hall were not resumed until 1858.