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The Christmas Carol, and the 4 other: Dickens, Charles

Dickens, Charles

Published by Chapman & Hall, London (1843)

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About this Item: Chapman & Hall, London, 1843. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First editions of all five Christmas books in extraordinary condition, featuring a near fine and unrestored copy of the true first issue of The Christmas Carol, with "Stave I" on p. [1] and with the text entirely uncorrected. With all known first 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. According to the most recent exhaustive study (Todd's, analyzing the front cover), this copy is of the earliest state of the first issue. Near fine condition, and rare as such. Other books also in near fine or fine condition. Cricket has second state of ad leaf in rear, and Battle of Life has the 4th state of the title page. Housed in a custom-made collector's case. Seller Inventory # 1701004

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The Christmas Carol, including 4 other Christmas: Dickens, Charles

Dickens, Charles

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About this Item: Chapman & Hall, London, 1843. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Editions, First Printings SIGNED by Charles Dickens on a hand written check laid into the "Christmas Carol" The "Christmas Carol" has the First Issue points with text uncorrected, "Stave I" as first chapter heading, red and blue title-page dated 1843, and blue half-title. All the books are bound in the publisher's original cloth and are in excellent condition. The bindings are tight with NO cocking or leaning with minor wear to the boards. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the books. A superb 5 volume set SIGNED by the author. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # ABE-1524516468943

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Dickens, Charles

Published by Carey & Hart, Philadelphia (1844)

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About this Item: Carey & Hart, Philadelphia, 1844. Hardcover. 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. Seller Inventory # 15805

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A Christmas carol: DICKENS, Charles

DICKENS, Charles

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About this Item: Chapman & Hall, London, 1843. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE. 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.Full green morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe with intricate gilt stamping on front and back including the letter "E" and 1908 in the top corners and "Xmas 1908" in the bottom corners, all in gilt, spine in compartments with gilt lettering and ornaments, all edges gilt; title page printed in red and blue, and half title printed in blue. Tipped in is a leaf of thick paper with an elaborate multi-colored and gold pen and ink illustration of a London street scene with the words, "To Edmund From" and dated Christmas, 1908. The street is in Central London and shows numerous shops, including the bookstore of the well-known London bookseller Walter Spencer. It is quite probable that the illustration was done by Alberto Sangorski, the brother of Francis (who founded the bindery) and a well-known illustrator. The fly-leaf is signed by Francis Sangorski, George Sutcliffe, and Spencer (fl. 1860-1880), who was friends with Dickens. The original brown publisher's cloth binding is bound in on 3 separate leaves (front, back and spine). A unique, exquisite copy. First edition, first issue, with all first issue points (half-title printed in blue, title printed in blue and red with the 1843 date thereon, "Steve I" on page 1 with the uncorrected text). One of Dickens' most acclaimed works, capturing of the zeitgeist of the Victorian-era revival of the celebration of the holiday. It describes the evolution of businessman Ebenezer Scrooge from arrogant, stubborn miser to warm-hearted, kind holiday celebrant, following his meeting with the now famed characters of the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future. Published on 19 December, the first edition sold out by Christmas Eve, 1843.Given the illustration and binding, it is likely that the book was specially bound for someone who was both a client of the bindery as well as the bookseller Walter Spencer. Sangorski and Sutcliffe made "Christmas bindings" as gifts for good customers over the years, but this example is clearly not one of their usual holiday offerings, as none of those were ever signed. It is possible (though not at all proven) that the Edmund to whom the book and the binding was given was Edmund Dulac, who was indeed a customer of both the bindery and the bookseller at the time (1908) and who was living in Central London.Dickens (1812-1870), known for his many other notable works, including Oliver Twist and David Copperfield, penned A christmas carol during England's revived exploration of yuletide traditions and the newly emerging ones, taking inspiration from tales written by Washington Irving and Douglas Jerrold. Deeply in debt, Dickens began this novel in the 1840s in order to supplement his family's deficient income. This work resulted in acknowledging Dickens as a lasting influence on the modern Western observance of Christmas, including the festive generosity of spirit experienced during the holiday season. Seller Inventory # 16149

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A Christmas Carol. In Prose. Being A: DICKENS, Charles.

