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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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DICKENS, Charles.

Published by 1843-48 (1843)

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Item Description: 1843-48, 1843. FIRST EDITIONS. A CHRISTMAS CAROL. In prose. Being a ghost story of Christmas. With illustrations by John Leech. First issue. Chapman & Hall. 1843. Half title, hand-coloured frontispiece & plates, illus., 2pp ads. Red & blue titlepage, half title & verso of title printed in blue, "Stave 1" as the first chapter heading, uncorrected text, green endpapers. Original salmon-pink vertically-ribbed cloth; sl. marking, v. small knock to outer edge of back board. a.e.g. A beautiful copy. THE CHIMES: a Goblin story of some bells that rang an old year out and a new year in. Second issue. Bradbury & Evans for Chapman & Hall. 1845. Half title, frontispiece & additional engraved title, illus. by Daniel Maclise, Richard Doyle, John Leech, Clarkson Stanfield. Original red cloth. a.e.g. Fine. THE CRICKET ON THE HEARTH. A fairy tale of home. Second issue. Printed and published for the Author, by Bradbury & Evans. 1846. Half title, frontispiece & additional engraved title, illus. by Maclise, Doyle, Leech, Stanfield & Landseer, 2pp ads. Original red cloth. a.e.g. Fine. THE BATTLE OF LIFE. A love story: 4th issue. Bradbury & Evans. 1846. Half title, frontispiece & additional engraved title, illus. by Maclise, Doyle, Stanfield & Leech, 2pp ads. Original red cloth. a.e.g. Fine. THE HAUNTED MAN and The Ghost's Bargain. A fancy for Christmas-time. Bradbury & Evans. 1848. 2pp initial ads, frontispiece & additional engraved title, illus. by Tenniel, Stanfield, Stone & Leech. Original red cloth. a.e.g. Fine. In cloth slipcase. Smith Part II; 4, 5, 6, 8 & 9; primary bindings. A really nice bright set in original cloth. Bookseller Inventory # 58037

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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). 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 # 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

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 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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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 of each work, Christmas Carol is first issue. Numerous illustrations within the five 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, in handsome uniform full burgundy calf, the boards with gilt rule border, the spines with raised bands double ruled in gilt, 4 compartments with central gilt tool,two with green morocco labels gilt lettered, marbled endpapers and e.a.g. Each book with the gilt decorated original cloth from the upper board bound in, 'Chimes', 'Cricket' and "Christmas Carol" also with the gilt decorated cloth from the original spines bound in. All five books housed together in a red cloth-covered slipcase. A very handsome and appealing set, the calf bindings all in quite beautiful condition and very fine, the texts all very well preserved with a minimum of age evidence or mellowing. A VERY HANDSOME SET OF THE FIVE GREAT CHRISTMAS NOVELS PENNED BY CHARLES DICKENS. 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 in the first 24 hours. THE HAUNTED MAN AND THE GHOST'S BARGAIN was the last of Dickens' popular Christmas books and one that returns to the themes that brought him such success with A CHRISTMAS CAROL--misery and wrongdoing, realization, redemption and peace as a man blighted by sorrow discovers the true value of his life and of those around him. Like the other four books, it was enormously popular from its first printing and which was followed by countless editions through the years. A WONDERFUL SET OF FIRST EDITIONS OF SOME OF THE MOST FAMOUS AND TREASURED BOOKS OF ALL TIME. Bookseller Inventory # 27249

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DICKENS, Charles.

