It captures the zeitgeist of the mid-Victorian revival of the Christmas holiday. A charming five volume set in their original matching cloth and gilt work. Some scattered light foxing otherwise a very fine set of arguably the most influential and important nineteenth century tales of the Christmas season.  A Christmas Carol: FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, FIRST STATE, with uncorrected text, scarce yellow endpapers, and title page dated 1843. , 166, [2, ads] pp. Yellow endpapers.
Brown cloth boards, gilt cover design and spine titles, light shelf wear, toning. Decorative headpiece of "The Chimes. The Haunted Man and the Ghost s Bargain. Small 8vo, publisher's original red cloth with gilt decorations to the upper cover and spine pane, and with an elaborate blind decoration framing both covers. : [i-viii], -166, [2, ads] pp. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request.
7-5/8" x 5" Rare US collected edition (the first issue was 1848) of Dickens' 4 Christmas books, preceding the UK edition by 3 years.At the time of cataloguing, OCLC records only 4 institutional holdings, and we see no other copies on the market, with this the first time we've been able to offer a copy of this edition. (1848), From: Overall an about fine set. Seller Inventory # 3340. First edition, first issue.
Buddenbrooks, Inc. It captures the zeitgeist of the mid-Victorian revival of the Christmas holiday. Seller Inventory # 51244. Some Bells that Rang an Old Year Out and a New Year In. Very light and occasional spotting otherwise clean inside and out. (1845), From: Decorative headpiece of "The Chimes. state w/o "Bookhout.SC". The bindings are tight with NO cocking or leaning with minor wear to the boards. RARE FIRST EDITION IN A REFINED AND HANDSOME BINDING BY THE FRENCH BINDER S. DAVID.
Published by 5. First edition, first issue. All copies with yellow endpapers. The BiblioFile 'D' of Dickens on stamp to upper board is perfect, conforming to the description of the first impression, first issue binding in Smith (p.27). CHRISTMAS STORIES: Consisting of A Carol, The Chimes, The Cricket, Battle of Life.
"The Chimes" is Charles Dickens 1844 tale that concerns the disillusionment of hard working "Trotty" Veck. | Contact this seller All edges gilt. Engraved frontispiece and title page, 11 other illustrations by John Leech, Richard Doyle, and others. Seller Inventory # 49499. A Christmas Carol. Small octavo (6 3/8 x 4 inches; 163 x 102 mm). Scarce thus. Smith II 4, 5, 6, 8, 9. Matching marbled endpapers. Prior owner's inscription to the recto of front endpaper, A W R Chearles. | Contact this seller 1; uncorrected text throughout; red-and-blue printed title page, with four color etchings and four woodcuts, full-page color etchings. 4 ½ x 6 ¾ inches. 1st Edition. : [i-viii], -188 pp., with engraved frontis and title page, and 15 woodcuts in the text. A Fairy Tale of Home. 1st Edition. The name of the publishers is a part of the the vignette title page as per the first issue. Decorative Cloth and Board. 16mo. If you can, please make a small donation using the PayPal or Stripe button below (average donation is £2.50). The fragile nature of the bindings and popularity of the books from publication means that the majority of copies encountered in commerce are in repaired, restored or rebound state. Gilt to page edges. 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. More information about this seller
all edges gilt.
-1848, 1843. Published by First edition, first issue: i.e., "Stave I"; blue half-title and red and blue title. These are the 1st reprints using the original sterotupe plates. First American edition, variant title page without " Bookhout. The first Wiley and Putnam edition of Cricket may have been simultaneous with the Harper's 1846 edition.
If the more familiar text is a Christmas carol, The Chimes is a Christmas war song. Previous owner's gift inscription on the front free endpaper. It will make a great uproar I have no doubt." 175 pages.
London Chapman and Hall 1845, 1845. More information about this seller 96pp. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Complete with ad for A Christmas Carol on verso of the first leaf. Condition: Fine. Two-page spread of imps ringing bells at front, back endpapers. Ref 10264 Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. In addition to the engraved frontis and titlepage there are 11 woodcuts in the text. Original trimmed cloth from front board and spine bound in at the back. [viii], 175 pp.
Prior owner's inscription to the recto of front endpaper, A W R Chearles, Hatherop Rectory Glos. Dickens Centenary testimonial stamp to the contents leaf verso.
Smith II 4, 5, 6, 8, 9. A Superb First Edition Set of The Charles Dickens Christmas Books Beautifully Bound by Root & Son ca. [viii], [1-3]4-175, [1, colophon], [2, publisher's advertisements] pp. 31, [3 (blank)]; 32; 35, [1 (blank)]; 30, [2 (blank)]; 32; 72, 16 pp. Bradbury & Evans, Chapman & Hall, London, 1848. Dickens wrote The Battle of Life during a period of recuperation needed after illness attributed to overworking; despite being seriously indisposed he managed to complete the work, while working on Dombey and Son, though it was not as successful as his other Christmas books thus far. Spencer Baird Nichols (illustrator). A clean, near fine set (occasional marks to joints where tipped-in, old description to pastedown of 'Carol'), letters with associated folds and creases, cloth generally bright. The Haunted Man and the Ghosts Bargain. Fifteen in-text black and white illustrations after Leech, Stone, Stanfield and Tenniel. First edition.
1st Edition. Text is exceptionally clean. First Edition. The Christmas Books. More information about this seller
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