DICKENS, Charles.

Published by London: Chapman & Hall, 1843 (1843)

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About this Item: London: Chapman & Hall, 1843, 1843. Octavo. Original light reddish-brown vertical fine-ribbed cloth, spine and front cover decorated and lettered gilt, sides stamped in blind, green endpapers, gilt edges. Housed in a red cloth chemise and red quarter morocco slipcase. Bookseller's ticket to rear pastedown. Front hinge starting, rear hinge cracked but holding, text block sound, couple of marks to rear free endpaper. An excellent copy in bright cloth, in unusually nice condition, with uncommonly well-preserved spine panel. Hand-coloured etched frontispiece and 3 steel-engraved plates after Leech, wood-engravings within the text by W. J. Linton after Leech; title page printed in blue & red. First edition, first impression, first issue, with "Stave I" on the first page of text and green endpapers, and all the first edition textual points. The hand-coloured green endpapers, Dickens's original choice for his lavish gift book, proved a disappointment. The colour tended to dust off and smudge, so the endpapers were changed to yellow, not requiring hand work. Probably in the middle of binding, as demand grew faster than the current endpaper stock, it was decided to use up the green paper, and thereafter it was used indiscriminately with yellow, but discarded again when the initial supply of green became exhausted. Primary copies therefore occur with either green or yellow endpapers, some collectors preferring green as the author's original prepublication choice. Eckel pp. 110–15; Smith II, 4; Todd, The Book Collector, 1961, pp. 449–54. Seller Inventory # 122830

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A Christmas Carol In Prose. Being a: Dickens, Charles; Leech,

Dickens, Charles; Leech, John (illustrator)

Published by Chapman & Hall, London (1844)

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About this Item: Chapman & Hall, London, 1844. First edition, in the first impression, first issue binding, of Dickens's Christmas classic. Written in a mere six weeks at a low point in Dickens's career, and published at his own expense,A Christmas Carolrevived Dickens's fortunes, establishing a robust market for Christmas gift books that survives to this day. The characters of Scrooge and Marley, Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim, are immediately recognizable even to those who've never read a word of Dickens: "'God bless us every one!' said Tiny Tim, the last of all. He sat very close to his father's side, upon his little stool. Bob held his withered little hand in his, as if he loved the child, and wished to keep him by his side, and dreaded that he might be taken from him." One of Dickens' favorite artists, John Leech would produce the illustrations for all his Christmas books. This copy matches Walter E. Smith's fourth state (formerly called "trial issue"), with red and green title page dated 1844 and yellow endpapers, the rarest of the four variants (Charles Dickens in Cloth, Part Two, 25-6). Smith notes the inaccuracy of the term "trial issue," as copies with the green and red title page were available on the open market. The binding of this copy matches that of the first impression, first issue binding as described by William B. Todd ("Dickens's Christmas Carol,"The Book Collector, 1961). This copy appears to be an unrecorded variant: Todd does not note copies of this binding with both the green and red title page and the yellow endpapers but, according to Smith, "the priority of green endpapers with this title page is deduced as a matter of logical sequence rather than from any substantial direct evidence. It is not improbable that at some stage in the binding, the use of yellow and green end[papers] overlapped to some extent." Following all points of the first edition according to Calhoun and Heaney with the text uncorrected, including "Stave I" on page [1]. Smith II:4. A near-fine, unusually bright copy of the first edition in a rare variant. Octavo, original full brown cloth with leaf border stamped in blind to boards and central wreath design with title stamped in gilt on front board, spine stamped in gilt, yellow endpapers, all edges gilt. Half title printed in green, title page printed in red and green, copyright page printed in green. Hand-colored frontispiece, three full-page hand-colored plates, and four black-and-white tailpiece vignettes by John Leech. Two pages of advertisements at rear. Gift inscription, dated Christmas 1843, on verso of front fly leaf. Hand-colored bookplate of Mitchell S. Buck tipped onto front pastedown, bookplate of Bob Stillwell to pastedown of chemise. Expert repair to hinges, hint of wear to spine head. Housed in a custom half red morocco slipcase and chemise. Seller Inventory # 1001884

