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A Christmas Carol

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Book Description: Chapman and Hall, London, 1843. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by Dickens on a laid in signature with NO indication of later edition printed on the title page. Later Editions state "second edition" or "third Edition" on the title page beneath the tree. This is the TRUE FIRST EDITION with the ORIGINAL green endpapers and ALL the First Issue points present. All four color plates are by Leech are vibrant in color. The 4 black and white illustrations by Linton are present. This First Issue also has 'Stave I' on page 1 with the uncorrected text and the 1843 date printed on the title page. The title page is printed in blue and red ink. The front board has the perfect 'D' within 'Dickens' and a 14mm closest gap from left margin to left of wreath. This copy is bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's brown Cloth. The binding is tight with light wear to the spine. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A wonderful copy SIGNED by the author and housed in a custom clamshell slipcase. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-12065287250

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Dickens, Charles
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Book Description: 1843. [the first issue, FINE] In Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas. With Illustrations by John Leech. London: Chapman & Hall, 1843. 2 pp undated ads. Original rose-brown cloth decorated in gilt. First Edition of Dickens's classic ghost story of Ebenezer Scrooge. Dickens wrote this in less than a month, motivated by financial need; he published it himself, with everyone else associated with the book working on a cost-plus basis. Though he wanted to produce a handsome gift volume (with colored plates, colored title page and all edges gilt), the expense of hand-colored plates cut considerably into his profits; as a result, this was his first and last book to include colored plates. The success of A CHRISTMAS CAROL (the first edition sold out on its publication day, 19 December 1843) put Dickens on a much firmer financial standing.~This is a copy of the first issue, with "Stave I" on p. [1] and with the text entirely uncorrected. It has the following additional issue points:~* title page in blue and red, dated 1843~* chalky green endpapers~ * 14-15mm between the gilt wreath and the left margin blind-stamping on the front cover~* a perfect "D" in "Dickens" in the front cover wreath~Bibliographers have disagreed over the years as to what if any significance these issue points may have, but according to the most recent exhaustive study (Todd's, analyzing the front cover), this copy is of the earliest state of the first issue. ~Except for a lengthy-but-discreet 1929 inscription on the front free endpaper, this copy is in FINE CONDITION: there is just one tiny droplet-mark on the front cover, and as usual the volume is slightly askew. Atypically, there is no wear at the spine ends, the endpapers are not cracked, and there are no repairs or "sophistication." The colored plates are clean and bright, and the textual leaves are entirely free of foxing.~Though the first edition of A CHRISTMAS CAROL is not a rare book, copies of the first issue in fine condition have become quite scarce -- as most copies coming onto the market are worn, or are faded, or have cracked endpapers, or have foxed leaves and darkened plates -- or all of the above; or, worse, have been re-cased, re-backed, or even re-bound. Not this copy. Smith II pp 16-29 (citing prior studies by Gimbel, by Calhoun & Heaney, and by Todd); Eckel pp 110-115. Housed in a felt-lined morocco-backed clamshell case. Bookseller Inventory # 12501

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A Christmas Carol. In Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas.

Dickens, Charles
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Book Description: Carey & Hart, Philadelphia, 1844. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fine. John Leech (illustrator). First Edition. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. Bears the bookplate of James A. Stillman (1873-1944) chief executive of National City Bank of New York and a prominent book collector An exceptionally Fine copy with almost no wear; opposite the bookplate, on the ffep, there seems to be a faint impression of an earlier erased gift inscription, which is very faint. Original blind stamped and gilt decorated dark blue cloth covers, a rare example due to its exceptionally fine condition, minimal internal ageing, all plates pristine. Bookseller Inventory # 15805

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A Christmas Carol. In Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas

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Book Description: Chapman and Hall, London, 1843. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing with 'Stave I' on page 1 and uncorrected text. This is the TRUE FIRST EDITION with the First issue points. The title page in printed in blue and red, dated 1843. The copy has the ORIGINAL green endpapers. The front board has a perfect 'D' within 'Dickens' and a 14mm closest gap from left margin to left of wreath. A beautiful UNRESTORED copy bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's Cloth. The binding is tight with light wear to the boards. The pages are clean with minor wear. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy in collector's condition. We buy Charles Dickens First Editions. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-11874319336

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL IN PROSE. First Issue

Dickens, Charles
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Book Description: Chapman & Hall London 1843, London, 1843. First Printing. Illustrated by Leech (illustrator). First Edition. Very good tight, bright condition, spine tips worn hardback Green endpapers, red & blue title page, etc.Overall a very good copy of the First Issue, in a custom made clamshell box. Bookseller Inventory # 021773

