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A Christmas Carol; a Ghost Story of Christmas

by Dickens, Charles

Condition: Fair/No Jacket


London: Pan Books, 1946. 2nd printing thus. Boards are soiled with the pastedowns stained. Front hinge is broken. Colour plates are intact except for the frontispiece, which is lacking.. Decorative Cloth. Fair/No Jacket. Illus. by Leech, John.

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; a Ghost Story of Christmas


  • Bookseller: Kadriin Blackwell CA (CA)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 06477
  • Title: A Christmas Carol; a Ghost Story of Christmas
  • Author: Dickens, Charles
  • Illustrator: Leech, John
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Fair
  • Jacket condition: No Jacket
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Pan Books
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1946
  • Keywords: Dickens, Charles A Christmas Carol; a Ghost Story of Christmas Leech, John
  • Bookseller catalogs: Literature;


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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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hinge
The portion of the book closest to the spine that allows the book to be opened and closed.
soiled
Generally refers to minor discoloration or staining.
jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps...[more]
Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched...[more]

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