Charles Dickens

A Christmas Carol

Chapman and Hall


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First edition, first impression of Dickens' A Christmas Carol.

  • Charles Dickens (English).
  • Illustrated by John Leech (English).
  • A Christmas Carol. In Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas With illustrations by John Leech.
  • London: Chapman and Hall, 1843.
  • Small octavo.
  • Hand-colored etched frontispiece with tissue-guard, three further hand-colored plates and various etched vignettes within the text.
  • Bound in publisher's cinnamon cloth with all edges gilt.

Condition Report

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The first five leaves of text from the Preface onwards with creases to upper, outer corners (not affect text).

Occasional light spotting but not consistent.

Historic professional repair to part of the rear joint.

Slight cocking of spine.

General rubbing and toning commensurate with age.

Contemporary ownership name to front free endpaper.


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