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The Christmas Carol

The Christmas Carol

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The Christmas Carol

by Dickens, Charles

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  • Hardcover
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About This Item

Elliot Stock, London, 1890. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. The Christmas Carol 1890 Facsimile reproduction of the author's original manuscript. One of only 250 copies in the U.S. and 500 in the U.K. Very rare with uncut pages. Original paper boards with gilt detailing. Rubbing along the edges, corners and spine ends, piece of spine missing at bottom. Exceptionally clean and bright inside. Comes housed in a custom slip case.

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
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Bookseller's Inventory #
1403031
Title
The Christmas Carol
Author
Dickens, Charles
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket Condition
No Jacket
Quantity Available
1
Edition
1st Edition
Publisher
Elliot Stock, London
Date Published
1890

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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.

Glossary

Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:

Rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.
Slip Case
A protective sleeve, often made of decorative cardboard or leather which houses a book. It is open on one end, so as to allow...
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...
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....
Uncut Pages
'Uncut pages', or simply 'uncut', traditionally refers to a book which has not been trimmed by rebinding. Prior to the...
Jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps...
Facsimile
An exact copy of an original work. In books, it refers to a copy or reproduction, as accurate as possible, of an original...

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