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The Christmas Books: A Christmas Carol; The: Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens

Published by Chapman and Hall 1843-48, London (1843)

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About this Item: Chapman and Hall 1843-48, London, 1843. First editions, first issues of all five of Charles Dickens' Christmas Books. Octavo, original cloth, 5 volumes. A Christmas Carol, in Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas is first state binding ("D" intact, 14mm margin), half-title printed in blue, title-page printed in red and blue, verso printed in blue, hand-colored etched frontispiece and three hand-colored etched plates by John Leech, four wood-engravings in-text by W.J. Linton after Leech, 2pp. publisher's advertisements at the end. First edition, second impression per Smith, first impression, first issue per Todd YB43c (yellow endpapers, blue and red title-page, 1843 date, Stave One, remainder of text unrevised per Todd, also all per Scott save p.21, ln. 22, see supplement Table I Scott), one of three combinations that per Todd do not recur in the later issue, order 2 per Todd (no priority, outer b1 inner a1), sewers' mark "12" and line to verso of ad leaf and recto rear endpaper, and with one of five points noted in VanderPoel (space between sentences p.127, ln. 22, is 4mm). Very light wear to the cloth, otherwise fine. The Chimes. A Goblin Story of Some Bells that Rang an Old Year Out and a New Year yellow endpapers, a.e.g., advertisement, half-title, engraved frontispiece and first state vignette title page. First edition, first issue, with internal flaws per Smith (save "h" p.166, some copies). In near fine condition. The Cricket on the Hearth. A Fairy Tale of Home yellow endpapers, a.e.g., half-title, frontispiece and vignette title page, first state ad leaf. First edition, first issue, with internal flaws (save p.iv and 79). Front inner hinge cracked; manuscript inscription to title page. The Battle of Life. A Love Story has yellow endpapers, a.e.g., half-title, advertisements, frontispiece and second state vignette title page [Todd C2, Eckel 2]. First edition, with four internal flaws per Smith. In near fine condition. The Haunted Man and The Ghost's Bargain. A Fancy for Christmas-Time. London: Bradbury & Evans, 1848. 12mo, original red cloth, yellow endpapers, a.e.g., advertisements, frontispiece and vignette title page. First edition, with internal flaws noted per Smith (save pp.iv and 122, some copies). In near fine condition. Housed in a custom clamshell box. An exceptional set, uncommon in this condition. A Christmas Carol "may readily be called the Bible of Christmas It was issued about ten days before Christmas, 1843, and 6000 copies were sold on the first day"(Eckel, 110). "It was a work written at the height of Dickens’ great powers, which would add to his considerable fame, bring a new work to the English language, increase the festivities at Christmastime, and contain his most eloquent protest at the condition of the poor" (John Mortimer). "Suddenly conceived and written within a few weeks, [A Christmas Carol] was the first of Dickens’ Christmas books (a new literary genre thus created incidentally) it was an extraordinary achievement—the one great Christmas myth of modern literature.". Seller Inventory # 4330

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A Christmas Carol: Dickens, Charles

Dickens, Charles

Published by Chapman and Hall, London (1843)

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About this Item: Chapman and Hall, London, 1843. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing. This is the TRUE FIRST EDITION with following First Issue points present "Four hand colored steel-engraved plates by John Leech" "Four black and white wood-engraved illustrations by W.J. Linton" "The title page in printed in blue and red" "dated 1843 on title page" "The front board has a perfect 'D' within 'Dickens' and a 14mm closest gap from left margin to left of wreath" with two pages of advertisement present on last page." A wonderful copy. The book is great shape. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp with minor wear. The pages are exceptionally clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A sharp copy housed in a custom clamshell slipcase. Seller Inventory # ABE-13175143843

