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A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

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A Christmas Carol

by Dickens, Charles

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About This Item

London: Chapman and Hall, 1843. First edition, first issue. hardcover. Very good.. A very good first edition, first state, in original cloth, with Stave 1 on page one instead of Stave One. Front and rear free end papers are missing. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.

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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Bookseller
Bookbid Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
2302030
Title
A Christmas Carol
Author
Dickens, Charles
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
Used - Very good.
Quantity Available
1
Edition
First edition, first issue
Publisher
Chapman and Hall
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1843

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About Bookbid Rare Books

Bookbid Rare Books is a rare book dealer located in Beverly Hills, California. The family run company has sold modern literary first editions and children's books for over 20 years. Member of ABAA, ILAB.

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Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched...
First State
used in book collecting to refer to a book from the earliest run of a first edition, generally distinguished by a change in some...
First Edition
In book collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in...

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