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Book Description: Chapman & Hall, 186, Strand., London, 1843. 16.9cm. [8]166[2adv]p. Light brown vertically-ribbed cloth, cover borders stamped in blind, front cover and spine decorated and lettered in gilt. Green endpapers. All edges gilt. Title page printed in red and blue, half-title and title verso in blue. Eight illustrations by John Leech of which four are hand colored. Page [1] with "Stave I". Text throughout in uncorrected state. On the front cover the closest interval between blind-stamping left margin and left extremity of gilt wreath is 15mm. The "D" in Dickens is intact. Condition: binding slightly cocked, spine with two tiny chips at top and bottom, gilt bright. Beginning of a slit, front hinge. The green endpapers display the problems that displeased Dickens: fading and smudging. They have separated at the hinge inside back cover. On the front attached endpaper is a small blue label of "Stephenson, Stationer & Printer, 12 & 13 Parliament Street." (not in Spawn & Kinsella). Smith 2/19-29. Eckel p.110-115. Todd in Book Collector, Winter 1961, pp.449-54. Calhoun & Heaney in PBSA 39(1945)271-317. 16.9cm. [8]166[2adv]p. Bookseller Inventory # 003597

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Book Description: Chapman & Hall 1906-1908., London, 1906. Octavo, 40 volumes. Full red morocco bound by Bayntun, with gilt titles and tooling, blue inlay. This example is finely bound and is extra-illustrated with two autograph letters signed by Charles Dickens. The first letter is to Sir John Bowring. An interesting letter regretting that Dickens did not attend Bowring's lecture and mentioning his "Falstaff house" and "All the Year Round" and joking with him about taking poison from the Natives. Bowring was a travel writer and the fourth Governor of Hong Kong. Published in Letters of Charles Dickens: 1836-1870, p 180. The second letter is from London, June 13, 1848, to Edward Davis. In which Dickens apologizes for not answering his letter earlier but explains that he has no connection to the Punch office and that his amateur company will not be able to visit Newcastle. Numerous plates throughout including mounted illustrations after George Cruikshank, Hablot K. Browne. An exquisite set in near fine condition. Dickens is generally considered the greatest writer of the Victorian period. His works are characterized by attacks on social evils, injustice, and hypocrisy. "His imaginative freshness, his deep and sincere tenderness and pity, his whole-souled humor that is seldom sharpened into wit, his superabundance of creative energy, have built a deathless niche in the temple of fame for Charles Dickens" (Kunitz & Haycraft, 184). Bookseller Inventory # 3507

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Book Description: CHAPMAN & HALL, LONDON, 1843. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 2nd issue of CHRISTMAS CAROL; all others, 1st issue. In sliupcase. All in original red cloth with gilt. None. Bookseller Inventory # 10769

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A Christmas Carol (Pacemaker Classics (Prebound))

Charles Dickens; Illustrator-James McConnell
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Book Description: San Val. School & Library Binding. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0785795200

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Christmas Carol In Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas.

DICKENS, Charles
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Book Description: London Chapman & Hall, 1843. A Christmas Carol DICKENS, Charles. A Christmas Carol. In Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas. With Illustrations by John Leech. London: Chapman & Hall, 1843. First edition, first issue: i.e., "Stave I"; text entirely uncorrected; green-coated endpapers; blue half-title; red and blue title. Foolscap octavo. [i-viii], [1]2-166[-168, ads]. Four inserted hand-colored steel-engraved plates by and after Leech and four black and white text wood-engravings by W.J. Linton after Leech. Original cinnamon vertically-ribbed cloth. Covers decoratively stamped in blind, front cover and spine decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt, all edges gilt. Binding matches Todd’s first impression, first issue, with the smallest interval between blindstamped border and gilt wreath equal to 14 mm., and with perfect "D" in "Dickens." Previous owner's inscription on half-title. Some soiling to covers, mostly to front cover. Bottom of spine a little rubbed and a small amount of chipping to top of spine. A good, clean copy. Smith II, 4. HBS 66876. $12,500. Bookseller Inventory # 66876

