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A Christmas Carol: Dickens, Charles

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 handwritten envelope laid into the book. 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 most important point '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. We buy SIGNED Dickens First Editions. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-12065287250

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL: Dickens, Charles

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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Christmas Books, comprising A CHRISTMAS CAROL; THE: Dickens Charles

Dickens Charles

Published by London Bradbury and Evans and Chapman and Hall 1843, '45, '46, '46, '48 (1843)

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Item Description: London Bradbury and Evans and Chapman and Hall 1843, '45, '46, '46, '48, 1843. Together 5 volumes. First edition, first issue of A CHRISTMAS CAROL with the green endpapers, Stave I and all 39 points of uncorrected text; the first edition of THE CHIMES, with the second state of the vignette titlepage as usual; CRICKET is first edition with the second state of the advertisement leaf as is normally found; BATTLE being the first edition, fourth titlepage design as usual, and first edition of HAUNTED MAN. Numerous illustrations within the four volumes by John Leech, Clarkson Stanfield, John Tenniel, Richard Doyle, Edwin Landseer, Daniel Maclise and Frank Stone. CHRISTMAS CAROL includes the four hand-coloured plates etched by John Leech. Small 8vos, each book in the publisher's original cloth, that of the CHRISTMAS CAROL being the original reddish-brown vertically ribbed, with the closest interval between the left margin blind-stamping and left extremity of the wreath at 14 mm; a.e.g. And a perfect "D" within the wreath on the front panel. It collates perfectly with both Eckel and Todd; Smith, Part II, 4. The others being the original crimson cloth each decorated in gilt on the upper covers and the spines in motifs drawn from the stories. The five novels now all presented together in a very fine red morocco-backed slipcase lettered in gilt between tall raised bands. A sumptuous set, very handsomely preserved and presented. CAROL clean and tight and fine but for the lightest age mellowing, very skillfully strengthened at the inner hinge, CHIMES, CRICKET and BATTLE all fine copies, exceptionally clean and the HAUNTED MAN very near to fine. A BEAUTIFUL SET OF THE FIVE GREAT CHRISTMAS NOVELS PENNED BY CHARLES DICKENS ALL IN THE PUBLISHER'S ORIGINAL CLOTH. A CHRISTMAS CAROL IS ONE OF THE GREATEST BOOKS IN ALL OF LITERATURE. With its publication, 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 '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. John Leech illustrated Dickens’ classic "Christmas Carol" with four etched plates and several woodcuts within the text. The early impressions such as this one featured hand-colouring to the etched plates. In later editions, the plates were either not colored, not present, or the product of other illustrators. The plates from the early issues feature Leechs’ etched signature and the Chapman and Hall imprint. Leech was a favored illustrator of Dickens and would later produce art for all of Dickens' Christmas books and several other titles as well. THE CHIMES was Dickens’ second installment in the "Christmas Books" series and his labors in creating THE CHIMES were "very arduous" in order to make it a worthy successor to A CHRISTMAS CAROL. He wrote to one of his friends that he believed he had "written a tremendous book and knocked the ‘Carol’ out of the field. It will make a great uproar I have no doubt." THE CRICKET ON THE HEARTH was third in Dickens’ Christmas Book Series. The title grew out of Dickens’ idea to begin a weekly periodical named "The Cricket" with an added motto, "A cheerful creature that chirrups on the hearth." Dickens relinquished that idea to instead concentrate on the venture that resulted in the founding of the "The Daily News." The original periodical idea manifested itself in his "Household Words." 'THE CRICKET' was extremely popular when issued. Within one year there had been twenty two editions printed. THE BATTLE OF LIFE was the fourth installment in Dickens’ series of Christmas Books. Dickens managed to find the time to complete the manuscript while working on DOMBEY AND SON in Switzerland and in December of 1846 the book was released, selling 23,000 copies. Bookseller Inventory # 27003

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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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Item Description: 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 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.". Bookseller Inventory # 4330

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A Christmas Carol: Dickens, Charles

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

Dickens, Charles

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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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Dickens, Charles

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

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Item 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 # 004346

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The Christmas Carol: Dickens, Charles

Dickens, Charles

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Item Description: Chapman and Hall, London, 1843. Hardcover. Book 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. Bookseller Inventory # 1504703

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

DICKENS, Charles.

