DICKENS, CHARLES.  1812-1870.
Lot 2225
DICKENS, CHARLES. 1812-1870.
Sold for US$ 3,900 inc. premium
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DICKENS, CHARLES. 1812-1870.
[Christmas Books] 5 volumes:
1. A Christmas Carol. London: Chapman & Hall, 1853. [8], 166 pp. Illustrated with 4 hand-colored plates and illustrations in the text by John Leech. Front free endpapers detached. First edition dated 1843, title-page in red and blue, and "Stave I" on page 1. Smith 4.
2. The Chimes: A Goblin Story. London: Chapman and Hall, 1845. [8], 175, [1] pp. Engraved frontispiece and additional title-page by Daniel Maclise, illustrations throughout. Front free endpapers partially detached. First edition, second state with publisher's name printed below on engraved title-page. Smith 5.
3. The Cricket on the Hearth. London: for the Author by Bradbury and Evans, 1846. [8], 174, [2] pp. Engraved frontispiece, additional engraved title-page, and illustrations throughout. First edition, second state. Smith 6.
4. The Battle of Life. London: Bradbury & Evans, 1846. [8], 175, [1]. Engraved frontispiece, additional engraved title-page, and illustrations throughout. First edition, fourth state without imprint on engraved title. Smith 8.
5. The Haunted Man and The Ghost's Bargain. London: Bradbury & Evans, 1848. [8], 188 pp. Engraved frontispiece, additional engraved title-page, and illustrations throughout. Frontispiece and additional title detached. First edition. Smith 9.

All titles bound uniformly in full red levant, spine lettered in gilt, red levant doublures with pictorial morocco onlay, t.e.g., by Samblancx-Weckesser. Spines somewhat darkened, joints rubbed or cracked on all volumes, light shelfwear.
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