DICKENS (CHARLES) [Christmas Books], comprising: A Christmas Carol
Lot 114
DICKENS (CHARLES) [Christmas Books], comprising: A Christmas Carol
Sold for £1,560 (US$ 2,670) inc. premium
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DICKENS (CHARLES)
[Christmas Books], comprising: A Christmas Carol, first issue, with title-page in red and blue, "Stave I" chapter heading, green endpapers, half-title printed in blue, 4 hand-coloured engraved plates by John Leech, 4 illustrations in the text, ownership inscriptions (December, 1843) inside upper cover, and half-title (May, 1844), rebacked, preserving most of original spine, 1843; The Chimes: A Goblin Story, later issue, 2 engraved plates by Daniel Maclise, 1845, Chapman and Hall; The Cricket on the Hearth, 2 engraved plates by Daniel Maclise, slightly rubbed, 1846; The Battle for Life, fourth issue, 2 engraved plates by Daniel Maclise, bookplate of Sir John Rolt, frayed at extremities of spine, 1846; The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain, 2 plates by John Tenniel, split at lower joint, spine frayed, 1848, Bradbury and Evans, FIRST EDITIONS, illustrations, half-titles, and advertisement leaves, publisher's decorative cloth gilt, preserved together in a purpose-made slipcase and book box with "faux-spines" in red morocco gilt [Smith II.4-6, 8 and 9], 8vo

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