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The CHRISTMAS BOOKS. Set of 5 First: Dickens, Charles [1812

Dickens, Charles [1812 - 1870]

Published by London (1848)

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About this Item: London, 1848. 5 volumes. Illustrations by various hands including Leech, Doyle, Maclise, Tenniel, etc. Sm 8vo. A nice set for the Dickens collector. According to Eckel, 6000 cc of the CAROL 1st edition were printed, which sold quite quickly. So while not necessarily a scarce book, demand for this popular title is such that one can be assured of its continued appreciation. CAROL - VG+ (bright cover gilt/slight cock/minor extremity wear/clipped Dickens signature affixed to top of t.p./engraving of Dickens affixed opposite p. 1). CHIMES - VG+ to Nr Fine (bright gilt/bookplate). CRICKET: Nr Fine (bookseller ticket [Grant & Griffith / London] to front paste-down). BATTLE: VG+ (bright gilt/unobtrusive 1cm split at bottom of front joint/hinge paper starting). HAUNTED MAN: VG+ - Nr Fine (very slight lean). The 5 volumes in their original cloth binding [Carol is Cinnamon, the remainder are Red]. Gilt stamping (Perfect "D", 13 mm). AEG. All volumes housed in a dark tan quarter leather clamshell case with light brown cloth boards 1st edition (' Carol' is 1st issue, 2nd state with 'Stave I', green eps & red/blue t.p. 'Chimes' - 2nd state. 'Cricket' - 2nd state advert leaf. 'Battle of Life' - 4th state of engraved title page). Cf. Eckel, pp. 110 - 125; Smith II, pp. 16-43, 59-70. Seller Inventory # 10017.2

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A Christmas Carol. In Prose. Being a: Dickens, Charles

Dickens, Charles

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About this Item: Chapman and Hall, London, 1843. Hardcover. Condition: 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. Seller Inventory # ABE-11874319336

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DICKENS A CHRISTMAS CAROL 1st Edition: Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens

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About this Item: Chapman & Hall, 1843. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. Rare true first printing of "A Christmas Carol. Being A Ghost Story of Christmas" by Charles Dickens. London: Chapman & Hall 1843. (Blue and Red title page, blue half title, "Stave I"). Bound in a fine signed Riviere binding with inner gilt. Four color plates + four woodcuts all by John Leech. The entirety in incredibly fine clean condition. Own the Finest. Seller Inventory # ABE-1514951902620

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The Christmas books:] A Christmas Carol; The: DICKENS, Charles.

DICKENS, Charles.

Published by London: Chapman & Hall; Bradbury & Evans, 1843–8 (1843)

