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A Christmas Carol

by Charles Dickens

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Nice condition, early American edition of "A CHRISTMAS CAROL" by Charles Dickens appearing in "Christmas Stories and Pictures From Italy." 1853; Getz, Buck & Co.; Philadelphia. There is a gilt illustration of Scrooge on the spine.

The book contains 6 stories in all (each with its own title page), as follows:
* A Christmas Carol
* The Chimes
* The Cricket on the Hearth
* The Battle of Life
* The Haunted Man
* Pictures from Italy
(the first five stories are from "Christmas Stories")

Clean front cover and spine; some spotting along the left edge of the back cover; the top and bottom edges of the spine are worn; cloth tears at the corners. Very nice interior - the pages are mostly clean with only an occasional light foxing spot; no writing found; a small piece of the bottom-right corner of page 11 has torn off. The front pastedown and end paper each have "Duxbury Library" label other library markings found. Overall the book is in very good condition.


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


On Oct 7 2014, a reader said:
It was interesting to read this story and see what was from Dickens' original text and was part of the many movie adaptations about Scrooge evil ways coming back to haunt him.

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A Christmas Carol
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Hudson, New Hampshire

About CraigsClassics

My store offers a curated selection of antiquarian books in a variety of topics with an emphasis on classic literature and children's classics. I take pride in providing great customer service with prompt replies to offers and inquiries, careful packaging and next-day shipping. Based in scenic southern New Hampshire.


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