Dickens, A Christmas Carol, 1846, eleventh edition, first Bradbury and Evans edition, author's copy with bookplate
Dickens, A Christmas Carol, 1846, eleventh edition, first Bradbury and Evans edition, author's copy with bookplate
Dickens, A Christmas Carol, 1846, eleventh edition, first Bradbury and Evans edition, author's copy with bookplate
Dickens, A Christmas Carol, 1846, eleventh edition, first Bradbury and Evans edition, author's copy with bookplate
Dickens, A Christmas Carol, 1846, eleventh edition, first Bradbury and Evans edition, author's copy with bookplate
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Dickens, A Christmas Carol, 1846, eleventh edition, first Bradbury and Evans edition, author's copy with bookplate

Estimate: 9,000 - 12,000 GBP

Dickens, A Christmas Carol, 1846, eleventh edition, first Bradbury and Evans edition, author's copy with bookplate

Estimate: 9,000 - 12,000 GBP

Lot Sold:15,000GBP

Lot Details

Description

DICKENS, CHARLES

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

 

REFERENCE:

Smith II:4A


PROVENANCE:

J. Ingersoll Bowdich (ownership inscription dated Dec 25th, 1880)

Condition Report

Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate.


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Saleroom Notice

Please note, the upper board is detached and the lower hinge is split, The text block is, therefore, separate from the binding. This book is preserved within a collector's red cloth chemise and morocco-backed slipcase.
Charles Dickens: The Lawrence Drizen Collection
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