Dickens, A Christmas Carol, 1844, first edition, red and green title-page, yellow endpapers, Stave I
Dickens, A Christmas Carol, 1844, first edition, red and green title-page, yellow endpapers, Stave I
Dickens, A Christmas Carol, 1844, first edition, red and green title-page, yellow endpapers, Stave I
Dickens, A Christmas Carol, 1844, first edition, red and green title-page, yellow endpapers, Stave I
Dickens, A Christmas Carol, 1844, first edition, red and green title-page, yellow endpapers, Stave I
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Dickens, A Christmas Carol, 1844, first edition, red and green title-page, yellow endpapers, Stave I

Estimate: 5,000 - 7,000 GBP

Dickens, A Christmas Carol, 1844, first edition, red and green title-page, yellow endpapers, Stave I

Estimate: 5,000 - 7,000 GBP

Lot Sold:15,000GBP

Lot Details

Description

DICKENS, CHARLES

A Christmas Carol. In Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas. London: Chapman and Hall, 1844 [But 1843]


12mo (164 x 102mm.), FIRST EDITION, Todd's first impression, first issue, with 14-15mm. between closest points of blind-stamping and gold wreath of upper cover, the "D" of "Dickens" unbroken and the text uncorrected, engraved frontispiece and 3 plated hand-coloured and 4 woodcuts in the text by John Leech, half-title printed in green, title-page printed in red and green, "Stave I" on p.[1], 2pp. of publisher's advertisements at end, original cinnamon vertically-waved cloth, stamped in blind and gilt, cream endpapers, all edges gilt, previous ownership inscription on front pastedown endpaper, collector's red morocco and cloth folding box, spotting to verso of plates, restoration to hinges of plates, very minor tear to bottom margin of one plate, bumped, minor soiling to boards


REFERENCE:

Smitt II:4

Condition Report

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Charles Dickens: The Lawrence Drizen Collection
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