Maggs Bros Ltd

A Christmas Carol in Prose.

DICKENS Charles (1844.)

£2000.00 

Available to view at our Curzon Street shop.

Probable first American edition. 8vo. Original light blue-green printed wrappers. New York, Harper & Brothers.

It is unknown whether this edition or Carey & Hart's edition came out first in America, as neither entered the work for copyright and neither publication date is known. It is likely, however, that the Harper edition, issued in wrappers and unillustrated, beat the more elaborate Carey & Hart publication to the streets.In this copy the ad leaf preceeds the title leaf and the preface on the verso of the title page, which indicates the second state. Condition is good-to-very good, with some chipping along the edges of the wrappers (though staying within the outer margin), and one almost-one-inch tear in the left side of all leaves. Podeschi A81 #3. Housed in a cloth folding case with a leather label.

Stock Code: 130313