Dickens, A Christmas Carol, 1846, eleventh edition, first Bradbury and Evans edition, author's copy with bookplate
Estimate: 9,000 - 12,000 GBP
A Christmas Carol. In Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas. London: Printed And Published for the Author by Bradbury and Evans, 1846
12mo (169 x 106mm.), AUTHOR'S OWN COPY WITH HIS BOOKPLATE, eleventh edition, first Bradbury and Evans issue, 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, Dickens' bookplate with lion and star and additional plate reading "From the Library of Charles Dickens, Gadshill Place, June, 1870", contemporary half morocco over marbled boards, marbled endpapers, all edges marbled, collector’s red cloth chemise and morocco-backed slipcase, lower paste down endpaper chipping, upper board detached, lower hinge split, rubbed
J. Ingersoll Bowdich (ownership inscription dated Dec 25th, 1880)
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