Published by 1843-48 (1843)

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Item Description: 1843-48, 1843. 1. A Christmas Carol. FIRST EDITION, 1st issue (Stave I). Chapman & Hall. Half title, hand-coloured front. & three plates by John Leech. 1843. 2. The Chimes. FIRST EDITION, 1st issue. Chapman & Hall. Half title, front., engr. title (first state) & illus. by Maclise, Doyle, Leech and Stanfield, initial ad. leaf. 1845. 3. The Cricket on the Hearth. FIRST EDITION, 2nd issue. Printed and published for the Author, by Bradbury & Evans. Front., engr. title, and illus. by Maclise, Doyle, Stanfield and Leech, final ad. leaf in the second state. 1846. 4. The Battle of Life. FIRST EDITION, 4th issue. Bradbury & Evans. Illus. by Maclise, Doyle, Stanfield and Leech, final ad. leaf. 5. The Haunted Man and the Ghost?s Bargain. FIRST EDITION. Bradbury & Evans. Front., engr. title & illus. by Tenniel, Stanfield, Stone and Leech, initial ad. leaf. Uniform full brown crushed morocco by Tout, spines gilt in compartments, gilt borders & dentelles, floral ornaments in each corner. a.e.g A v.g. handsome set. Smith II 4, 5, 6, 8 & 9. Bookseller Inventory # 67591

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The Christmas Carol with four other Christmas: Dickens, Charles

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.

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

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Item Description: London: Chapman & Hall, 1843–8, 1843. 5 volumes, small octavo (159 × 99 mm). Bound by Bayntun in crushed red morocco, raised bands, titles and leaf tooling to compartments gilt, Dickens's signature blocked to front boards gilt within single gilt rule, gilt edges, marbled endpapers and turn-ins richly gilt. Housed in a red cloth slipcase. A few light scuff marks to boards. Minor worm damage to head of rear joint of Cricket on the Heath. An excellent set. All volumes with the original cloth bound in at the end. Christmas Carol with the original green endpapers bound in at the end. Christmas Carol with hand-coloured frontispiece, 3 full-page hand-coloured plates, illustrations in the text; other titles with frontispiece, engraved title, and illustrations in the text. First editions of Dickens's famous sequence of annual Christmas books. First edition, first issue of A Christmas Carol, with the 1843 title page printed in blue and red, the title verso printed in blue, and the heading on page [1] in the first state, reading Stave I; The Battle of Life first edition, fourth issue as usual. Eckels pp. 110-25. Bookseller Inventory # 96577

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Dickens, Charles.

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Item Description: London v.d. London v.d. Illus, 6.5x4.5", gilt dec red cloth, a.e.g. Includes: A CHRISTMAS CAROL. 1843. Covers quite worn, cocked, inner hinges cracked, scattered foxing and staining, "Scrooge's third visitor" plate (edge frayed) inserted facing p130 (instead of p78) else good. FIRST EDITION, 2nd Issue (with "Stave One", red and blue title page, yellow end papers); b) THE CHIMES. 1845. Covers worn and soiled, very scattered staining else good. FIRST EDITION, 2nd state of vignette title page ("Chapman & Hall" outside illus); c) THE CRICKET ON THE EARTH. 1846. Covers worn and soiled, back cover badly ink stained, contents browned with one tiny hole on pp149-150. FIRST EDITION, with 2nd state ad in back (3 lines in italics): d) THE BATTLE OF LIFE. 1846. Covers worn and stained, rear inner hinge cracked, rear end paper with chipped corner and erasures, contents foxed. FIRST EDITION with vignette title page Todd E1, Eckel 4th issue; e) THE HAUNTED MAN. 1848. Covers worn, extremities bumped and frayed, tear in spine cover, front cover loose, overall wear else good with bright covers. FIRST EDITION. A rare treat, all five Christmas books together! And such early issues as well. A scarce find. A similar set recently (Nov. 2004) sold at auction for $14,000!. Bookseller Inventory # 95-3074

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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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DICKENS, Charles.

