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ANTIQUARIAN BOOK

A Christmas Carol.

DICKENS (Charles).

DICKENS (Charles).

A Christmas Carol.In prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas.

With illustrations in black and white and frontispeice in colour by John Leech.

Fourth Edition. 8vo. [168 x 110 x 16 mm]. viii, 166, [2] pp. Bound in contemporary red cloth, blocked and lettered in gilt to the spine and font cover and blocked in blank to the covers, with yellow glazed endleaves and gilt edges. (Heavy fading to the spine and covers with the corners and head and tail of spine knocked with some loss, slight staining to the covers). London: Chapman & Hall, 1844

With pencil marking on the front free endpaper and book owner's inscriptions further into the book reading 'Eliza Ritchards' and 'Alfred J. Waterman 1886'. this book is a Fourth Edition. There is some contention over true first editions of this book, however there was a trial period in which both green and yellow endpapers were used, Dickens favoured the green, so true first editions are described as having green endleaves. These green endpapers were chalky and expensive so the publishers had to revert back to the yellow endpapers so the retail price of 5 shillings could be justifiable.

Stock no. ebc4942

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Price: £950

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