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Item Description: Chapman and Hall, London, 1843. hardcover. Book Condition: very good. First. First issue, with red & blue title page, mottled green end-papers & Stave I at the beginning of the text. The binding is stained and the hinges are cracked, but otherwise a clean, sound copy, in a red morocco solander case. Frontispiece & 3 plates by John Leech, all hand colored as issued; 4 woodcut text illustrations. 2 pages of undated ads at end. 166 pages. 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, gilt edges. London: Chapman & Hall, 1843. First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # 261870

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

Dickens, Charles

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Item Description: Chapman and Hall, London, 1843. Hardcover. Book 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. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-17367199929

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Christmas Carol In Prose. Being a Ghost: DICKENS, Charles

DICKENS, Charles

Published by London Chapman & Hall (1843)

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Item Description: London Chapman & Hall, 1843. First Edition, First Issue, of Dickens’s "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; blue half-title; red and blue title. Small octavo. [8], 166, [2, ads] pp. Four hand-colored steel-engraved plates by and after Leech and four wood-engraved text illustrations 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, mint green endpapers. Binding matches Todd’s first impression, first issue, with the smallest interval between blindstamped border and gilt wreath equal to 14 mm., and with the upper serif of the "D" in "Dickens" unbroken. Cloth bumped on top and bottom of spine, top of spine with two small closed tears. Chemised and housed in a quarter red morocco slipcase with gilt spine lettering. Overall, an excellent, unrestored copy of this beloved tale. Smith II, 4. HBS 67587. $16,500. Bookseller Inventory # 67587

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

Dickens, Charles

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Item Description: Chapman & Hall, London, 1843. Hardcover. Book 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. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-13175069904

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1843 CHRISTMAS BOOKS A CHRISTMAS CAROL CHARLES: Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens

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Item Description: London, Chapman and Hall, 1843. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Charles Dickens; 1843-48; First Editions; London, Chapman & Hall, Bradbury & Evans; Rebound Leather; Illustrated by John Leech, Maclise, Doyle, Stanfield; Each About 150-200 Pages, Ads; w4.2"xh6.7"; Original Cloth Covers Bound in Backs; Extremely Rare!!! Complete Five Volume Set. ATTRIBUTES: Five Brilliant, sleek Maroon Cloth cover designs with Red Morocco leather bindings/corners, ornate gold floral bindings, gold tops of pages, with pretty frontispieces/vignette titles pages, (Color Frontispiece/Three Color Plates to A Christmas Carol), with lots of Excellent Illustrations and each with original cloth covers bound in back and some Legendary Classics from the Famed Author; FIRST ISSUE OF A CHRISTMAS CAROL!!! CONTENTS INCLUDED: 1) A Christmas Carol. London: Chapman & Hall, 1843. 1st ed., 1st issue with "Stave I" chapter heading, date in Roman numerals to title, title in red and blue, and half-title in blue. With 4 stunning color plates in nice condition. Small stain to front board, few spots to margins, else a Near Fine copy. 2) The Chimes: A Goblin Story. London: Chapman and Hall, 1845. 1st ed., 1st issue with publisher's imprint at the bottom margin of the title page and page number 39 numbered correctly. Illustrated. A clean and Very Good copy. 3) The Battle of Life. A Love Story. London: Bradbury & Evans, 1846. 1st ed., 4th issue of title vignette. Illustrated. Small stain to rear board, minor instances of soiling and edge-toning. Clean and Very Good. 4) The Cricket on the Hearth. London: Bradbury & Evans, 1846. 1st ed., 2nd state. A few top page-ends bumped, very mild age-tone. Clean and Very Good. 5) The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain. Bradbury & Evans, 1848. 1st ed., with first numeral on page 166 undamaged. some age-toning. Very Good. BACKGROUND: Charles John Huffam Dickens (7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's most memorable fictional characters and is generally regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian period.During his life, his works enjoyed unprecedented fame, and by the twentieth century his literary genius was broadly acknowledged by critics and scholars. His novels and short stories continue to be widely popular. CONDITION: Conditions are Good+/Very Good. Small wear to edges, darkening to hinges/near edges, little color over a few dark marks to leather, little spotting mainly to margins here and there, few bound in spine cloths are tattered/missing some, most pages/hinges/text blocks are very good for over 155 years old!!!. Bookseller Inventory # 000001

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A Christmas Carol: Dickens, Charles

Dickens, Charles

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Item Description: Chapman & Hall, 1843. Hardcover. Book 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. Bookseller Inventory # T-101-MD-X

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Dickens, Charles.

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Item Description: 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. Bookseller Inventory # 99-2454

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Dickens, Charles

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Item Description: Chapman and Hall, 1843. hardcover. Book 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. Bookseller Inventory # 5523

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The Christmas Carol with four other Christmas: Dickens, Charles

Dickens, Charles

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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 (1812-1870).

