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Dickens, Charles

Published by Chapman and Hall, London (1843)

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Item 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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Dickens, Charles

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Item 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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DICKENS, Charles

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Item Description: 1843. First Edition. DICKENS, Charles. A Christmas Carol. In Prose. Being A Ghost Story of Christmas.London: Chapman and Hall, 1843. First edition, first issue of this Christmas classic, with four hand-colored steel-engraved plates by John Leech, the only one of Dickens’ first editions to contain hand-colored illustrations. From the distinguished collection of Frank J. Hogan, with his morocco-gilt bookplate. 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." The publication history of A Christmas Carol is bibliographically complex. "Dickens decided to publish the book himself He wanted the Carol to be a beautiful gift book and took pride in its development. He stipulated the following requirements: a fancy binding, blind-stamped, with gilding on the spine and front cover; all edges gilded; four full-page hand-colored etchings; half title and title pages printed in colors of bright red and green; and hand-colored green endpapers to match the green title page However, in examining printed copies prior to publication, Dickens was disappointed with the appearance of the green titles, which turned drab, and the hand-colored green endpapers, which dusted off and smudged, and had the title page changed to red and blue, the half title to blue, the date on the title page changed from 1844 to 1843, and the endpapers changed to yellow, which did not require hand work. Dickens’ changes were completed by December 17 Since Dickens’ instructions to discontinue the unsatisfactory titles and endpapers were received at the press before publication, at a time when there were on hand different quantities of endpapers, title pages, and sheets of printed text already produced, many copies are found with a mixture of features" (Gimbel A79).Eckel, 110-125. Smith II:4-6, 8-9.Interior generally quite clean with just a bit of scattered light soiling, occasional foxing. Lightest, inoffensive vertical creasing to first few pages. Original cloth exceptional with faintest spot to front board; gilt especially bright. A beautiful entirely unrestored copy of this beloved classic, boasting distinguished provenance. Bookseller Inventory # 100883

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Dickens, Charles

Published by Chapman and Hall, London (1843)

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Item Description: Chapman and Hall, London, 1843. Hardcover. Book 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. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-13175143843

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Dickens, Charles

Published by Chapman and Hall, London (1843)

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Item Description: Chapman and Hall, London, 1843. Hardcover. Book 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. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-11874319336

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Charles Dickens.

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

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Item Description: 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 books followed its success with four more Christmas books. 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). Bookseller Inventory # 3895

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DICKENS, CHARLES

Published by CHAPMAN & HALL, LONDON (1843)

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Item 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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Item 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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Dickens, Charles.

Published by Chapman & Hall, 1843-48., London: (1843)

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Item Description: Chapman & Hall, 1843-48., London:, 1843. Book Condition: Very Good. First edition of each of his Christmas books in the original cloth. A CHRISTMAS CAROL (1843): second issue with "Stave One" p.1, yellow endpapers, title page in blue and red. In Todd's earliest state of the binding. Fading to area near lower, rear board, otherwise a near fine copy with only the barest wear. THE CHIMES (1845): second state of the engraved title page; in the correct, first binding. Near fine with light wear to spine ends and corners, including a tiny inconspicuous tear to back spine tip. THE CRICKET ON THE HEARTH (1846): second state of the advertising leaf for Oliver Twist; in the correct, first binding. Shallow chip to top rear corner of spine, which is a little darkened, otherwise very good. THE BATTLE OF LIFE (1846): fourth state of the vignette title page, as is common; in the variant binding with "by" on front and spine in plain letters (vs. "vine-y"). Cloth splitting at rear hinge and narrow chip near base of spine, otherwise would be about very good. THE HAUNTED MAN AND THE GHOST BARGAIN (1848): light wear to spine ends and corners, faint stain to base of front board, ownership inscription on pastedown, otherwise very good. OVERALL AN ATTRACTIVE SET, remarkably clean and, with the exception of the fifth volume, free from ownership names and inscriptions. Housed in custom, clamshell case. Bookseller Inventory # 52966

