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A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

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A Christmas Carol

by Charles Dickens

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  • Hardcover
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Barse & Hopkins, NY. Full-Leather. Fair. Elizabeth Ivan Jones. Early 1900's, Gift inscription 1934, Full soft leather with bright gilt to cover. Top edge gilt. Some light spotting to covers and chipped at corners and spine. Front endpaper is mostly missing and front free endpaper is chipped at edges. Back endpaper is mostly loose, not adhering to leather. Text in decorative block illustration by Elizabeth Ivan Jonet. Gift inscription as noted, otherwise unmarked. Nice and tight

Synopsis

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.

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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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Details

Bookseller
Stone Soup Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
57840
Title
A Christmas Carol
Author
Charles Dickens
Illustrator
Elizabeth Ivan Jones
Format/Binding
Full-Leather
Book Condition
Used - Fair
Quantity Available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Barse & Hopkins, NY

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Glossary

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Edges
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a...
Spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....
Fair
is a worn book that has complete text pages (including those with maps or plates) but may lack endpapers, half-title, etc....
Gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...
Top Edge Gilt
Top edge gilt refers to the practice of applying gold or a gold-like finish to the top of the text block (the edges the pages...
Tight
Used to mean that the binding of a book has not been overly loosened by frequent use.

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