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A Christmas Carol, In Prose. [ Condensed as Read Each Christmas in the Choate Chapel. ]

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A Christmas Carol, In Prose. [ Condensed as Read Each Christmas in the Choate Chapel. ]

by Charles Dickens

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[ Wallingford, CT ]: Choate. Soft cover. NF. No date or publisher, but printed for the Choate School in Wallingford CT: "Condensed as read each Christmas in The Choate Chapel;" page after title page reads "Hallo! Hallo! How are you...? Merry Christmas!" with an illustration by D.E.H., and from "Margaret and Seymour St. John." [St. John was the long-time headmaster of Choate - he died in 2006]. 16mo, paperwraps, stapled, red covers with Choate insignia, 30 pages, one full-page b/w illustration. Condition: NEAR FINE with no visible wear excepting a slight rub to the front cover. A nice piece of ephemera for the Choate or Dickens' collector.

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.

Read More: Identifying first editions of A Christmas Carol, In Prose. [ Condensed as Read Each Christmas in the Choate Chapel. ]

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Bookseller
Bygone Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
17677
Title
A Christmas Carol, In Prose. [ Condensed as Read Each Christmas in the Choate Chapel. ]
Author
Charles Dickens
Format/binding
Soft cover
Book condition
Used - NF
Quantity-available
1
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Choate
Place of Publication
[ Wallingford, CT ]
Pages
30
Keywords
EPHEMERA, CHOATE SCHOOL, CHRISTMAS
Bookseller catalogs
Ephemera;

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