Published by 1843-48 (1843)

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Item Description: 1843-48, 1843. 1. A Christmas Carol. FIRST EDITION, 2nd issue (Stave One). Chapman & Hall. Half title. Hand-coloured frontispiece and three plates by John Leech. 1843. 2. The Chimes. FIRST EDITION, 2nd issue. Chapman & Hall. Half title, front., engr. title & illus. by Maclise, Doyle, Leech and Stanfield. 1845. 3. The Cricket on the Hearth. FIRST EDITION, Printed and published for the Author, by Bradbury & Evans. Front., engr. title, and illus. by Maclise, Doyle, Stanfield and Leech. 1846. 4. The Battle of Life. FIRST EDITION, 4th issue. Bradbury & Evans. Illus. by Maclise, Doyle, Stanfield and Leech. 5. The Haunted Man and the Ghost?s Bargain. FIRST EDITION. Bradbury & Evans. Front., engr. title & illus. by Tenniel, Stanfield, Stone and Leech. Uniform full red crushed morocco by Morrell of London, spines gilt in compartments, gilt borders & dentelles. All with the original cloth bound in at end. Booklabels of W.A. Foyle, Beeleigh Abbey. a.e.g A v.g. handsome set. Bookseller Inventory # 56718

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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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DICKENS Charles

Published by Chapman & Hall/ Bradbury & Evans 1843-1848 (1843)

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Item Description: Chapman & Hall/ Bradbury & Evans 1843-1848, 1843. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. five volumes, later half-leather over marbled boards, raised bands, ruled in gilt, illustrated (preface and one plate laid down first volume), advertisement leaves, origiinal decorated upper covers and spines bound in, all edges gilt, occasional spotting, minor dust-soiling, a handsome set; further information on individual titles and images available on request; comprises ‘A Christmas Carol. In Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas’ (third state), ‘The Chimes. A Goblin Story of Some Bells that Rang an Old Year Out and a New Year In’ (second state), ‘The Cricket on the Hearth. A Fairy Tale of Home’ (second state), ‘The Battle of Life. A Love Story’ (fourth state) and ‘The Haunted Man and the Ghost’s Bargain’; first editions. Bookseller Inventory # 15670

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Christmas Books: Dickens, Charles

Dickens, Charles

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Item Description: London: Chapman & Hall. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. (The Christmas Carol, The Chimes, The Cricket On The Hearth, The Battle Of Life, & The Haunted Man) In five volumes. I: A Christmas Carol (1843). First edition, second state. Re-bound and lacking ads. [viii] 166; II. The Chimes (1845) . Second edition. [viii] 175; III. The Cricket on the Hearth (1846). First edition. The scarce first state with the advert for Oliver Twist consisting of two lines of italic followed by the title "Oliver Twist." [viii] 174 [2]; IV. The Battle of Life (1846). First edition. With the fourth state vignette. [viii] 175 [2] V. The Haunted Man (1848). First edition. [viii] 188. Size of Vol. I: 4 in. x 6 ¼ in. Size of Vols. II-V: 4 ¼ in. x 6 ½ in. Vol. I: re-bound in marbled paper over boards, with leather spine and corner pieces. Marbled end-papers and edges. Title label on the spine which shows raised bands and gilt designs. Vols. II-V: Uniformly bound in red cloth, gilt designs on front cover, gilt titling on the spine, blind-stamps decorations on rear cover. All edges gilt. All volumes show some of the defects arising from age: light wear to edges and corners, fading to the spines. The cloths, uniform originally, are now different shades. The Haunted Man and Cricket in the Hearth show cracking to the cloth on the spine. Three have the names of former owners in ink, one has the sticker from a bookseller. A few frontispieces show age-related toning. Nevertheless, these are original editions of Dickens' Christmas books, in the editions and states as described. Altogether a very good set. Bookseller Inventory # LEH-122

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Item Description: London: Chapman and Hall n.d. c., 1890. Illustrated Library edition, 30 volumes, 8vo. Engraved plates throughout, marbled endpapers, sides and edges. Attractively bound in contemporary half calf, gilt blocked spines with raised bands and red and green labels, the latter mostly with some fading, one volume (Barnaby Rudge) recased, slight wear to a few tops of spines, otherwise a very handsome set. Bookseller Inventory # 14919

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DICKENS, Charles.