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

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Item Description: London: Chapman and Hall, 1843- 48., 1843. ALL FIRST EDITIONS. 5 volumes. Small octavo. All in the publisher's original gilt decorated cloth, all edges gilt. Christmas Carol with brownish pink colouring, the rest in red cloth. A used set which shows uniform general wear and soiling; covers and extremities with some bumping and marking, spine tips and joints frayed, some reading slant, ownership inscriptions to three volumes including 'Carol'. Remains a presentable set in very good order. All First Editions, various issues. Christmas Carol first state with red and blue title page, 'Stave 1' and uncorrected text, chalky green endpapers. Chimes is 2nd state, Cricket 2nd state ads, Battle of Life is 4th state as usual, Haunted Man no points called for. Walter E Smith; Charles Dickens in the Original Cloth [Volume 2]. Bookseller Inventory # 45425

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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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Item Description: Chapman and Hall, London, 1843. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. First Editions, First Printings of ALL five Christmas books "A Christmas Carol", "The Cricket on the Hearth", "The Chimes", "The Battle of Life", and "The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain" The "Christmas Carol" has the "Stave 1" important point but with yellow endpapers instead of green chalky green endpapers. All the books are in very good shape with light wear to the spine and boards. All the books are bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's cloth, NOT re-bound. The bindings are tight with light wear to the pages. There is NO marks or bookplates in the books. Overall, a collectable set of these First Edition Christmas Books. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-17367206171

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

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. 2 pages of undated ads at end. 166 pages. 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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Christmas Carol [With:] The Chimes. [And:] The: DICKENS, Charles

DICKENS, Charles

Published by London Chapman & Hall (1843)

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Item Description: London Chapman & Hall, 1843. An Excellent, Complete Set of Dickens’s Christmas Books, With a First Edition, First Issue "A Christmas Carol," All in a Beautiful Riviere & Son Binding. With All the Original Cloth Bound in and the Endpapers for "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"; blue half-title and red and blue title. Small octavo (6 7/16 x 4 inches; 163 x 102 mm). [viii], [1]2-166, [2, publisher's advertisements] pp. With four inserted hand-colored plates, including frontispiece. In-text black and white illustrations. With two pages of publisher's advertisements. Original green-coated endpapers bound in at the back. Original complete cloth (including front, back and spine) bound in at the back. [Together with:] DICKENS, Charles. 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. Small octavo (6 7/16 x 4 inches; 163 x 102 mm). [vi], [1]2-175, [1, colophon], [1, publisher's advertisement], [1, blank] pp. First state additional engraved title and frontispiece after Daniel Maclise, by F.P. Becker. Eleven in-text black and white illustrations after Doyle, Leech, and Stanfield. With the publisher's advertisement leaf for the tenth edition Christmas Carol bound at the rear. Original complete cloth (including front, back and spine) bound in at the back. [With:] DICKENS, Charles. 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. Small octavo (6 3/8 x 4 inches; 162 x 102 mm). [viii], [1]2-174, [2 publisher's advertisements] pp. Engraved title and frontispiece after Daniel Maclise, by G. Dalziel. Twelve in-text black and white illustrations by various artists chiefly after John Leech. With the first state of the final leaf of publisher's advertisements for the new edition of Oliver Twist. Original complete cloth (including front, back and spine) bound in at the back. [With:] DICKENS, Charles. The Battle of Life. A Love Story. London: Bradbury & Evans, 1846. First edition. Small octavo (6 7/16 x 4 inches; 163 x 102 mm). [viii], [1-3]4-175, [1, colophon], [2, publisher's advertisements] pp. With second state engraved title and frontispiece after Maclise by Thompson. Eleven in-text black and white illustrations after Maclise, Doyle, Stanfield and Leech. Final leaf of publisher's advertisements for Dombey and Son. Original complete cloth (including front, back and spine) bound in at the back. Pages 13-16 bound out of order between pages 4 and 5. [And:] DICKENS, Charles. The Haunted Man and the Ghost’s Bargain. A Fancy for Christmas-Time. London: Bradbury & Evans, 1848. First edition. Small octavo (6 7/16 x 4 inches; 163 x 102 mm). [vi], [1]2-188, [2, publisher's advertisement] pp. With leaf of publisher's advertisements for "Works by Mr. Dickens" bound at the back. Additional pictorial frontispiece and title after Tenniel by Martin & Corbould. Fifteen in-text black and white illustrations after Leech, Stone, Stanfield and Tenniel. Original complete cloth (including front, back and spine) bound in at the back. Together all five volumes beautifully and uniformly bound by Riviere & Son in full black morocco, all spines uniformly sunned to brown. Boards ruled in gilt and stamped in gilt at corners. Spines elaborately stamped and lettered in gilt. Gilt dentelles. All edges gilt. Gray drab endpapers. Front hinge to Christmas Carol repaired. Previous owner's old ink ink inscription dated 1945 on front free endpaper of Christmas Carol. Overall a beautiful set with all the original cloth bound in and Christmas Carol with the original green endpapers bound in as well. All volumes housed together in a custom full morocco clamshell. Smith, Dickens, II, 4, 5, 6, 8 and 9. HBS 67355. $9,500. Bookseller Inventory # 67355

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

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 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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Charles Dickens

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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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DICKENS, Charles.

