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A Christmas Carol by  Charles Dickens - Hardcover - from World of Rare Books (SKU: 1573821849IEV)

A Christmas Carol

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A Christmas Carol

by Charles Dickens,

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  • hardcover
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About This Item

Odhams Press, 1111. Hardcover. Good/Acceptable. 92 pages. Pictorial paper cover over blue cloth. Contains black and white illustrations. Pages remain clear with minor tanning to text block edges. Crushed spine, moderate edge wear to joints. Boards have mild shelf wear with light rubbing and corner bumping. Unclipped jacket showing original price has moderate edge wear with chips, tears and creasing.

Synopsis

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.

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On Oct 7 2014, a reader 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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Bookseller
World of Rare Books GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
1573821849IEV
Title
A Christmas Carol
Author
Charles Dickens,
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Good/Acceptable
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Odhams Press

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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....[more]
Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched...[more]
shelf wear
Shelf wear (shelfwear) describes damage caused over time to a book by placing and removing a book from a shelf. This damage is...[more]
text block
Most simply the inside pages of a book.  More precisely, the block of paper formed by the cut and stacked pages of a...[more]
jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps...[more]
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...[more]
rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.

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