Originally Published in 1843 by Chapman & Hall. A GHOST STORY OF CHRISTMAS. WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY JOHN LEECH. CHAPMAN & HALL, 186, STRAND. There are Four Full Page Beautiful Colour Illustrations.There are Four Black & White, Vignettes, and the detail is sublime. EXACT WORDING ON PREFACE PAGE READS. I have endeavoured in this Ghostly little book, to raise the ghost of an Idea, which shall not put my readers out of humour with themselves, with each other, with the season, or with me. May it haunt their houses pleasantly, and no one wish to lay it.
Their faithful Friend and Servant, - C. [as it is a true facsimile reproduction of the first issue from 1843]. 6¾ inches tall by 4¼ inches wide by ¾ of an inch deep. Red boards with the beautiful Golden-Gilt Christmas garland of holly leaves with the title held within. The box is in a beautiful condition.Red covered faux leather boards, rich in colour, with the same golden gilt garland of leaves and holly, and the title of. A CHRISTMAS CAROL BY CHARLES DICKENS. There is more gold/gilt decoration to the spine and there is blank tooled embossing around the perimeter of both the front and back boards. This too is in a mint condition. Magnificent Gold/Gilt decorated edging to all three sides of the pages and when the book is closed it looks almost magical. The blank endpages are adhered to their inner respective boards, this was often done to strengthen the page block.
The inner pages are of a good quality paper stock. Illustrations within are very detailed and accompany the story beautifully.Story consists of 166 pages with another 2 pages of advertisements at the back of the book. The inner book/pages are in a mint condition. An investment at any time of the year. Australia & Canada are Tracking or Signed.
I tend to go for Signed in these cases. The item "A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens 1843 In Beautiful Red & Gold Slipcase" is in sale since Monday, August 31, 2020. This item is in the category "Books, Comics & Magazines\Fiction".
The seller is "modern_first_printings" and is located in EAST SUSSEX. This item can be shipped worldwide.