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The Cricket on the Hearth. A Fairy Tale of Home - Dickens, Charles - 1846. 
First edition, second printing. London, printed and published for the author, by Bradbury and Evans, 90, Fleet Street, and Whitefriars, 1846. (8), 174, (2) pp. + 1 engraved frontispiece and 1 engraved title-leaf. Illustrated. Publisher's decorated and blindstamped red cloth with gilt edges. Boards with some faint, trifle soiling. Spine just slightly slanted, spine ends and corners just slightly bumped, the cloth of the front joint with ca 2 cm tear, binding still firm. A couple of pages with some slight foxing, interior else fine. A well-kept copy of what supposedly is the second printing of Dickens' third Christmas book. With the advertisement at the rear announcing a "New edition of Oliver Twist", followed by three lines in italics. Supposedly the second printing of the first edition of Dickens' third Christmas book.
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