Published by 1886-93 (1886)

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Item Description: 1886-93, 1886. 1) A Christmas Carol . A Ghost Story of Christmas; 2) The Chimes - A Goblin Story .; 3) The Cricket on the Hearth .; 4) The Battle of Life - A Love Story; 5) The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain. London: Chapman and Hall, 1886-1893. Sm. 8vo. Uniformly bound in original publisher's gilt decorated red cloth. Illustrated throughout, plus adverts. An attractive set, now seldom offered. Bookseller Inventory # 229763

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DICKENS, Charles (1812-1870).

Published by London: Chapman and Hall 1886-7 (1886)

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Item Description: London: Chapman and Hall 1886-7, 1886. 5 volumes, small octavo. Illustrated with engravings by Sir Edwin Landseer, Maclise, Stanfield, F. Stone, Doyle, Leech and Tenniel. Publisher's decorative red cloth with gilt decoration, in the style of the original bindings. These are the first printings of this new edition, taken from the stereotype plates of the original edition, with a statement to that effect in each volume. A lovely fine set with uniform sunning to spines, housed in a custom-made morocco-spined leather clamshell case. A most attractive presentation of an important printing. Eckell [110]. Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature [254]. Bookseller Inventory # 42813

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DICKENS, Charles [PHIZ].

Published by London: Chapman and Hall, n.d. (1870). (1870)

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Item Description: London: Chapman and Hall, n.d. (1870)., 1870. The Charles Dickens Edition. 21 titles in 14 volumes (complete as published); Crown octavo, illustrated. Bound in original half brown morocco, gilt, with marbled sides, edges and endpapers. Some minor wear and rubbing but essentially a solid set. Most presentable. Each work has a new preface by Dickens. Book Collector No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'. Bookseller Inventory # 42606

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Item Description: Chapman and Hall, London. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Phiz, Cruikshank Browne et al (illustrator). Reprints. Fully illustrated. No dates but c.1860.11 volumes uniformly bound in half calf, raised bands, gilt, contrasting title labels, marbled boards, edges and endpapers. Armorial bookplates. A nice collection.Postage overseas will be extra at cost. Bookseller Inventory # 10838L7

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Dickens, Charles

Published by Chapman and Hall, 193, Piccadilly, London (1852)

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Item Description: Chapman and Hall, 193, Piccadilly, London, 1852. Leech, John. First authorized collected edition, with a new preface by Dickens. Wood-engraved frontispiece after John Leech, section-title to each story, text in double column. 266, [1] pp. 8vo. Issued as part of Chapman and Hall's Cheap Edition of the Works of Mr. Charles Dickens (pirated collected editions had previously appeared in the United States). cf. Gimbel/Podeschi D5 Publisher's blind-panelled green cloth gilt, yellow-coated endpapers, gilt spine slightly faded, corners and head and foot of spine just bumped. Frontispiece lightly foxed, else fine copy Wood-engraved frontispiece after John Leech, section-title to each story, text in double column. 266, [1] pp. 8vo First authorized collected edition, with a new preface by Dickens. Bookseller Inventory # 100526

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DICKENS, Charles (1812-1870).

Published by London: Chapman and Hall, 1886-1888. (1886)

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Item Description: London: Chapman and Hall, 1886-1888., 1886. Printed from the stereotype plates of the first editions. 5 vols. Small octavo. Bound in publisher's red cloth, each decorated with gilt motifs that reflect the subjects of the novels. All illustrated with engravings by artists such as John Leech, Daniel Maclise, and John Tenniel, amongst others. Bindings show minor and uniform sunning to spine, a little rubbing, with some bumping and fraying to corners and at spine ends. Internally clean and free from foxing. A tight, attractive set published in the same format as the first edition, contained in a custom-made marbled slip-case. Dickens' Christmas Books, beginning with A Christmas Carol in 1834 and finishing with The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain in 1848, are among his most popular and enduring works. They are tales intended for Christmas reading, and focus on the importance of domesticity, gratitude, and kindness in keeping with the spirit of Christmas. Bookseller Inventory # 44143

