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

The Christmas Books: 5 Volume Set in Riviere Bindings

Dickens, Charles

Published by Chapman and Hall, London, 1886
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Attractive & well-bound set in red & gold. Leather and marbled paper. Printed "From the Sterotype Plates" of the 1st Editions. 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. 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 kept these books in print, most commonly assembled in a 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 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. If you were a High Victorian shopper and were looking for an deluxe set of books to buy as a gift for your father, this is what you would probably choose. We ship daily. Out to you w/tracking. Bookseller Inventory # 5000050511133

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Title: The Christmas Books: 5 Volume Set in Riviere...

Publisher: Chapman and Hall, London

Publication Date: 1886

Binding: Half Leather

Illustrator: Tenniel, Maclise, Leech, Stanfield, et al.

Book Condition:Very Good

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