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Dickens, Charles.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL. IN PROSE. BEING A GHOST STORY OF CHRISTMAS. WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY JOHN LEECH. CHAPMAN AND HALL, 1843
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Dickens, Charles.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL. IN PROSE. BEING A GHOST STORY OF CHRISTMAS. WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY JOHN LEECH. CHAPMAN AND HALL, 1843
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 10,000 GBP
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Dickens, Charles.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL. IN PROSE. BEING A GHOST STORY OF CHRISTMAS. WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY JOHN LEECH. CHAPMAN AND HALL, 1843
12mo, first edition, first impression, first issue, with 14-15mm between closest points of blindstamping and goldwreath on upper cover and the 'D' of 'Dickens' unbroken, with uncorrected text, engraved frontispiece and 3 plates coloured by hand and 4 woodcuts in the text all by John Leech, "Stave I" on p.1, red and blue title page, half-title and verso of title printed in blue, pale yellow endpapers, 2pp. of advertisements at the end, original cinammon vertically-waved cloth, stamped in blind and gilt, all edges gilt, some very slight sunning on the spine, a few small marks to the binding
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Literature

Smith II:4

Catalogue Note

A near fine copy of the novella in which Dickens "almost singlehandedly created the modern idea of Christmas" (Peter Ackroyd, Dickens).

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