Published by London: Chapman & Hall/Bradbury & Evans, 1843–48 (1843)

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Item Description: London: Chapman & Hall/Bradbury & Evans, 1843–48, 1843. 5 works, octavo (160 × 99 mm). Late 19th century calf, richly gilt spines, red and brown morocco twin labels, red date bands, three line gilt border on sides enclosing blind roll-tool border, all edges gilt, richly gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers. A very appealing set, uniformly bound. Vignette titles, frontispieces and wood-engraved illustrations in the text after Leech, Maclise, Doyle, Stanfield, and Landseer. A most attractive gathering of Dickens's famous Christmas books: A Christmas Carol (1843), first edition, third state; The Chimes (1845), first edition, first state of the engraved title; The Cricket on the Hearth (1846), first edition, second state of the advertisement leaf; The Battle of Life (1846), first edition, fourth state of the vignette title; The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain (1848), first edition. Podeschi, Gimbel Collection, A79, A86, A92, A116, A119; Smith II 4, 5, 6, 8, 9. Bookseller Inventory # 107133

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Dickens, Charles

Published by Chapman & Hall, London (1843)

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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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Item Description: Chapman & Hall 1843-48, London, 1843. First Edition. 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, The Battle of Life is the fourth issue ((subtitled "A Love Story" on a scroll carried by an angel and without publisher's imprint);, Cricket on the Hearth is the second issue, The Chimes is the second issue. The five volumes are bound in rubbed full calf with all of the covers separate. This is a complete set that needs to be rebound. Bookseller Inventory # 55301

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Dickens, Charles

Published by London: Chapman & Hall (1843)

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Item Description: London: Chapman & Hall, 1843. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First edition, first issue, Gimbel's second state (Smith's first state) with the title page printed in blue and red and "Stave I" to page [1], with much of the text corrected. Finely bound in full green calf by Riviere (Bayntun), with five raised bands to the spine, contrasting red and black morocco title labels lettered in gilt, spine compartments decorated with holly leaves in gilt, boards with decorative modern red, black, and green morocco onlay with gilt circular devices, boards and board edges ruled in gilt, gilt turn-ins, green marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Near fine, with a hint of rubbing to the spine ends, minor toning to the spine, spine cracked and holding at the title page, light staining to the bottom edges of the last few leaves of the text block, otherwise clean interior. Smith II, 4. This copy of A Christmas Carol primarily conforms with what Gimbel calls the second state of the first edition. Specifically, it has the title page printed in red and blue and dated 1843, the half-title and title page verso printed in blue, and the preferred state of page [1] with "Stave I." The text has most of the corrections found in the second and third editions, although a few points are uncorrected. A Christmas Carol is a classic Victorian novel about the cold-hearted miser Ebenezer Scrooge, who has little compassion for others, even at Christmastime. The text, which is divided into five "staves" instead of chapters to keep with A Christmas Carol's musical theme, tells the story of how Scrooge is transformed after being visited by three specters- the ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Future. Notably, A Christmas Carol was so popular that it inspired Dickens to write four subsequent novels, each of which is similarly marked by a strong moral and social message, the transformation of a hardened character to a more caring individual, and, of course, the holiday season. The series, now known collectively as The Christmas Books, also includes The Chimes (1845), The Cricket on the Hearth (1846), The Battle of Life (1846), and The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain (1848). Bookseller Inventory # CD085

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Christmas Carol In Prose. Being a Ghost: DICKENS, Charles

DICKENS, Charles

Published by London Chapman & Hall (1843)

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Item Description: London Chapman & Hall, 1843. First Edition of "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, second issue: i.e., "Stave One." Yellow-coated endpapers; blue half-title; red and blue title. Small octavo. [8], 166, [2, ads] pp. Four hand-colored steel-engraved plates by and after Leech and four wood-engraved text illustrations 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. Some mild soiling to binding, hinges professionally and invisibly repaired, very minor wear to spine extremities, previous owner’s contemporary inscription on front free endpaper. Overall, a very good copy of this beloved tale. Housed in quarter green morocco clamshell case. Smith II, 4. HBS 67326. $4,500. Bookseller Inventory # 67326

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