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Dickens, Charles (1812-1870) A Christmas Carol, in Prose, Being a Ghost Story of Christmas

Auction:
2687B
Lot:
112
Sold for:
$6,000

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2687B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 17, 2013 11:00AM

Description:

Dickens, Charles (1812-1870) A Christmas Carol, in Prose, Being a Ghost Story of Christmas. London: Chapman & Hall, 1843.
First edition, first issue, title printed in red and blue, half-title and title verso printed in blue, "Stave I" on first page of text, hand-colored frontispiece and three plates by John Leech, four wood engravings in the text by W.J. Linton; green endleaves, one leaf of ads at the end, bound in publisher's brown cloth, with blind and gilt stamping, a.e.g., slightly cocked, some rubbing to head and tail, small tear on spine with slight loss of fabric, back board slightly discolored, housed in a custom-made half-morocco clamshell box, 6 1/2 x 4 in.
Estimate $5,000-7,000


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A Christmas Carol, London, John Leech

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