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About this Item: London: Chapman & Hall; Bradbury & Evans, 1843–8, 1843. 5 volumes, octavo. Original pinkish-brown and red cloth, titles and pictorial design to spines and front boards gilt, borders to boards blocked in blind, green endpapers to Christmas Carol, yellow endpapers to other volumes, all edges gilt. Housed in custom green cloth chemises and a green quarter morocco and cloth slipcase. Gift inscription to front endpapers of Battle of Life and Chimes, trace of bookplate removal to front pastedown of Haunted Man. Christmas Carol: a very nice, unrestored, sharp copy, slight marks to rear cover, else bright, contents fresh. Other volumes: A little wear to tips and spine ends, couple of hinges cracked but holding, Battle of Life a little marked and soiled, overall an excellent set in original cloth. Christmas Carol with hand-coloured frontispiece, 3 full-page hand-coloured plates, illustrations within the text; other titles with frontispiece and engraved title, illustrations in the text by Leech, Maclise, Stanfield, Doyle and Landseer. First editions, first printings, of Dickens's sequence of Christmas books. A Christmas Carol is the first issue, with "Stave I" on the first page of text, red and blue title page, green endpapers, and all the first edition textual points. The hand-coloured green endpapers, Dickens's original choice for his lavish gift book, proved a disappointment, as the colour tended to dust off and smudge, so the endpapers were changed to yellow, not requiring hand work. Probably in the middle of binding, as demand grew faster than the current endpaper stock, it was decided to use up the green paper, and thereafter it was used indiscriminately with yellow, but discarded again when the initial supply of green became exhausted. Primary copies therefore occur with either green or yellow endpapers, with some collectors preferring green as the author's original prepublication choice. The Chimes has the first state vignette title page; The Cricket on the Hearth has the first state of the advertisement leaf; and The Battle of Life has the second variant vignette title, all as described by Smith. A Christmas Carol was an instant success, reportedly selling all 6,000 copies of the first edition on the first day of publication, and Dickens went on to produce a small festive book for each successive Yuletide. The final book, The Haunted Man, was published in 1848, after Dickens postponed the planned book for Christmas 1847 to focus on completing his novel Dombey and Son. Smith II.4; 5; 6; 8; 9. Seller Inventory # 125927

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The Christmas Carol: Dickens, Charles

Dickens, Charles

Published by Chapman and Hall, London (1843)

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About this Item: Chapman and Hall, London, 1843. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. First edition, first issue, with all first issue points, original cloth, near fine condition, housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. Seller Inventory # 1504703

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The Works of Charles Dickens (Including: Bleak: Dickens, Charles

About this Item: Chapman & Hall 1906-1908, London, 1906. Octavo, 40 volumes. Full red morocco bound by Bayntun, with gilt titles and elaborate tooling, blue inlay to the inner and rear panels. 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 exceptional complete set in near fine condition. Charles 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). Seller Inventory # 3507

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A Christmas Carol [With:] The Chimes. [And:]: Dickens, Charles

Dickens, Charles

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About this Item: Chapman and Hall, London, 1848. First editions. A Christmas Carol. London: Chapman and Hall, 1843. First issue: i.e., "Stave I"; text entirely uncorrected; blue half-title and red and blue title. Small octavo (6 1/2 x 4 inches; 165 x 105 mm). [viii], [1]2-166, [2, publisher's advertisements] pp. 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 green-coated endpapers.Original cinnamon vertically-ribbed cloth. Covers decoratively stamped in blind, front cover and spine decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt, all edges gilt. A solid, Very Good+ copy with the front hinge starting, but firm, minor wear the spine ends and corners and the green endpapers a bit rubbed, as usual. Overall a very nice copy and completely unrestored.[Together with:]The Chimes. A Goblin Story of Some Bells that Rang an Old Year Out and a New Year In. London: Chapman and Hall, 1845 [i.e., December 1844]. First edition, first state. A Near Fine copy with the rear hinge starting and very light wear at the extremities, but completely unrestored.The Cricket on the Hearth. A Fairy Tale of Home. London: Printed and Published for the Author, by Bradbury and Evans, 1846 [i.e., December 1845]. First edition, first state. A Near Fine copy with a touch of wear at the spine ends, but generally in excellent condition and unrestored.The Battle of Life. A Love Story. London: Bradbury & Evans, 1846. First edition, second state. A Very Good copy with splits in the cloth at the top and bottom of the spine, wear at the corners and soiling to the cloth. Internal contents are quite attractive and again, no restoration. The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain. A Fancy for Christmas-Time. London: Bradbury & Evans, 1848. First edition. A Near Fine copy with just minor wear at the spine ends. Internal contents are in excellent condition and no restoration.Each book with the armorial bookplate of Albany Hawke Charlesworth on the front paste-down. All five titles housed together in quarter morocco open-end case. Case formed in the shape of the five spines. Gimbel. Hatton and Cleaver. Smith, Dickens. Seller Inventory # 1652

