The Chimes: A Goblin Story
DICKENS, Charles; COSWAY-STYLE BINDING (1845)
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8vo, 17cm x 11.5cm, [i - xii], 176 pp. Later green morocco Cosway style binding with tulip-shaped panel outlined with simple but attractive gilt tooling, with watercolour sketch on vellum of a wry looking angel holding a flaming torch, signed "W.P." Spine with five raised bands, lettered and dated in gilt in the compartments, all edges gilt. Marbled endpapers with doublures, binder's stamp ("W. P E") on rear doublure panel, green silk bookmark. The original red cloth cover with its decorative gilt title is bound in at the back, the red harmonising with the green of the binding in a cheeringly festive manner. Stated Eighth Edition. London, Chapman & Hall, 1845.
The Chimes was written and published in 1844; it was Dickens' second Christmas offering, appearing the year after A Christmas Carol.
Stock Code: 231254