Book Description: London: Chapman & Hall, 1843, etc., 1843. A Christmas Carol. In Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas. With Illustrations by John Leech. London: Chapman & Hall, 1843. First Edition, with red and blue title page, yellow end papers, "Stave I," uncorrected text, 1843, blue half-title. Foolscap 8vo, gilt decorated brown cloth, a.e.g., [iii], 166, [ii] pp. Color frontis., plates. professionally rebacked, preserving the original spine. The Chimes: A goblin Story of Some Bells that Rang an Old Year Out and a New Year In. London: Chapman and Hall, 1845. First Edition, First Issue with name of publishers engraved on title vignette. Foolscap 8vo, gilt-decorated crimson cloth, a.e. g., [i],175 pp. Frontis., engraved title, plates. Spine shows shelf wear. The Cricket on the Hearth. A Fairy Tale of Home. London: Printed and Published for the Author, by Bradbury and Evans, 1846. First Edition. Foolscap 8vo, gilt-decorated crimsom cloth, a.e.g., 174, [ii] pp. Frontis., engraved title, plates. Light wear. The Battle of Life. A Love Story. London: Bradbury & Evans, 1846. First Edition, Fourth Issue of the vignette title with the cupid and scroll with no mention of the publishers. Foolscap 8vo, gilt-decorated crimson cloth, a.e.g., 175 pp. Illus. Light wear. The Haunted Man and The Ghost's Bargain. A Fancy for Christmas Time. London: Bradbury & Evans, 1848. First Edition, with broken numeral on page 166. Foolscap 8vo, gilt-decorated crimson cloth, a.e.g., 188 pp. Illus. Bright copy with minimal wear. Together, five volumes, each in individual chemise cases by James MacDonald, and the set housed in a morocco & linen slip case. Christmas, Literature, Charles Dickens. Bookseller Inventory # m3044

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A Christmas Carol. In Prose being a Ghost Story of Christmas.

DICKENS, Charles.
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Book Description: London: Chapman & Hall, 1843. First edition. Small 8vo. (8), 166, (2) pp. Publisher’s brown cloth, gilt lettered and decorated to the spine and upper board, yellow endpapers, recent red quarter morocco clamshell box. Four colour plates including the frontispiece plus three illustrations in the text. Wear to the spine extremities with slight loss to the cloth at the foot, small closed split to the cloth along the lower joint, though the binding is sound. Smith, II, 4. It is notoriously difficult to establish the precedence of the states and issues of this first edition, with no clear definition provided by the major Dickens bibliographers. This copy conforms with all of the points of the first issue cited by Smith, who gives no issue precedence as regards the colour of the title page or endpapers. According to his summation this is the first state of the first edition, first issue with Stave I as the first chapter heading, a red and blue printed title page dated 1843 and yellow endpapers. Furthermore, it complies with Todd’s issue point regarding the interval between the blindstamped border and the gilt wreath on the upper board, a theory which Smith gives credence to. Nonetheless, other bibliographers such as Gimbel, contend that the first state of the book should present a red and green printed title page dated 1844 and have light green endpapers. Calhoun and Heaney provide a compelling explanation for this discrepancy by arguing that the green and red title pages were probably printed first, but were immediately set aside when Dickens insisted on the discarding of the green endpapers pre-publication. They speculate that as demand grew and stocks of the preferred title pages and endpapers ran low the original stock of green and red title pages and matching endpapers were bound up until they too were exhausted. With no absolute consensus it is impossible to make any categorical claims for any copy of the first edition, but this is certainly a very early issue. Bookseller Inventory # 22153

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CHRISTMAS CAROL. In Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas

Dickens Charles
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Book Description: London Chapman and Hall 1843, 1843. First edition, with "Stave I" in A CHRISTMAS CAROL, earliest state of the binding, and first issue points including green endpapers and title in red and blue. With four color illustrations and four woodcuts by John Leech. Small 8vo, in handsome full brown calf with red morocco spine brightly decorated in gilt in a holly motif, with the original cloth covers and green endpapers bound in the rear. 166, 2 ads pp. A very nice and clean copy of Dicken's most beloved Christmas tale, quite attractive. THE MOST FAMOUS CHRISTMAS STORY OF ALL TIME. Dickens' captured the popular imagination as no other novelist had done, he was held in in high critical esteem by contemporaries as varied as Queen Victoria and Dostoevsky. He called his extremely popular A CHRISTMAS CAROL a "whimsical sort of masque intended to awaken loving and forbearing thoughts." The lasting appeal of this novel has proven it to be much more. It had been dramatized on the London stage within a month of its publication and has been made into no less then 17 motion pictures. Bookseller Inventory # 23981

