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A Christmas Carol.
(1938) The John C. Winston Company,, Philadelphia: 1938 - octavo, xxix, 130 pp. Illustrations by Everett Shinn. With an 8 page introduction by Lionel Barrymore. Barrymore performed the part of Scrooge in the first radio production. The dedication page has facsimile signatures of both Shinn and Barrymore. The Shinn illustrations include 12 full page color lithographs, color endpapers and many line drawings in the margins. With a facsimile of page 62 from the original manuscript. The book is set into a cardboard frame within a slightly larger box with lid. The lid has a large pictorial label of Shinn's illustration of old Mr. Fezziwig's Christmas party. Under the book is the original ribbon pull which is intact. As part of this Deluxe Gift package are six of the Shinn illustrations from the book, each 5.5" x 6.25" mounted on flexible board 10" x 12", with the six inside the original glassine envelope. The glassine packet is loosely set into a gold cardboard mock frame which fits snugly on top of the tray inset containing the book. The corners of the tray for the book are broken and were repaired with transparent tape. The book is very fine, bright and clean. The mounted illustrations are without flaw though the glassine envelope has some tears and chips areound the edges. The gold cardboard mock frame is fine, The lid has scuffing at edges with minor soiling. red cloth stamped in gilt, in original publisher's box. T.e.g. First printing of this Deluxe Gift Edition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Colophon Book Shop, ABAA]
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