There is nothing more synonomous with the holiday season than Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. AbeBooks booksellers present an impressive collection of Dickens classics from Great Expectations to Oliver Twist.

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

Fine, sumptuous copy with Dickens portrait, in slipcase. Bound Cosway-style by Bayntun-Riviere in full red crushed levant morocco with five raised bands, spine and covers elaborately tooled and lettered in gilt with the front cover set with a large oval miniature painting of Dickens under glass, gilt dentelles, silk doublures and endpapers, all edges gilt. Housed in a red cloth slipcase. First Edition full morocco. $34,500

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Great Expectations

Great Expectations

Chapman and Hall, London, 1861 First Edition, first issue. [One of 1000 copies]. 3 volumes. Original violet wavy-grained cloth, the covers with floral decoration within linear border stamped in blind, spines lettered in gilt. Housed in a very handsome full red morocco solander box, gilt titles to spine and blind rule to sides. Recased with end papers neatly, reinserted and neat repairs to head and foot of spines, faded, with section at top of each cover retaining original colouring where old label [possibly library lending label] has been remove, gilt on spines dulled. Overall a good copy of this extremely scarce title. $48,968.80

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A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities

In original 7/8 parts 1st issue with 213 misnumbered 113. 16 plates "advertiser" complete in parts 1-4 including the Cornhill Magazine leaf in final part . Part 1 with slip announcing discontinuance of Household words. additional advertisements publishers blue printed wrappers, partly unopened, lower wrapper of parts 7/8 substituted with part3, neatly rebacked in blue solendar box. Title page in part 7/8. $11,700

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The Personal History of David Copperfield

The Personal History of David Copperfield

First edition. Bound by Bayntun in full navy blue levant morocco, front panel with hand-painted miniature on ivory of a young Dickens (measuring 3’’ x 2½’’). Raised bands to spine and elaborate gilt borders and tooling to spine, both panels and dentelles. All edges gilt with silk lined end papers. Thirty nine steel engraved plates by Halbot Brown. Internally very clean. Slight fading to the spine, but a fine copy. An excellent example of a Cosway-style binding and beautiful copy of Dickens’ own favourite amongst his novels. $9,695.82

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Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist

Cruikshank, George (illustrator). First Edition. By "Boz", 3 vols., 1st ed., 1st issue, 1838, half-titles to first and second vols., twenty-three (of 24) etched plates by George Cruikshank, 4pp pubs. ads. at rear of vol. 1, lower outer corner of pp. 47/48 (text, not plate) to vol. 1 torn and crudely repaired without loss to text, lacks frontispiece (with ads. to recto) in vol. 3, some spotting and browning to plates, recased with plain endpapers and orig. spines relaid, moderately rubbed and some wear to extremities, spines a little faded. First issue with 'Boz' on title and with the 'Fireside' plate in vol. 3. Original reddish brown blind stamped cloth, spines lettered in gilt, all 3 volumes with the binding variant of horizontally-ribbed cloth with less intricate arabesque design in blind and without publisher’s imprint at the base of the spine. $4,750

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The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit

The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit

Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Phiz (illustrator). First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Book Description: London: Chapman & Hall. First Edition. First State, 1844. Rebound in half burgandy leather and marble paper with marbled end plates. Some wear to exterior on front and back and especially at edges. (Original brown cloth cover is bound into end of copy). First marbled page is loose from binding. Paper patch repairs to top right hand pages up to title page. Moderate foxing to all illustrations by Phiz. No ads. Very tight binding and a clean copy. $1831.43

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Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby

Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby

Charles Dickens -- 1st Edition 1st Printing -- Near Fine/None-- copy of The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. 8vo. Half-title, verso blank + Frontispiece + [v] + viii-xvi + [1]-624 pp. Mixed State: "letter" has been corrected from "latter" in the sixth line from the bottom of page 160. Even so, the "Chapman & Hall" imprint is present at the bottom of the plates up to page 45, which Eckel claims were omitted in later impressions. Also, "visiter" is not corrected to "sister" in the seventeenth line of page 123. Finely bound by Zaehnsdorf in contemporary straight-grain brown calf with marbled endpapers. $2,500.00

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The Posthumous Papers Of The Pickwick Club

The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

Quarto, 609 pp. Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in half purple morocco & lighter silke moir original dust-jacket. With 43 plates of illustrations by R. Seymour and Phiz. First book edition, first issue (with two Chapter III's, see Eckel, pp56-58) of one of Dickens' most amusing and best loved novels, the story of Mr. Samuel Pickwick and his companions and fellow club-members, Tupman, Snodgrass, and Winkle, and their quite preposterous adventures. Pickwick Papers was Dickens' first novel and as such is an essential item in any collection of his works. This copy in a very attractive late 19th century binding by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Usually occasional foxing, generally fine condition. $3,500.00

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