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A Christmas Carol - very rare

A Christmas Carol - very rare

Regular price $435.00 USD
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Fine facsimile of the 1843 Chapman & Hall first edition. Contains only the original material and no modern introduction, title page, etc. Dark red smooth coated boards, finely detailed gilt cover and spine design, light shelf wear, hinge crease at front top binding. Front board features ornate blind-stamped borders. Very attractive. Bright gilded text block at all sides. Pages near fine. No inscription or writing inside. Features facsimile of the original title page and frontispiece from Chapman & Hall of 186 Strand in London. Bind good, square; hinges intact. Graced with the original charming illustrations in richly subdued colors and a few partial-page b&w designs by John Leech, as the first edition. Illustrations much more clear and detailed than earlier facsimiles from 1920, etc. Very good facsimile of the ultra rare original first edition.

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