A Christmas Carol. In Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas. London: Chapman and Hall, 1843
12mo (163 x 101mm.), second edition, corrected text, engraved frontispiece and 3 plates hand-coloured and 4 woodcuts in the text by John Leech, half-title printed in blue, title-page printed in red and blue, "Stave One" on p., 2pp. of publisher's advertisements at end, original cinnamon vertically-waved cloth, stamped in blind and gilt, cream endpapers, all edges gilt, collector's red cloth chemise and morocco-backed slipcase, small ink spot on title-page, first gathering slightly loose, slightly leaning, rubbed
John Elliot Jr (his bookplate)
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