2 volumes. An early printing of these holiday classics and including the most revered of Dickens' great books of Christmas. With 14 illustrations, by Dalziel, Green, Mahoney, etc in the first volume, and with 63 illustrations in the second volume, all by Leech, Stone, Tenniel and others as in the first editions. 8vo, publisher's original blue cloth lettered and ruled in gilt on the spine and decorated in blind on the upper cover. 392 pp., 16pp catalogue; 349 pp., 16pp catalogue Very fine and near pristine copies of each book with much of the textblocks still unopened, the cloth bright and without fading and with just the most minor evidence of age. A FINE AND HANDSOME SET, INCLUDING A COPY OF EACH OF THESE GREAT CLASSICS. Who better then Charles Dickens to bring to life stories both festive and haunting of the holiday season? This collected edition contains the shorter Christmas stories published in the two British weekly magazines Dickens edited in the 1850s and 1860s. Fifteen stories are included, begining with 1854's "Seven Poor Travelers" and ending with 1867's "No Thoroughfare". The text is from the edition that was carefully corrected by the author himself in 1867 and 1868. The copy of Christmas Books contains all five of the author's greatest contributions to Christmas literature. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: CHRISTMAS STORIES from 'Household Words' and...
Publisher: London Chapman and Hall 1893, 1894
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