Christmas Books

A Christmas Carol; The Chimes; The Cricket on the Hearth; The Battle of Life; The Haunted Man

DICKENS, Charles

SUMPTUOUS INLAID LEATHER BINDING

DICKENS, Charles Christmas Books A Christmas Carol; The Chimes; The Cricket on the Hearth; The Battle of Life; The Haunted Man

Chapman and Hall, 1882.

Edition de luxe. Quarto. Finely bound in full deep red crushed morocco by Bayntun with pictorial leather inlay to the upper cover in a decorative border. Raised bands, black leather title label, gilt lettering and gilt vignettes to the spine. Gilt borders to covers. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Housed in a custom slipcase. Illustrated in colour and line throughout by Daniel Maclise, Richard Doyle, Clarkson Stanfield, Edwin Landseer, John Tenniel and Frank Stone. A fine copy in a sumptuous binding.

A sumptuous binding of the Edition De Luxe of Charles Dickens's Christmas Books.
Dickens completed writing the Christmas Carol in November 1843 and was determined to produce it as a beautiful gift book. The book was an instant success, reportedly selling all 6,000 copies of the first edition on the first day of publication, almost single-handedly spawning a new genre of "Christmas literature". Buoyed by his success, Dickens wrote a further four Christmas stories each seeking to strike a blow for the poor, uneducated and repressed, but imbuing his message with characteristic humour and good cheer.

Stock ID: 44822

£2,500.00

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