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Dickens, Charles

Published by Chapman & Hall, London (1843)

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Item Description: Chapman & Hall, London, 1843. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition Set, finely bound by Zaehnsdorf of London in full red morocco leather. All volumes bound in the high house style (likely early twentieth century), five band spines, all edges gilt, red silk endpapers, fine gilt inner dentels. This is a spectacular set, in which Zaehnsdorf has bound all of the books with the original cloth covers on laid paper at the rear of each volume. Leather is in wonderful condition, boards are fresh and flexible, not a single crack. All gilt title printing done with lug type (same machine, I think, as the Chelsea Bindery uses today), all gilt lettering nice and sharp (see closeups). These books have been well maintained for a very long time and have only minor wear. The spines are just a touch darker than the boards, and the gilt paper edges have minor use wear (still attractive). All five volumes have the Zaehnsdorf gilt signature at the bottom of the inside front board and a blindstamp on the back silk endpaper, which was the house mark for an exhibition quality binding. In other words, their best work. The other four titles are: The Chimes, The Haunted Man etc., The Battle of Life, The Cricket on the Hearth. In The Christmas Carol the green end papers are bound-in; 1st issue with "Stave I" printed on page [1]. Bookseller Inventory # 1407523

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Dickens, Charles

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Item Description: Chapman & Hall, London, 1843. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very good-. Dust Jacket Condition: No dust jacket. 8vo. With four hand-colored engravings and four black and white woodcuts after John Leech. [i-viii], [1]2-166, [2, ads] pp. Publisher?s reddish-brown blind- and gilt-stamped , ribbed cloth. All edges gilt. Covers quite worn, cocked, inner hinges crackedThe covers are now more brown than red, lightly cocked, there is bubbling of the cloth along a one-inch band down the front fore-edge of front cover, endpapers cracked at gutters, very little, scattered foxing. Over all, a better than average copy of a fragile book. First edition, second issue [ with "Stave One", red and blue title- page, yellow end papers]. Bookseller Inventory # 49266

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Dickens Charles

Published by London Chapman and Hall 1843 (1843)

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Item 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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DICKENS, Charles

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Item 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. $10,000. Bookseller Inventory # 66876

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DICKENS, Charles.

Published by Chapman and Hall, London (1843)

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Item 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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Dickens, Charles

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Item Description: Chapman and Hall, London, 1843. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition with Four hand colored steel-engraved plates by John Leech and four black and white wood-engraved illustrations by W.J. Linton. The title page in printed in blue and red, dated 1843 and the ORIGINAL yellow endpapers are present making it a second issue as the first issue has green chalky color endpapers. The book is in great shape with light wear to the boards. The pages are clean with some discoloration to the title page NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A sharp copy of this First Edition in collector's condition. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-13175120663

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DICKENS, Charles.

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

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Item Description: Chapman and Hall, London, 1843- 48., 1843. ALL FIRST EDITIONS. 5 volumes. Small 8vo. All in the publisher's bright, original gilt decorated cloth, all edges gilt, yellow endpapers. Christmas Carol with brownish pink colouring (Christmas Carol with 'Stave One' being the First Edition, Second Issue with yellow end papers), the rest in red cloth. Light browning, minor wear to covers and extremities, a little soiling to cloth, some chipping to head of professionally repaired spine on 'The Haunted Man', bookplate to 'Cricket on The Hearth', 'Battle of Life' usual later state (first state is effectively unobtainable). Ink ownership to title page of 'Christmas Carol.' Overall a very good, highly attractive set, housed in a tailor made felt lined slipcase. Bookseller Inventory # 41176

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Charles Dickens

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

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Item 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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Item 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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Dickens, Charles

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Item Description: Chapman and Hall, London, 1843. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. First Edition, second issue with "Stave one" instead of "Stave I" on page 1. The title page is printed in blue and red and dated 1843 in Roman numerals. The book is bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's brown cloth with some black marks to the back panel and a tiny hole on the spine. The pages are clean with NO marks or bookplates in the book. An affordable copy of this scarce First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-13175069904

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Dickens, Charles.

