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Christmas Carol by  Charles Dickens - Hardcover - 1958 - from Chapter 1 Books and Biblio.com

Christmas Carol

by Dickens, Charles

Condition: Fair/No Jacket


W H Allen, London, 1958. Hardcover. Fair/No Jacket. Maraja. 106 pages (complete). 14 tipped-in illustration plates by Italian illustrator Maraja (sweet and neat). The boards and spine are scruffy and grubby. They have wear, scuffing all about. They are secure and sure. Within, there have been repair attempts fore and aft with blue electricians' tape (although effective is unsightly). The contents however are in agreeable and comfortable condition. The pages have some occasional annotations but are otherwise are clean, clear, congenial, certain, contented and may be read with complete contentment. fk

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 Christmas Carol


  • Bookseller: Chapter 1 Books ZA (ZA)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: bssh
  • Title: Christmas Carol
  • Author: Dickens, Charles
  • Illustrator: Maraja
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Fair
  • Jacket condition: No Jacket
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: W H Allen, London
  • Date published: 1958


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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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