DICKENS, CHARLES. 1812-1870. [Christmas Books.]
Lot 5178
DICKENS, CHARLES. 1812-1870. [Christmas Books.]
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DICKENS, CHARLES. 1812-1870. [Christmas Books.] DICKENS, CHARLES. 1812-1870. [Christmas Books.]
Lot Details
DICKENS, CHARLES. 1812-1870.
[Christmas Books.] 5 titles:
1. A Christmas Carol. London: Chapman & Hall, 1843. [viii], 166, [2] pp. Four hand-colored engraved plates and illustrations in the text by John Leech. Faded period inscription to half-title, some faint spots. FIRST ISSUE with title-page in red and blue, dated 1843, "stave I" on p 1.
2. The Chimes. London: Chapman and Hall, 1845. [viii], 175, [1] pp. Additional engraved title, frontispiece, illustrations throughout by John Leech, Richard Doyle, and others. A few faint spots, but generally clean. FIRST STATE with publisher's name engraved on additional title.
3. The Cricket on the Hearth. London: for the author by Bradbury and Evans, 1846. [viii], 174, [2] pp. Additional engraved title, frontispiece and illustrations throughout by John Leech, Richard Doyle and others. Minor toning, else internally clean. FIRST EDITION, with second state of advertisement leaf.
4. The Battle of Life. London: Bradbury & Evans, 1846. [viii], 175, [3] pp. Additional engraved title, frontispiece, illustrations throughout by Daniel Maclise, Richard Doyle, John Leech and others. Lightly toned, but generally internally clean. FIRST EDITION, with 4th state of engraved title as often found.
5. The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain. London: Bradbury & Evans, 1848. [viii], 188 pp. Additional engraved title, frontispiece and illustrations throughout by John Tenniel, John Leech and others. Generally internally clean. FIRST EDITION.
All bound in full crimson morocco, spine gilt, upper covers with morocco inlay vignettes depicting characters from each of the works, a.e.g., all with original cloth bound in at rear, for Henry Sotheran. Custom cloth slipcase. Mild fading to original cloth on some volumes, spines somewhat sunned.
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