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Book Description: Chapman & Hall (A Christmas Carol; the Chimes); Bradbury & Evans (Final 3), London. 1843 - 1848, 1st Edition. () Fine. 16mo. Five volumes. Finely bound by Cecil & Larkins in full green morocco. Triple gilt fillet border to boards. Spine in 6 compartments; gilt titles to second and remaining stamped heavily in gilt floral designs. Raised bands tooled in gilt. Turn-ins stamped with delicate, floral rolled gilt designs. Edges of boards with additional gilt stamping. A.e.g. Spines darkened. Corners lightly bumped. The cloth of the front boards from all volumes bound at rear. Some occasional foxing to some volumes, mostly minor. All volumes illustrated with engravings, 4 of those in A Christmas Carol are hand coloured. A lovely set. A finely bound, uniform set of the five Christmas books by Charles Dickens. All are first editions, with the following issue points. A Christmas Carol. 1843: "Stave 1," tile in red and blue, and dated 1843, typographic errors are a mixture of the first and second printings, advertisements absent. Smith V2 4; the Chimes. 1845: advertisement absent, first state of the title page, typographic errors matching Smith V2 5; the Cricket on the Hearth. 1846: advertisement absent, typographic errors matching Smith V2 6; the Battle of Life. 1846; variant title page with no imprint below, matching most typographical errors Smith V2 8; the Haunted Man. 1848: advertisements absent, matching most typographical errors Smith V2 9. Please don't hesitate to inquire for a full accounting of issue points. A lovely set, uniformly bound, of Dickens' beloved Christmas books. Bookseller Inventory # 137663

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Book Description: New York: The Athenaeum Society, [early 1900s], 1900. 30 volumes, octavo. Bound by The Harcourt Bindery in brown half morocco levant, spines gilt in compartments with red flower onlays, raised bands, marbled sides and endpapers, top edges gilt. Bindings very lightly rubbed, contents faintly toned. An excellent set. Illustrations throughout. A beautifully bound set of the collected works of Charles Dickens, with illustrations throughout. Bookseller Inventory # 68471

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Book Description: London v.d. London v.d. Illus, 6.5x4.5", gilt dec red cloth, a.e.g. Includes: A CHRISTMAS CAROL. 1843. Covers quite worn, cocked, inner hinges cracked, scattered foxing and staining, "Scrooge's third visitor" plate (edge frayed) inserted facing p130 (instead of p78) else good. FIRST EDITION, 2nd Issue (with "Stave One", red and blue title page, yellow end papers); b) THE CHIMES. 1845. Covers worn and soiled, very scattered staining else good. FIRST EDITION, 2nd state of vignette title page ("Chapman & Hall" outside illus); c) THE CRICKET ON THE EARTH. 1846. Covers worn and soiled, back cover badly ink stained, contents browned with one tiny hole on pp149-150. FIRST EDITION, with 2nd state ad in back (3 lines in italics): d) THE BATTLE OF LIFE. 1846. Covers worn and stained, rear inner hinge cracked, rear end paper with chipped corner and erasures, contents foxed. FIRST EDITION with vignette title page Todd E1, Eckel 4th issue; e) THE HAUNTED MAN. 1848. Covers worn, extremities bumped and frayed, tear in spine cover, front cover loose, overall wear else good with bright covers. FIRST EDITION. A rare treat, all five Christmas books together! And such early issues as well. A scarce find. A similar set recently (Nov. 2004) sold at auction for $14,000!. Bookseller Inventory # 95-3074

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Dickens, Charles
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Book Description: Chapman & Hall, London, 1843. Full Leather. Book Condition: VG+. First Edition. First edition, first issue. Small 8vo, rebound (by Frost & Co, Bath) in full, polished green leather, double-ruled gilt front and back, more gilt to spine. Illustrated with 8 plates, 4 of which are hand-colored. All points observed, including Stave I, light green endpapers (bound in at rear, along with original brown cloth front, back and spine), and title page in red & blue. A handsome presentation. Bookseller Inventory # 010274

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Book Description: Dana Estes & Company., Boston. Octavo, 48 volumes. Three quarters leather, top edge gilt. Gilt titles and tooling to the spine. With a signed postcard addressed and signed by Charles Dickens. Hand colored frontispiece to each volume. Limited to one thousand copies. A beautiful set. Dickens is generally considered the greatest writer of the Victorian period. His works are characterized by attacks on social evils, injustice, and hypocrisy. Bookseller Inventory # 3203

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A Christmas Carol in Prose: Being A Ghost Story of Christmas.

