2 April 2008
DICKENS, Charles. Christmas Books. Chapman & Hall, 1852.
8o (187 x 122 mm). One-page publisher's advertisements at end. Wood-engraved frontispiece after John Leech (stained). (Some spotting, staining and marginal tears.) Original green cloth, covers decorated in blind, spine decorated and lettered in gilt, uncut (color retouched, rubbed, bookplates and inscriptions removed from endpapers); quarter red leatherette gilt folding case. Provenance: Goring's Circulating Library (blindstamps); Kenyon Starling (bookplate).
FIRST ENGLISH COLLECTED EDITION with a new preface dated 1852 for this issue in the Cheap Edition. No advertisements on endpapers. Yale/Gimbel D5.
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