2 April 2008
DICKENS, Charles. Dickens' Christmas Story of Goblins Who Stole a Sexton. New York: McLoughlin Bros, [ca 1867].
8o (192 x 151 mm). 32 pages sewn as issued. Frontispiece and numerous illustrations in the text by Thomas Nast. (Lightly browned.) Original hand-colored pictorial stiff paper wrappers (lightly soiled, a bit chipped); red cloth gilt slipcase. Provenance: Henry K. Van Sirlen (bookplate); Clara B. and Edward C. Daoust (bookplate; their sale American Art Association, New York, 1929, lot 81); Kenyon Starling (bookplate).
Originally published as the story told by Wardle on Christmas Eve in The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, Part X, January 1837. Davis, p. 312; Yale/Gimbel B9.
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