CHARLES DICKENS

Various editions of A Christmas Carol

and a few other titles



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1. Dickens, Charles. A CHRISTMAS CAROL. 4 full page color plates by H.M. Brock. Dodd, Mead & Co. (1935) 1st thus. Bright red cloth, dec. w/gold wreath. 6 X 9 inches. 77 pages. Original owner's inscription on the end paper dated 1935. Very slight rubbing to edges. Very good, bright, attractive copy. 55.00





2. Dickens, Charles. CHRISTMAS CAROL. Detailed, Victorian style illustration in color by Roberto Innocenti. Designed by Rita Marshall. Stewart, Tabori & Chang, N.Y. (1990) 1st ed. 5th printing (5). Silver-blue silk with silver lettering. 8.50 X 12 in. 152 pages. Near Fine, Jacket un-clipped. 35.00

This remarkable illustrator from Florence, Italy, has won numerous awards for his work and this book reflects his genius.



3. Dickens, Charles. A CHRISTMAS CAROL CHRISTMAS BOOK. Illustrated with color photos from the Film for TV, starring George C. Scott as Scrooge & Frank Finley as Marley. IBM, (1984) 1st edition. Green cloth with red lettering. 8.75 X 10.75in. 162 pages. Book Fine, in slightly rubbed Jacket. 65.00

The book also includes a history of Christmas with historical illustrations and the Leech illustrations for the story.



4. Dickens, Charles. A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Small line drawings throughout by Fritz Kredel, printed in black, white & red. Peter Pauper Press, No date. Circa 1943. 1st Peter Pauper Ed. Green & red holly decorated paper on boards. 5.75 X 8.25 in. 108 pages. Spine discolored else, Very good. In original Slip case which is faded. 55.00

Finely printed on hand made rag paper at the Walpole Printing Office.



5. Dickens, Charles. A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Small line drawings throughout by Fritz Kredel, printed in black, white & red. Peter Pauper Press, No date. Circa 1943. 1st Peter Pauper Ed. Green & red holly decorated paper on boards. 5.75 X 8.25 in. 108 pages. Attractive 1940's vintage bookplate on end paper. Spine browned, else Very good. Lacking slip case. 45.00

Finely printed on hand made rag paper at the Walpole Printing Office.



6. Dickens, Charles. A CHRISTMAS CAROL: In Prose, Being a Ghost Story. 6 full page color plates by Trina Schart Hyman + scattered small black & white drawings. Holiday House, (1983) Early printing. Red cloth, green boards, gold letters. 6.50 X 9.50 inches. 118 pages. A publishing flaw has the type on page 37 blurred. Else Very good+. Jacket un-clipped. 35.00





7. Dickens, Charles. CHRISTMAS BOOKS. Containing: A CHRISTMAS CAROL; THE CHIMES; THE CRICKET ON THE HEARTH; THE BATTLE OF LIFE; THE HAUNTED MAN. A single frontis engraving by John Leech. Chapman and Hall, London, 1866. An early printing of all of Green cloth blind stamped cover, spine decorated gold. 5 X 7.75 inches. 266 pages. Edges & corners rubbed, end papers darkened. Just good. 195.00

Printed in 2 columns. The cover is blind stamped "The Works Charles Dickens Cheap Edition." Chapman and Hall first published the combined edition in 1852. This early printing is almost as scarce as the first edition.



8. Dickens, Charles. A CHRISTMAS CAROL. 12 full page color plates + black and white drawings by Arthur Rackham. Decorated end papers. Printed tissue gurards. William Heinemann, London, & Lippincott, Philadelphia. No date circa 1915. 1st trade ed, 2nd printing. Light green cloth decorated with dark green design of bells and holly. 6 X 8 inches. 147 pages. Attractive bookplate on end paper, Very good, bright handsome copy. 375.00

The fact that the frontispiece is bound in, indicates the 2nd printing. Still a scarce book in this condition.



9. Dickens, Charles. The Posthumous Papers of THE PICKWICK CLUB. The Pickwick Papers. 25 tipped in color plates by Frank Reynolds with printed tissue guards. Illustrated end paper. Hodder & Stoughton, no date, circa 1910. 1st edition. Cloth spine with boards, paper labels. 9 X 11.50 in. 534 pages. Very good+. 195.00

Nicely printed on heavy stock paper. A very attractive edition with the portraiture style illustrations for which Reynolds was famous.



10. Dickens, Charles. SKETCHES OF BOZ: Illustrative of Every-Day Life and Every-Day People. The Second Series. Complete in One Volume. Engravings by George Cruikshank: Frontis, Illustrated title and 8 of 10 additional plates. John Marcrone, 1836, 1837. 1st edition. Late 19th century tree calf, 4.75 X 7.50 in. 377 pages. Amorial bookplate of Alfred Edward Turner. Bound without final ads & lacking two plates. Exterior hinges cracking, covers loose, but still attached. 400.00

Bound in tree calf with raised bands, leather spine label and gold decorations. Marbled end papers, all edges gold. An attractive book in spite of the flaws and a scarce early Dickens title. The every-day life includes incidents of theft, the bar, the street life and Scotland Yard.






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