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A Christmas Carol: Dickens, Charles

Dickens, Charles

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About this Item: Chapman & Hall, 1843. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing with "Stave 1" printed on page 1. The book is bound in the ORIGINAL brown cloth and has the First Issue points "title page printed in blue and red dated 1843 in Roman numerals, "green endpapers" "perfect "D" in "Dickens" in the front cover wreath". This copy has been expertly re-backed and comes with a custom slip case. Seller Inventory # T-101-MD-X

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DICKENS, CHARLES

Published by CHAPMAN & HALL, LONDON (1843)

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

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Dickens, Charles

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About this Item: Chapman & Hall, London, 1843. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition. A superlative copy of the First Edition, second issue with "Stave One" as the first chapter heading, and balance of text uncorrected. The book is a first binding with the closest interval between blind decorative border on the left. The left extremity of the gilt cartouche measures 14-15 mm and the "D" of Dickens unbroken. The book is in amazing shape and is bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's brown cloth. The pages are exceptionally clean with NO marks or bookplates in the book. A magnificent unrestored copy. Seller Inventory # ABE-1480734517620

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Clare; Miller, Ian; Dickens, Charles West

Published by Oxford University Press (2007)

ISBN 10: 0194792951 ISBN 13: 9780194792950

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About this Item: London: Chapman & Hall, MDCCCXLIII (1843); London: Bradbury & Evans, 1846; London: Bradbury & Evans, MDCCCXLVI (1846); London: Chapman & Hall, MDCCCXLV (1845); London: Bradbury & Evans, 1848. 5 vols., 8vo, see below for the discussion of states and pagination. All volumes in full dark green morocco extra, covers with gilt holly sprigs at corners, backstrips faded to rich brown, lettered and stamped in gilt, gilt edges: each book in very good condition. A Christmas Carol with its original light-brown and vertically ribbed cloth covers and green end-papers bound in at the end. The rest of the Christmas Books are uniformly bound in matching morocco, vertically ribbed red cloth covers bound in at the end, all edges gilt. Each volume has the bookplate of Henry Sloane Coffin, by descent to a private collector in San Francisco. A lovely set perfect for reading or handling without fear of damage. First editions of all five of Dickens's Christmas books. With engravings by D. Maclise, R. Doyle, C. Stanfield, J. Leech, J. Tenniel, and F. Stone, Thompson, G. Dalziel, E. Dalziel, T. Williams, Swain, and Groves. A Christmas Carol is the high point and the crucial component in any set of Dickens's Christmas Books. Dickens kept its production on a short leash and anecdotes abound about his pleasure or displeasure with the differently colored endpapers, the color of the cloth for the binding, the typography and so forth. Oddly enough, despite Dickens' personal attention to this edition, it is not a particularly well-made title. Coupled with the legions of fans who often read their copies "to death," it comes as no surprise that original and well-preserved copies of this book, in its correct state, seldom appear on the market. The Chimes, written in Genoa, Italy, was commercially more successful than A Christmas Carol and Dickens worked hard to make this second Christmas book a worthy successor. The Cricket. grew from the idea to begin a weekly periodical which would have been called "The Cricket," though was abandoned quickly for a more important venture and the founding of The Daily News. The Cricket was wildly successful, doubling in circulation of both its predecessors. Dickens wrote The Battle of Life during a period of recuperation needed after illness attributed to overworking; despite being seriously indisposed he managed to complete the work, while working on Dombey and Son, though it was not as successful as his other Christmas books thus far. The Haunted Man. was the last of the Christmas books, and despite requiring a final rally from the author to avoid disappointing the public, the book is considered the least interesting and lowest grossing of the Christmas books; the issue of 20,000 had not completely sold when the author died. All books are in their most desirable states, as follows:A Christmas Carol.: [i-viii], [1]-166, [2, ads] pp. First edition, first issue. Green endpapers; "Stave I" on pp. 1; uncorrected text throughout; red-and-blue printed title page, with four color etchings and four woodcuts, full-page color etchings. The Chimes.: [i-viii], [1]-175, [1, imprint; 1, advert.] pp. First edition, first issue. The name of the publishers is a part of the the vignette title page as per the first issue. 11 woodcuts in text and steel engraved frontis and titlepage.The Cricket on the Hearth.: [i-viii], [1]-174, [lacks 2pp. ads] pp. First edition, first issue. With steel engraved frontis and titlepage, and 12 woodcuts in text. The Battle of Life.: [i-viii], [1-3], 4-175, [3, imprint and ads]. First edition, second of four states of the engraved title. Terminal ads announce the publication in parts of Dombey and Son, and the bound volume of Oliver Twist. In addition to the engraved frontis and titlepage there are 11 woodcuts in the text. The Haunted Man and the Ghosts Bargain.: [i-viii], [1]-188 pp., with engraved frontis and title page, and 15 woodcuts in the text. Smith II 4, 5, 6, 8, 9. Eckel 116-134. Seller Inventory # 109280

