Item #2022-M252 A Christmas Carol. Charles Dickens.
A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

London: Chapman & Hall, 1843. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 6.75" x 4.25". First edition, first issue of Dickens classic 'Ghost Story of Christmas' in the original binding. With the blue and red title page dated 1843, 'Stave I', and two unnumbered pages of ads. Four hand colored plates, including the frontispiece. Does NOT have green endpapers. Per Eckle: "Variations in end paper were also tried, with the result of the well-known green colour and another having the cream end papers. All must be considered first issues of the first edition when "Stave I" instead of "Stave One" appears in the book" (117). The gilt on the edges, cover and spine is still bright. The front and back joints had begun to crack, they have been professionally repaired and strengthened. However, a previous owner's attempt at repair has left the joints a darker color that the rest of the cover. Corners slightly bumped and fraying. Very Good. Item #2022-M252

Price: $12,995.00

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