DICKENS, Charles.
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Book Description: Chapman and Hall, London, 1843. hardcover. Book Condition: very good(+). First. Second issue, with red & blue title page, & Stave One at the beginning of the text. The binding has been professionally re-cased, the two front corners are rounded, and there is an early ownership signature & book label. A very attractive copy. Frontispiece & 3 plates. by John Leech all hand colored as issued; 4 woodcut text illustrations. 2pp.of undated ads at end. 166pp., small slim 8vo, light brown vertically ribbed cloth, stamped in blind with single line & decorative border; gilt wreath surrounding the title; spine with gilt lettering & ornaments, yellow end-papers, gilt edges. London: Chapman & Hall, 1843. First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # 238124

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Book Description: London, Chapman and Hall, 1843- 48., 1843. FIRST EDITIONS. Small 8vo. Illustrated with engravings; 'A Christmas Carol' with many plates hand coloured. 5 volumes uniformly bound in full green crushed levant by Root and Son and Trevor Lloyd, five raised bands to spine, delicate floral gilt, silk endleaves, all edges gilt. Together 5 volumes complete. Occasional foxing. A fine set in sumptuous leather binding. All First Editions, various issues. Christmas Carol first issue with red and blue title page and 'Stave 1' with the uncorrected text. Chimes is 2nd state, Cricket 1st issue ads, Battle of Life is fourth issue as usual, Haunted Man no points called for. Eckell [110]. Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature [254]. Bookseller Inventory # 41237

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A Christmas Carol.

DICKENS, Charles.
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Book Description: Lippincott, Philadelphia. hardcover. Book Condition: fine. Rackham, Arthur (illustrator). Limited. Limited Edition - one of only 100 copies, signed by Rackham. An absolutely fine, bright copy, except for the missing silk ties. Color frontispiece and 11 other mounted color plates by Arthur Rackham. Many b/w line drawings. 4to, white vellum, pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt. Uncut edges, t.e.g. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, no date, [1915]. Bookseller Inventory # 146247

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Book Description: Chapman & Hall -1848, 1843. Five volumes. First editions. A Christmas Carol is the second issue with 'Stave One' on the first page of text. 'The Chimes' is a first issue with the publisher's name as part of the engraved title page. 'The Battle of Life' is the usual fourth issue. All five volumes finely bound in uniform full polished calf by Root & Son. Raised bands, red and green title labels and decorative holly leaf and berry design inlaid. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. A most handsome set. A Christmas Carol has four hand coloured illustrations by John Leech. The other books with black and white illustrations, including engraved title pages or vignettes. Dickens completed writing the Christmas Carol in November 1843 and was determined to produce it as a beautiful gift book. He stipulated that it should have gilt page edges and four full page hand coloured etchings. He initially planned to have the title page printed in red and green with hand coloured green endpapers. However, upon production of the first few copies Dickens found, to his disappointment, that the title page colours looked drab and the chalky endpapers smudged and colour dusted off. He therefore changed the title page to red and blue printing. Together with these changes was an amendment to the date on the title page from 1844 to 1843 as the book was for Christmas of the latter year. Smith II 4, 5, 8, 9. Bookseller Inventory # 31303

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Christmas Carol in Prose.

DICKENS, Charles
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Book Description: 1844. Illustrated with four hand-coloured, lithographed plates by P.S. Duval after John Leech. First American Edition. 8vo. Original gilt-stamped cream cloth. Philadelphia, Carey & Hart. Title page in red and blue, and with yellow endpapers. Gilt-stamped pattern repeated in blind on back. Slight soiling to covers, original pale yellow endpapers spectacularly oxidised, extremities skilfully restored, still a near-fine copy of one of the rarest issues of this famous story. With the early bookplate of S. Alofesen (slight offsetting) and the later one of Frank Hogan. Podeschi A80. In a stout, functional leatherbound case. Bookseller Inventory # MO54516

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A Christmas Carol In Prose Being A Ghost Story of Christmas.

Charles Dickens
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Book Description: Chapman and Hall,, London:, 1843. Hardcover. First Edition. Second State. Good+ in original, decorated light brown, vertical-ribbed cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and gilt text and decorations on the front board and with all edges of the text block gilt. A 16mo measuring 6 1/2" by 4" with the cloth at the head of the spine chipped by a depth of 1/4", the front and rear hinges are cracked, but the binding is holding as are the front and rear joints and the spine has a definite slant. There is an early gift inscription and date of "March/44" in ink on the first free end page. The title page is printed in red and blue ink and with Roman numerals showing a year of 1843 and "Stave I" appears in Roman type with the end sheets in very pale yellow. The half-title is in blue ink. 166 pages of text followed by two page of advertisements for books by the author. Illustrated with a hand colored frontispiece and seven engravings by John Leech three of which are hand colored. (Smith: Dickens in Original Cloth vol. II, 4 p. 19). Bookseller Inventory # TB26993

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A Christmas Carol. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.

