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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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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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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

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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 # 137424

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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, 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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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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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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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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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 Christmas book; all in original cloth with gilt lettering and design on fronts and spines and all edges gilt. 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. Small faded 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"). Small name label to front pastedown, rear endpaper cracked though hinge still tight, light wear to spine ends, otherwise bright and near fine. THE HAUNTED MAN AND THE GHOST'S 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 lovely custom clamshell case. Bookseller Inventory # 52966

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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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Charles Dickens

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Item Description: Chapman and Hall, 1843. Rilegato. Book Condition: ottimo. prima edizione. Charles Dickens. Christmas Books, Including: A Christmas Carol. In Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas. With Illustrations by John Leech. London: Chapman and Hall, 1843. First edition, first issue (i.e., "Stave I"), Todd first impression, first issue. Red and blue title-page, original yellow-coated endpapers (first state). Foolscap octavo. [i-viii], [1]2-166[-168] (blank). Eight illustrations by Leech, including the four hand-colored plates. [and:] Charles Dickens. 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. Foolscap octavo. [i-viii], [1]2-175[176]. First state engraved title and frontispiece by Daniel Maclise; intertextuals by Doyle, Leech, and Stanfield, second state of the ad in the rear. [and:] Charles Dickens. The Cricket on the Hearth. A Fairy Tale of Home. London: Bradbury and Evans, 1846 [i.e., December 1845]. First edition. Foolscap octavo. [i-viii], [1]2-174. Engraved title and frontispiece by Daniel Maclise. Twelve intertextual illustrations by various artists, chiefly John Leech. [and:] Charles Dickens. The Battle of Life. A Love Story. London: Bradbury and Evans, 1846. First edition. Foolscap octavo. [i-viii], [1]2-175[176]. Bound without Dombey ad. Engraved title (fourth state, Todd E1, Eckel 4) and frontispiece by Maclise; intertextuals by Maclise, Doyle, Stanfield and Leech. [and:] Charles Dickens. The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain. A Fancy for Christmas-Time. London: Bradbury and Evans, 1848. First edition. Foolscap octavo. [i-viii], [1]2-188. Lithographic frontispiece and title, plus additional text illustrations by Leech, Stone, Stanfield and Tenniel. Together, five volumes. In the original cloth. Christmas Carol rebacked, preserving the majority of the original spine, some soiling to boards, spine dull, some rubbing to binding. Half-title, front free endpaper, frontispiece, title-page, and Preface all restored at inner margin and re-attached, tape repair to verso of frontispiece, a tear to the upper edge of the title-page, previous owner's neat signature to half-title, bookplate on front pastedown. Chimes with spine repairs, spine worn and lightly chipped, joints torn, binding worn and soiled (especially at spine), free-endpapers re-mounted, several gutters either cracking or overopened. Cricket on the Hearth has a worn and toned spine, front joint with a small tear, some light wear and moderate soiling to boards, hinges just starting, bookseller's ticket on front pastedown, light soiling to endleaves. Battle of Life has torn joints (front joint almost entirely torn), spine toned, boards and spine worn, rear hinge and first gutter cracking, bookplate to front pastedown, bookseller's ticket and minor soiling to rear endleaves, fly-title with ownership signature. Haunted Man spine slightly worn and soiled, light rubbing to binding, hinges cracking. Despite some condition issues, this is a good set, with the earliest possible Christmas Carol. All volumes separately chemised, the entire set housed in a morocco-backed slipcase. The first edition of A Christmas Carol went on sale December 19, 1843 and by Christmas Eve every copy had sold out. Dickens had written a hugely popular work and, in so doing, created an instant classic. Within weeks of publication eight different stage adaptations of A Christmas Carol were playing in London theatres. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-15580885353

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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: 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. Smith, Dickens, II, 4, 5, 6, 8 and 9. HBS 67355. $9,500. Bookseller Inventory # 67355

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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

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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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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 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

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Item Description: London Chapman & Hall, 1843. 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"; text entirely uncorrected; 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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Dickens, Charles; Leech, John (illus.)

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Item Description: Chapman and Hall, London, 1843. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. First edition. 1843, First Edition, later issue (yellow endpapers, 'Stave One' on first page of text). Hardcover, short 8vo., in original copper cloth with gilt titles and decoration, yellow endpapers. 4 color plates and 4 woodcuts by Leech. A Good, restored copy. The spine cloth has been laid down, albeit an inch above where it was originally placed; some loss to gilt titles on spine as well. Reinforcement to inner and outer hinges, various discolorations, darkenings and stains to binding. Contents largely very good, light wear to edge of color frontispiece. Binding awkwardly stiff, but still a readable copy. Housed in a new, attractive chemise and leather slipcase. Not the prettiest copy of this classic, but a suitable first edition. Digital images available upon request. Bookseller Inventory # 0080588

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CHARLES Dickens

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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

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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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Dickens, Charles

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Item Description: 1843/2011, 1843. Hardcover. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. First Edition; First Printing. Recent 2011-13 replica in like new condition, of the 1843 first edition by Chapman & Hall, London. Book Condition: is unread. Red cloth blindstamped binding with gilt lettering, design and edges. FACSIMILE COPY of "the first edition duplicates the type and color pages precisely as appeared in the original 1843 first ed. This includes the color frontice. Small book, a little under 7 inches by 4 1/2. Illustrations by John Leech. This new issue was printed in China, and is a copy of the 1922 replica which copied the original 1843 first English edition. Original first edition was published about two weeks before Christmas 1843, in a first printing of 6,000 and sold out in one day. Nice collector's copy. ; 8vo; 166 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 10955

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