Published by Chapman & Hall 1843, 1845, 1846, 1848,, London (1843)

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Item 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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DICKENS, Charles.

Published by London.Chapman & Hall. (1843)

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Item Description: London.Chapman & Hall., 1843. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. [viii], 166, [2]pp ad's. Illustrated with four hand-coloured engraved plates and other plain engravings within the text. Original decorative cloth gilt. All edges gilt. First edition. First or second issue, with uncorrected text and 'Stave I.' Rebacked at some time, with the original spine laid down. New endpapers, which makes it impossible to tell whether this is a first or second issue. These in turn have cracked at some time and have been repaired. Covers rubbed and worn, but the gilt on the upper cover still bright, and that on the spine perfectly legible, though a little faded and rubbed. Lower outer corners worn; spine a little cocked; the occasional mark; else a very good copy. Bookseller Inventory # 3761

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CHARLES Dickens

Published by GEORGE ROUTLEDGE AND SONS, London (1843)

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Item Description: GEORGE ROUTLEDGE AND SONS, London, 1843. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. John Leech (illustrator). 1st Edition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. A Beautiful Christmas Book - A Christmas Carol by CHARLES DICKENS. EXACT WORDING ON TITLE PAGE READS: 'A CHRISTMAS CAROL IN PROSE BEING A GHOST STORY OF CHRISTMAS BY CHARLES DICKENS WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY JOHN LEECH. - LONDON: GEORGE ROUTLEDGE AND SONS, - BROADWAY, LUDGATE HILL. NEW YORK: 9 LAFAYETTE PLACE. [The book is undated,- this publication is circa 1843] - - EXACT WORDING ON PREFACE PAGE READS: PREFACE: I have endeavoured in this Ghostly little book, to raise the ghost of an Idea, which shall not put my readers out of humour with themselves, with each other, with the season, or with me. May it haunt their houses pleasantly, and no one wish to lay it. Their faithful Friend and Servant, C. D. December, 1843. CONDITION & DESCRIPTION: Boards are two tone: One quarter red cloth with gilt lettering to the spine and black inlay front and rear. Decorated three quarters front and back with Christmas Holly and Berries. Delightful Christmas decoration. Rubbed top and bottom of spine, corners and edges. Chipping and rubbing. Still, however, firmly bound to the inner page block. Boards remain firm. [Hardcover]. - 254 pages. Few areas of browning and occasional foxing. Otherwise all pages are clean and tightly bound. Slight book lean. - John Leech Illustrations are produced from the original illustrations, and they are marvelous. - This is a beautiful little book. - A Timeless Investment : Our orders are shipped within 1 or 2 business days. - Thanks for your interest and I hope you like the book enough to buy it. - Regards from Arabella. Bookseller Inventory # 000672

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CHARLES Dickens

Published by Chapman & Hall, London (1843)

