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A Christmas Carol by  Charles DICKENS - Limited - from Argosy Book Store (SKU: 146247)

A Christmas Carol

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A Christmas Carol

by DICKENS, Charles

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About This Item

Philadelphia: Lippincott. Limited. hardcover. fine. Rackham, Arthur. Color frontispiece and 11 other mounted color plates by Arthur Rackham. Many b/w line drawings. 4to, white vellum, pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt. Uncut edges, t.e.g. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, no date, [1915]. Limited Edition - one of only 100 copies, signed by Rackham. An absolutely fine, bright copy, except for the missing silk ties.

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.

Details

Bookseller
Argosy Book Store US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
146247
Title
A Christmas Carol
Author
DICKENS, Charles
Illustrator
Rackham, Arthur
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
Limited
Publisher
Lippincott
Place of Publication
Philadelphia

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