Maggs Bros Ltd

A Christmas Carol. In Prose

DICKENS Charles (1843.)

£12500.00  [First Edition]

Available to view at our Curzon Street shop.

4 hand coloured etched illustrations by John Leech,  4 wood engraved illustrations by W.J.Linton. First edition, first issue, half title,  advert leaf. Small 8vo, original brown cloth, lettered in gilt, gilt floral decoration to the front cover, a.e.g. London, Chapman and Hall.

With 'Stave I' on page one, title page printed in red and blue dated 1843, blind stamping on the front cover, perfect 'D' in 'Dickens' on the front cover. Provenance: by descent through the family of the vendor.

Old ownership inscription to the half title page, binding slightly cocked, some small foxing in the text, one minimal tear to the head of the spine, a few small spots to the rear cover, one plate 'The last of the spirits' with a small tear to the fore edge, not affecting the image, overall a fine unsophisticated copy, the colouring fresh and bright.

Stock Code: 228105