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

Charles Dickens

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Item Description: Chapman and Hall, 1852. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Leech (illustrator). 1st Edition. New Edition 1852. Frontispiece by John Leech (a larger version of his 'Mr. Fezziwig's Ball'). London: Chapman & Hall, 1852. Original blind-stamped green publisher's cloth with spines elaborately decorated in gilt. FIRST ENGLISH COLLECTED EDITION OF THE FIVE CHRISTMAS BOOKS and First "Cheap" Edition (actually volume 9 of the first and most important collected works of Dickens, with a new 1pp introduction by Dickens and a specially commissioned new frontispiece). Begun in 1847 with writings already published, Dickens added further titles to his "works" as he went along. Despite being called "cheap" -- these volumes are just as high quality in texture and ornamentation as his first editions. Works consists of A Christmas Carol, The Chimes, The Cricket on the Hearth, The Battle of Life, The Haunted Man and Hard Times. In the original publishers cloth which has been re-cased retaing most of the original spine and the endpapers. Book is very good with quite boards. Edges very lightly rubbed/age toned. Contents good. Heavy foxing to first few pages. Bookplate to front endpaper. Very un-common in the original cloth. More images can be taken upon request.Ref Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 014443

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The Christmas Books: 5 Volume Set in: Dickens, Charles

Dickens, Charles

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Item Description: Chapman and Hall, London, 1886. Half Leather. Book Condition: Very Good. Tenniel, Maclise, Leech, Stanfield, et al. (illustrator). Attractive & well-bound set in red & gold. Leather and marbled paper. Clean. Square and solid books, free from tears and free from cracks. No marks. The interiors of these books are attractive and bright. A bit of scuffing and rubbing to all exterior corners and edges; there is some wear to the soft leather of the backstrips, but the tiny gilt titles still make a nice impression -- this is a pleasantly and uniformly weathered set of Victorian books. This set consists of A Christmas Carol (1886), The Battle of Life (1886), The Chimes (1892), The Haunted Man (1886), and The Cricket on the Hearth (1886.) No foxing, no smells, no critters. ABOUT THIS SET: By 1848, Dickens had written the last of his Christmas Books and his publisher, Chapman and Hall, as one would expect, kept these books in print, most commonly assembled in a low end 5-books-in-one edition. However, in the late 1880's Chapman and Hall decided to take the original plates (and the original illustrations) of the Christmas Books and reprint them in a tidy 5 volume set. One popular binding style was red cloth with gold details, mimicking the 1st editions. This set is the more expensive version, bound by Riviere: red leather and marbled paper with matching endpapers and raised bands. Each volume in this set contains the legend that the book was bound using the plates of the 1st edition. All in all, a handsome set, a testament to Dickens' enduring popularity with the Victorians and to the special place that A Christmas Carol held then and holds now. If you were a well-heeled High Victorian shopper and were looking for an deluxe set of books to buy as a gift for your Dickens-loving father, this is what you would probably choose. We ship daily. Out to you w/tracking. Bookseller Inventory # 5000050511133

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Item Description: Chapman & Hall, 1886. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. All Five Volumes are with Frontis, Engraved Title-Page, & Other Illustrations By the Following: 1- John Leech; 2- Maclise, Doyle, Leech,& Stanfield; 3.- as 2 + Landseer; 4- Tenniel, Stanfield, Stone, & Leech; 5- Same as 2. (illustrator). CONTENTS: 1- A Christmas Carol. In Prose.being a Ghost Story of Christmas.1892.; 2- The Chimes: a Goblin Story.1892.; 3- The Cricket on the Hearth. a Fairy Tale of Home. 1890. 4-The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain. 1887; 5-The Battle of Life. a Love Story. 1886. Half-Title present in all five volumes. BINDING: The five volumes are bound by RIVIERE in matching half leather over marbled boards with five raised bands, gilt lettering to spines, matching marbled endpapers and top edges gilt. CONDITION: Scuffing to spines and edges; outer hinges starting to crack (but all covers firmly attached), one page crudely opened with a small loss (well away from the text); occasional light foxing, otherwise a very good, tight, clean & attractive set. Size: 6 3/4 X 4 1/4 Inches. (17 X 10.5 Cms.). Bookseller Inventory # 003278