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Item Description: Chapman & Hall, London, 1843. BOXED SET. Book Condition: Fine. John Leech (illustrator). First Facsimile of 1843 Edition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Originally Published in 1843 by Chapman & Hall, 186, Strand, London. MDCCCXLIII. EXACT WORDING ON TITLE PAGE READS: 'A CHRISTMAS CAROL - IN PROSE - BEING A GHOST STORY OF CHRISTMAS - BY CHARLES DICKENS ~ WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY JOHN LEECH. ~ LONDON: - CHAPMAN & HALL, 186, STRAND. ~ MDCCCXLIII. ~ EXACT WORDING ON PREFACE PAGE READS: I have endeavoured in this Ghostly little book, to raise the ghost of an Idea, which shall not put my readers out of humour with themselves, with each other, with the season, or with me. May it haunt their houses pleasantly, and no one wish to lay it. - Their faithful Friend and Servant, - C. D. - December, 1843. - This book is a reproduction of the 1843 first edition but there are no other dates or publishers mentioned anywhere in this book. Perhaps this was an oversight at the time of publication. - This is very unusual and makes this book one of a kind. - ~ Condition & Description: Carrying Box: Wine coloured with the beautiful Golden-Gilt Christmas garland of holly leaves with the title held within [absolutely beautiful as you can see]. The box is in a very nice condition. - Outer Boards: Red covered boards, rich in colour, with the same golden gilt garland of leaves and holly, and the title of 'A CHRISTMAS CAROL BY CHARLES DICKENS' held within. ~ There is more gold/gilt decoration to the spine and there is blank tooled embossing around the perimeter of both the front and back boards. This too is in a nice condition. ~ Inner Book: The endpages are marbelled. The inner pages are of a good quality paper stock. Top edge of pages is a deep green. Illustrations within are very detailed and accompany the story beautifully. Story consists of 166 pages with another 2 pages of advertisements at the back of the book. The inner book/pages are in a mint condition. ~ An investment at any time of the year. ----- POSTAGE OPTIONS: Our orders are shipped within 1 or 2 business days. --- If you select 'Priority' as the postal option, you will get the fastest option. [Please have a look at my Shipping Rates and Estimated times for Delivery, so you can make your preferred choice]. - Thanks for your interest and I hope you like the book enough to buy it. - Regards from Arabella. Bookseller Inventory # 000106B

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CHARLES Dickens

Published by Chapman & Hall, London (1843)

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Item Description: Chapman & Hall, London, 1843. BOXED SET. Book Condition: Fine. John Leech (illustrator). First Facsimile of 1843 Edition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Originally Published in 1843 by Chapman & Hall, 186, Strand, London. MDCCCXLIII. EXACT WORDING ON TITLE PAGE READS: 'A CHRISTMAS CAROL - IN PROSE - BEING A GHOST STORY OF CHRISTMAS - BY CHARLES DICKENS ~ WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY JOHN LEECH. ~ LONDON: - CHAPMAN & HALL, 186, STRAND. ~ MDCCCXLIII. ~ EXACT WORDING ON PREFACE PAGE READS: I have endeavoured in this Ghostly little book, to raise the ghost of an Idea, which shall not put my readers out of humour with themselves, with each other, with the season, or with me. May it haunt their houses pleasantly, and no one wish to lay it. - Their faithful Friend and Servant, - C. D. - December, 1843. - This book is a reproduction of the 1843 first edition but there are no other dates or publishers mentioned anywhere in this book. Perhaps this was an oversight at the time of publication. - This is very unusual and makes this book one of a kind. - ~ Condition & Description: Carrying Box: Wine coloured with the beautiful Golden-Gilt Christmas garland of holly leaves with the title held within [absolutely beautiful as you can see]. The box is in a very nice condition. - Outer Boards: Red covered boards, rich in colour, with the same golden gilt garland of leaves and holly, and the title of 'A CHRISTMAS CAROL BY CHARLES DICKENS' held within. ~ There is more gold/gilt decoration to the spine and there is blank tooled embossing around the perimeter of both the front and back boards. This too is in a nice condition. ~ Inner Book: The endpages are marbelled. The inner pages are of a good quality paper stock. Top edge of pages is a deep green. Illustrations within are very detailed and accompany the story beautifully. Story consists of 166 pages with another 2 pages of advertisements at the back of the book. The inner book/pages are in a mint condition. ~ An investment at any time of the year. ----- POSTAGE OPTIONS: Our orders are shipped within 1 or 2 business days. --- If you select 'Priority' as the postal option, you will get the fastest option. [Please have a look at my Shipping Rates and Estimated times for Delivery, so you can make your preferred choice]. - Thanks for your interest and I hope you like the book enough to buy it. - Regards from Arabella. Bookseller Inventory # 000106C

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