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A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens - Hardcover - 1920 - from CraigsClassics and

A Christmas Carol

by Charles Dickens

Condition: Very Good

This is a handsome, facsimile copy of the 1st edition of "A CHRISTMAS CAROL" by Charles Dickens. 1920; Little, Brown, and Company; New York. The book features the original title page, frontispiece, illustrations (some in color), etc. of the original 1843 1st edition published by Chapman & Hall in London. Decorative covers with gilt on all edges of the text block.

Clean covers and spine with no stains; the lettering on the spine has faded; bright gilt lettering and decorations on the front cover; sharp corners. Tight binding with no cracks and no loose pages. Bright gilt all edges. 1" tear at the top edge of page 131. Small, light stain spot at the top edge of pages 6 & 7. The pages are mostly clean and white with no writing found. Overall the book is in very good condition.

The full title of Charles Dickens' most famous work is technically A Christmas Carol in Prose, Being a Ghost-Story of Christmas. This novella was published on December 19, 1843, and the first edition run of 6000 copies were sold out by Christmas Eve of that year. The publication of the first edition was fraught with complications, and even though the book was received to positive reviews, profits of the book fell far below Dickens' expectations, and the financial strain caused rifts between Dickens and the original publisher, Chapman & Hall. Read more: Identifying first editions of A Christmas Carol

  • Bookseller: CraigsClassics US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 1795
  • Title: A Christmas Carol
  • Author: Charles Dickens
  • Illustrator: John Leech
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1920
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  • Bookseller catalogs: Children's Classics; Literature / Fiction;


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On Oct 7 2014, said:
  "It was interesting to read this story and see what was from Dickens' original text and was part of the many movie adaptations about Scrooge evil ways coming back to haunt him."


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