Publishers: The Dublin edition is printed for W. Smith, H. Saunders, R. Watts, H. Bradley, J.Potts, and T. and J. Whithouse, Booksellers. The London edition is printed for H. Payne, and W.Croplet at Dryden’s Head in Pater-noster.
Size and Binding: London edition is comparatively smaller than the Dublin edition, and has been rebound in marbled boards. Dublin edition is printed in duodecimo gatherings. London edition is bound in octavo gatherings. Both the London and Dublin editions are bound two volumes in one. The London edition has been rebound in marble covers, and it is likely that the Dublin edition has also been rebound.
First half-title pages
First full title page
First Page of Book: Surprisingly, the margins in the London version are narrower than the margins of the Dublin version. This, however, is the result of the rebinding process, where books are cut down and fitted with new boards. The print is much larger in the London version, in comparison to the Dublin version. The first page of the novel occurs in the first gathering in the Dublin edition, whereas the London edition is already in the second signature of the book. Even accounting for the difference between the London octavo and the Dublin duodecimo, the first page of the text effectively starts on the eighth leaf in the London publishing, whereas it starts on the fifth in the Dublin version.
Second half title page: The Dublin edition does not feature a second half title page.
Second full title page
The pagination between the London and Dublin versions differs: where the London version started from p.1 in the second volume, the Dublin version continued its pagination across the two volumes.
Furthermore, the Dublin versions do not have page breaks between chapters, whereas all chapters in the London version start on a new page. The space taken by page breaks combined with the London edition’s larger font means that with the larger font in the London version, the London edition of Almoran and Hamet runs for 308 pages in total, whereas the Dublin version only runs for 240 pages.
All errata was noted in the London version, in an “Errata” page between Volume I and Volume II.
All the errata noted in the London version has been corrected in the Dublin version.This shows that the Dublin edition was printed from the London edition of Almoran and Hamet, incorporating the errata corrections into the text, and omitting the errata section as a result.