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Item Description: London: Chapman and Hall -8, 1901. Authentic edition, 22 volumes, 8vo. Coloured frontispieces plus black and white illustrations throughout, small tear to one half title. Original gilt titled green cloth, t.e.g., some light marks and bumps otherwise a very good set. Published in 21 volumes, here with the additional volume of Miscellaneous Papers. Bookseller Inventory # 17630

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The Christmas Books - A Christmas Carol,: Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens

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Item Description: Chapman and Hall, UK, 1880. Three-Quarter Leather. Book Condition: Very Good. Leech (illustrator). New Edition. New Edition Circa 1880. Illustrated with engravings. Includes The Christmas Books - A Christmas Carol, The Chimes, The Cricket on the Hearth, The Battle of Life, The Haunted Man. Three quarter leather bound book with marbled boards and endpapers. Raised bands and gilt work. Book is very good and quite bright. Edges rubbed in places. Contents good with a Charles Dickens stamp to inner page. More images can be taken upon request. Ref 9055 Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 011517

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Dickens Charles

Published by London Chapman & Hall [n.d., ca. 1880] (1880)

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Item Description: London Chapman & Hall [n.d., ca. 1880], 1880. Early edition, complete in one volume. Complete with the illustrations by the original illustrators, Maclise, Stanfield, F. Stone, Doyle, Leech, and Tenniel. Tall 8vo, handsomely bound in contemporary tan three-quarter crushed morocco over marbled paper-covered boards, with marbled end-papers, the spine with raised bands ruled in gilt, gilt tooling in each gilt ruled compartment, two compartments lettered in gilt, t.e.g. [8], 465 pp. A fine copy, well preserved, the text-block spotless, the binding in uncommonly fine condition, tight and strong. EARLY SINGLE VOLUME EDITION OF THE GREAT CHRISTMAS BOOKS OF CHARLES DICKENS. The text includes ‘A Christmas Carol’, ‘The Chimes’, ‘The Cricket on the Hearth’, ‘The Battle of Life’, and ‘The Haunted Man’. 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 in the first 24 hours. THE HAUNTED MAN AND THE GHOST'S BARGAIN was the last of Dickens' popular Christmas books and one that returns to the themes that brought him such success with A CHRISTMAS CAROL--misery and wrongdoing, realization, redemption and peace as a man blighted by sorrow discovers the true value of his life and of those around him. Like the other four books, it was enormously popular from its first printing and which was followed by countless editions through the years. Bookseller Inventory # 27290

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Dickens, Charles [1812 - 1870]

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Item Description: Chapman and Hall, London, 1852. [4], 266 pp. Text double column. Frontis. 8vo. 7-3/8" x 4-7/8" Modest extremity wear to binding. Some foxing, primarily confined to preliminary & terminal leaves. 1 cm closed horizontal split to frontispiece fore-edge. Withal, a pleasing VG - VG+ copy. Period maroon half-sheep with marbled boards, red speckled edges 1st "Cheap" edition, & the 1st Collected Edition of the Christmas Books (cf. Gimbel D5). Bookseller Inventory # 5527.2

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Christmas Books. First English Collected Edition.: Dickens, Charles.

Dickens, Charles.

Published by Chapman and Hall, 1852 (1852)

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Item Description: Chapman and Hall, 1852, 1852. First Edition. Very good indeed. Ornate contemporary half calf leather. Gilt decorations on spine, along with green morroco title label and red morroco author label, as well as six raised bands. Marbled edges and endpapers. Frontispiece by John Leech. Initial leaves slightly foxed but the book is in remarkably excellent condition overall, especially the spine. Slight wear to corners. Hardback. No dj. Bookseller Inventory # 64858

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