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CHRISTMAS BOOKS

CHRISTMAS BOOKS

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CHRISTMAS BOOKS

by DICKENS, CHARLES

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  • Hardcover
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London: Chapman & Hall, 1852. First Edition Thus . Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket, As Issued. pp: [iv][1-3]4-266 [1]. The First Collected Edition of the Christmas Books. Bound in full deep red leather decorated with Dickens' book plate, and trimmed in gilt. Raised bands and gilt trim to spine. All edges rough cut.

Synopsis

The first edition of Dicken’s classic work A Christmas Carol, was published in 1843. It was a runaway success, and Dickens went on to write dozens of follow up Christmas tales over the next 25 years. Many of these stories are bundled in collections, titled Christmas Stories  or  Christmas Books. The first four Christmas books published after the success of A Christmas Carol were: The Chimes: A Goblin Story of Some Bells that Rang an Old Year Out and a New Year In (1844), The Cricket on the Hearth: A Fairy Tale of Home (1845), T he Battle of Life: A Love Story  (1846), The Haunted Man and the Ghost’s Bargain: A Fancy for Christmas-Time  (1848).  After the success of these stand-alone books, Dickens began to write and edit special Christmas-themed issues of Household Words, a twopenny journal he launched in 1850. He collaborated with well-known authors, as well as wrote his own stories. You can find multiple bound editions of these early stories from Household Words , such as "What Christmas Is" (1851), "The Poor Relation's Story "(1852), "The Schoolboy's Story" (1853), "The Seven Poor Travellers" (1854), "The Holly-Tree Inn" (1855), "A House to Let" (1858), "The Haunted House" (1859), "A Message from the Sea" (1860), and "Somebody's Luggage" (1862).

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Bookseller
MAPLE RIDGE BOOKS CA (CA)
Bookseller's Inventory #
005242
Title
CHRISTMAS BOOKS
Author
DICKENS, CHARLES
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket Condition
No Jacket, As Issued
Quantity Available
1
Edition
First Edition Thus
Publisher
Chapman & Hall
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1852
Weight
0.00 lbs
Keywords
Cricket on The Hearth, A Christmas Carol, The Chimes, The Battle of Life, The Haunted Man, Novellas, Christmas experiences, Haunted houses,

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Raised Band(s)
Raised bands refer to the ridges that protrude slightly from the spine on leather bound books. The bands are created in the...
Jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps...
First Edition
In book collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in...
Plate
Full page illustration or photograph. Plates are printed separately from the text of the book, and bound in at production. I.e.,...
Gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...
Edges
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a...
Spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....

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