RACKHAM, Arthur) DICKENS, Charles.
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Book Description: London: William Heinemann; J. B. Lippincott Co., New York, 1915, 1915. Large quarto. Original vellum, titles and pictorial decoration to spine and upper board and top edge gilt, others untrimmed, pictorial endpapers, silk ribbon ties. A pristine copy retaining the original silk ribbon ties, which are often missing, showing only faint toning to boards, else an excellent copy. Tipped-in colour frontispiece and 11 plates on grey paper with printed tissue-guards, illustrations throughout in black and white. Signed limited edition, one of 525 numbered copies signed by Rackham on the limitation leaf. Bookseller Inventory # 86878

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Book Description: Chapman & Hall 1843, 1845, 1846, 1848,, London, 1843. In original cloth bindings, comprising the following: A Christmas Carol, Gimbel's second state, Calhoun & Heaney's first issue fourth state, Todd's first impression, first issue with cream endpapers and reading "STAVE ONE." Contemporary gift inscription on front pastedown, bookplate, spine cocked, with a small chip at the top of the spine, overall a very good copy. The Chimes, first Edition, bookplate, a very good, fairly bright and clean copy. The Battle of Life, first Edition, fourth state of the vignette title page, rebacked with the original cloth laid down, some cloth spotting, very good. The Haunted Man and The Ghost's Bargain, first edition, bookplate, some cloth fraying, very good. All five volumes enclosed in a quarter leather slipcase (a bit worn). See an Image. Bookseller Inventory # 4252

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A Christmas Carol. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.

RACKHAM, Arthur) DICKENS, Charles.
(London, United Kingdom)
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Book Description: London: William Heinemann; J. B. Lippincott Co., New York, 1915, 1915. Large quarto. Original vellum, titles and pictorial decoration to spine and upper board and top edge gilt, others untrimmed, pictorial endpapers, silk ribbon ties. A bright copy with some light marks and rubbing to the vellum boards, with the silk ribbon ties replaced. Tipped-in colour frontispiece and 11 plates on grey paper with printed tissue-guards, illustrations throughout in black and white. Signed limited edition, one of 525 numbered copies signed by Rackham on the limitation leaf. Bookseller Inventory # 90662

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Book Description: London: Chapman and Hall, Limited, n.d. (c. 1888)., 1888. The Small Illustrated Library Edition, complete in 30 volumes in contemporary full red morocco with raised bands, gilt titles and extra gilt tooling to spines; decorative gilt rule to boards with the emblem of the Law Society stamped in gilt to centre of uppers; all edges gilt; marbled end papers with gilt inner dentelle. Illustrated throughout. Bookplate to paste downs and owner's name and date, 1888, in ink to first blanks; two volumes with some black markings to top of uppers. Quite simply a superb set, with bright gilt tooling on a fine binding. Book Collector No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'. Bookseller Inventory # 28521

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Dickens, Charles
(Salisbury, CT, U.S.A.)
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Book Description: Carey & Hall, Philadelphia, 1844. Publisher's Cloth. Book Condition: VG+. First American Edition. First American edition. Small 8vo, original cloth binding, blind pressed front and back, gilt to spine. Illustrated with 8 plates, 4 of which are hand-colored. Some modest wear to corners, covers lightly rubbed/soiled, leaves moderately toned and spotted here and there, and a gift inscription dated year of publication in lovely period cursive, a charming addition to this solid, unsophisticated copy. Bookseller Inventory # 010275

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Book Description: London: Chapman and Hall, 1874-76., 1874. The Illustrated Library Edition. 30 volumes; 8vo. Contemporary binding of half dark green morocco with gilt raised bands, gilt titles, and extra gilt decoration to spines, green cloth boards; marbled end papers and edges. With illustrations from the original works by Phiz, Browne, Cruikshank, etc. Bookplate and Dickens anniversary stamp pasted down to first free end paper of all volumes. A remarkable set in an unusually bright, tight and highly decorative contemporary binding, just a touch rubbed to extremities. Podeschi [Gimbel] D72. Bookseller Inventory # 32249

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