London, South Kensington
6 June 2006
DICKENS, Charles (1812-70). A Christmas Carol. London: William Heinemann, New York: J. B. Lippincott, 1915. 4° (290 x 229mm). 12 mounted coloured plates on brown paper, 20 black and white drawings, pictorial endpapers, all by Arthur Rackham (last few leaves very lightly waterstained, affecting the last leaf of text and endpaper more, occasional marginal spotting). Contemporary vellum gilt (lacking ties, spotted). Provenance: "For Beatrice Griffiths from an old admirer" (inscription on front blank, dated Christmas 1915); Repton School (bookplate). NUMBER 514 OF 525 COPIES SIGNED BY THE ARTIST. COPIES 501-525 ARE FOR PRESENTATION. Latimore & Haskell A44; Riall p.124.
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