Published by New York: H.S. Nichols., 1914
Condition: Good. 16mo. 175 pp. Very good with edgewear on spine. Red cloth-covered boards with gilt and pictorial stamping on spine and front cover. Signed by publisher, H.S. Nichols. Includes an endorsement of certification of the ?facsimile edition of the excessively rare and almost unobtainable edition? by H.S. Nichols. Includes black and white illustrations by D. Maclise, R. Doyle, C. Stanfield and J. Leech. From the collection of the late Frederick Ruffner, Jr., founder of Gale Research, Detroit.
First Edition Signed
Bradbury & Evans, London 1846. 12°. (2)+ engraved frontespiece and titleleaf + (6)+176 pages. Woodcut illustrations by various artists. Bound in a lovely blue half calf binding, spine richly gilt with five raised bands (slightly, but evenly faded). Three edges gilt. Interior crisp and clean except for very slight soiling and darkening to the halftitle. Two bookplates inserted. The original red cloth with blindtooled borders on both boards and gilt decoration has been turned into a wonderful slipcae for the book. The binding and slipcase are signed by the Danish master bookbinder Anker Kyster. * First edition, fourth state of the title vignette [Eckel p. 122]. The fourth of Dickens' five Christmas stories. A very charming copy indeed.