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A CHRISTMAS CAROL by  CHARLES DICKENS - 1930 - from Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts (SKU: ST13599-23)

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL

by DICKENS, CHARLES

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About This Item

[Mt. Vernon, N. Y.]: William Edwin Rudge, 1930. 171 x 110 mm. (6 3/4 x 4 1/4"). Two volumes. Publisher's full green morocco designed by Frederic Warde, stamped in gilt, smooth spine with gilt rules and lettering, housed in dark green cardboard slipcase. Each volume with frontispiece portrait. Spines uniformly sunned to brown, covers with few natural imperfections to leather (appearing as a dark streaks), a hint of wear to extremities, contents pristine. This is an attractive set of Dickens' perennially popular Christmas classic, apparently printed as holiday gifts for the friends of William Edwin Rudge. The Rudge family of printers included four generations with the same name; the present work was almost certainly printed by the second William Edwin Rudge, who oversaw the press in its heyday and worked with luminaries such as Bruce Rogers and Frederic Goudy.

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
Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
ST13599-23
Title
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Author
DICKENS, CHARLES
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
1
Publisher
William Edwin Rudge
Place of Publication
[Mt. Vernon, N. Y.]
Date published
1930
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About Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts

Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books an Manuscripts was established in 1978 on a ping pong table in a basement in Kalamazoo, Michigan. From the beginning, its founder was willing to sell a range of material (both because this approach made the work more educational than otherwise and because it gave him a good excuse for not being an expert in any particular specialty). Over the years, the business has gravitated toward historical artifacts that are physically attractive in some way--illuminated material, fine bindings, books printed on vellum, fore-edge paintings, beautiful typography and paper, impressive illustration. Today, the company still sells a wide range of things, from (scruffy) ninth century leaves to biblical material from all periods to Wing and STC imprints to modern private press books to artists' bindings. While we are forgiving about condition when something is of considerable rarity, we always try to obtain the most attractive copies possible of whatever we offer for sale.

Glossary

Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:

morocco
Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also...[more]
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]
sunned
Damage done to a book cover or dust jacket caused by exposure to direct sunlight.  Very strong fluorescent light can cause...[more]
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...[more]

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