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1843 CHRISTMAS BOOKS A CHRISTMAS CAROL CHARLES DICKENS 1ST EDITION 1ST ISSUE 5 BOOK COMPLETE SET ILLUSRATED THE CHIMES HAUNTED MAN & GHOST'S BARGAIN BATTLE OF LIFE VERY RARE $$$
London, Chapman and Hall 1843 - Charles Dickens; 1843-48; First Editions; London, Chapman & Hall, Bradbury & Evans; Rebound Leather; Illustrated by John Leech, Maclise, Doyle, Stanfield; Each About 150-200 Pages, Ads; w4.2"xh6.7"; Original Cloth Covers Bound in Backs; Extremely Rare!!! Complete Five Volume Set. ATTRIBUTES: Five Brilliant, sleek Maroon Cloth cover designs with Red Morocco leather bindings/corners, ornate gold floral bindings, gold tops of pages, with pretty frontispieces/vignette titles pages, (Color Frontispiece/Three Color Plates to A Christmas Carol), with lots of Excellent Illustrations and each with original cloth covers bound in back and some Legendary Classics from the Famed Author; FIRST ISSUE OF A CHRISTMAS CAROL!!! CONTENTS INCLUDED: 1) A Christmas Carol. London: Chapman & Hall, 1843. 1st ed., 1st issue with "Stave I" chapter heading, date in Roman numerals to title, title in red and blue, and half-title in blue. With 4 stunning color plates in nice condition. Small stain to front board, few spots to margins, else a Near Fine copy. 2) The Chimes: A Goblin Story. London: Chapman and Hall, 1845. 1st ed., 1st issue with publisher's imprint at the bottom margin of the title page and page number 39 numbered correctly. Illustrated. A clean and Very Good copy. 3) The Battle of Life. A Love Story. London: Bradbury & Evans, 1846. 1st ed., 4th issue of title vignette. Illustrated. Small stain to rear board, minor instances of soiling and edge-toning. Clean and Very Good. 4) The Cricket on the Hearth. London: Bradbury & Evans, 1846. 1st ed., 2nd state. A few top page-ends bumped, very mild age-tone. Clean and Very Good. 5) The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain. Bradbury & Evans, 1848. 1st ed., with first numeral on page 166 undamaged. some age-toning. Very Good. BACKGROUND: Charles John Huffam Dickens (7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's most memorable fictional characters and is generally regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian period.During his life, his works enjoyed unprecedented fame, and by the twentieth century his literary genius was broadly acknowledged by critics and scholars. His novels and short stories continue to be widely popular. CONDITION: Conditions are Good+/Very Good. Small wear to edges, darkening to hinges/near edges, little color over a few dark marks to leather, little spotting mainly to margins here and there, few bound in spine cloths are tattered/missing some, most pages/hinges/text blocks are very good for over 155 years old!!! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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