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The Christmas Books: A Christmas Carol, The: Dickens, Charles

Dickens, Charles

Published by Chapman and Hall, London (1843)

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About this Item: Chapman and Hall, London, 1843. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First Editions, First Printings of ALL five Christmas books. The most valuable book, the "Christmas Carol" has the following First Issue points, green and red title page, "Stave 1" later changed to stave one and bound in the publisher's original brown cloth. The other four books are bound in the publisher's red cloth. All the book have tight bindings, with minor wear and some preservation. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the books. Overall, a lovely set housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation. Seller Inventory # ABE-17367199929

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The Christmas Books: A Christmas Carol; The: Dickens, Charles

Dickens, Charles

Published by Chapman and Hall 1843-48, London (1843)

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About this Item: Chapman and Hall 1843-48, London, 1843. First editions of all five of Charles Dickens' Christmas Books, chief among them a first issue of A Christmas Carol, the veritable "Bible of Christmas." Octavo, 5 volumes. Bound in full red polished calf by Zaehnsdorf, raised bands, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Housed together in a custom slipcase. Illustrated with sixty-three engravings altogether, four in color, by Leech, Maclise, Stanfield, Doyle and Landseer. Christmas Carol is from the first issue, with uncorrected text ("Stave I" as the first chapter heading), the red-and-blue title page dated 1843, and the half title printed in blue. Four more Christmas books followed its success. In each book, he deftly develops the themes of the first, ideals that have consequently become inseparable from the holiday itself: love and redemption, charity and mercy. First edition of The Chimes, with second state of the engraved title page (publisher's imprint is below the engraved title vignette); First edition of The Cricket on the Hearth, with second state of advertising leaf at rear (headed "New Edition of Oliver Twist"); First edition of The Battle of Life, with vignette title page in the fourth state (subtitled "A Love Story" on a scroll carried by an angel and without publisher's imprint); First edition of Haunted Man and Ghost's Bargain. 110-125. Smith II: 4-6, 8-9. Gimbel (Podeschi). A Christmas Carol "may readily be called the Bible of Christmas It was issued about ten days before Christmas, 1843, and 6000 copies were sold on the first day the number of reprintings have been so many that all attempts at the figures have been futile. Altogether 24 editions were issued in the original format" (Eckel, 110). "It was a work written at the height of Dickens' great powers, which would add to his considerable fame, bring a new work to the English language, increase the festivities at Christmastime, and contain his most eloquent protest at the condition of the poor" (John Mortimer). "Suddenly conceived and written within a few weeks, [A Christmas Carol] was the first of Dickens' Christmas books (a new literary genre thus created incidentally) it was an extraordinary achievement--the one great Christmas myth of modern literature.". Seller Inventory # 3895

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Dickens, Charles 1812-1870

Published by Chapman & Hall, 186, Strand., London (1843)

