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DICKENS, Charles:
THE CHRISTMAS BOOKS: A Christmas Carol; The Chimes: A Goblin Story; The Cricket On The Hearth: A Fairy Tale Of Home; The Battle Of Life: A Love Story; The Haunted Man and The Ghosts Bargain.
London: Chapman and Hall & Bradbury and Evans. 1843 -1848. First editions. First editions. Five volumes, each entirely unsophisticated in the publisher's original cloth. F'scap 8vo. All edges gilt. A Christmas Carol is better than very good, the [Todd's first issue] binding firm with a little bumping at the extremities, the reddish brown cloth clean and the gilt bright. Spine a little rolled. The contents with a contemporary previous owner's inscription to the front endpaper and the occasional foxing spot to the margins are otherwise clean and bright throughout. A very attractive example; The Chimes is in near fine condition, the binding square and firm, the red cloth bright and without fading. The contents with a few light spots and a small contemporary ink inscription to the front endpaper are otherwise clean throughout; The Cricket on the Hearth is a near fine copy, the binding square and firm, the red cloth with a hint of darkening to the spine. The contents with a previous owner's bookplate to the front pastedown are otherwise clean throughout; The Haunted Man is better than very good, the binding square and firm with a little bumping at the spine tips, the red cloth a touch darkened at the spine. The contents, with a few light foxing spots to the reverse of the frontispiece, are otherwise clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps; The Battle of Life is a near fine copy, the binding square and firm with a little bumping at the spine tips, the red cloth and gilt remains bright. The contents with a small ownership name to the front endpaper a … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Lucius Books [United Kingdom]
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