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About this Item: Chapman & Hall, 186, Strand., London, 1843. First Edition. 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. Size: 16.9cm. [8]166[2adv]p. Size: 16.9cm. [8]166[2adv]p. Seller Inventory # 003597

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A Christmas Carol (In Prose. Being a: Dickens, Charles

Dickens, Charles

Published by Chapman & Hall, London (1843)

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About this Item: Chapman & Hall, London, 1843. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing with "Stave 1" printed on page 1 later changed to "Stave one" on later editions. The book is bound in the ORIGINAL brown cloth with NO restoration and has the First Issue points "title page printed in blue and red dated 1843 in Roman numerals, "yellow endpapers" "perfect "D" in "Dickens" in the front cover wreath". The front board has a few black marks but the book is still attractive. The pages are clean with NO marks or bookplates in the book. A lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation. Seller Inventory # ABE-13175069904

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A Christmas Carol, in prose, being A: Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens

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About this Item: Chapman and Hall, 1843. Hardcover. Condition: Good. No Jacket. John Leech (illustrator). 1st Edition. Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol, in prose, being A Ghost Story of Christmas with illustrations by John Leech . A rare first edition of this Charles Dickens novel with even rarer special publisher's binding in an original state, published by Chapman & Hall 1843. The only one of it's type we have come across. Brown illustrated covers with mild wear to the extremities, believed to be an original publisher's special binding, perhaps a presentation copy. Spine with gilt lettering with top quarter missing. We have decided not to repair this book as it is highly valuable and sought after in it's first state, so we have left it for the buyer to choose how they wish to proceed with repair work. All the fist issue points as noted in Smith 2, 4; with 'Stave 1'. Coloured frontispiece and three further plates by John Leech, all hand colored as issued - the first and only time Dickens used coloured illustrations, in his desire to make the book highly valued. It proved to be very expensive so was never repeated. Plus woodcut black and white text illustrations. No advertisments at the end of the book. Gilt coloured page ends. Coloured marble end papers with gilt edging in very good state. Wreath surrounding the title with red and blue type. Loose page ribbon. Generally in very good condition other than the spine's missing section. Stave 1 on page one. 166 pages. Small slim 8vo. Seller Inventory # 000467

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Clare West; Charles Dickens

Published by Oxford University Press, USA (2009)

ISBN 10: 0194791130 ISBN 13: 9780194791137

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Dickens, Charles.

Published by Chapman & Hall: London (1843)

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About this Item: Chapman & Hall: London, 1843. Illustr (including four color plates) by John Leech, 6.5 x 4, finely bound in gilt-ruled gold crushed morocco; aeg, SIGNED BINDING BY BAYNTUN- RIVIERE,166 pp + ads. Covers with very light rubbing, hinges a little loose, pp toned with some minor finger soiling and spotting, with original worn and stained cloth covers (with perfect "D") bound in at rear. FIRST EDITION, WITH TITLE IN RED AND BLUE, AND "STAVE I" ON PAGE ONE, and the typographical errors mentioned in Smith: Heritage Bookshop bibliographical catalogue. Original end papers not included. Seller Inventory # 99-2454

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Walt Disney; Editor-Charles Dickens; Corporate Author-Walt Disney Company

Published by Mouse Works (1996)

ISBN 10: 1570820058 ISBN 13: 9781570820052

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About this Item: Mouse Works, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG1570820058

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Dickens, Charles

Published by Chapman and Hall, Pub (1843)

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About this Item: Chapman and Hall, Pub, 1843. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Chapman and Hall, Pub., London; 1843; 1st edition, 1st issue; all points present; fine condition; with Illustrations by John Leech; rebound in red Moroccan, with gilt lettering and designs; 5 raised bands, with title at second panel, and author's last at fourth panel; Charles Dickens; Fine Bindings. Seller Inventory # 3873

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Dickens, Charles.

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About this Item: 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!. Seller Inventory # 95-3074

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