A Christmas Carol.London: William Heinemann; J. B. Lippincott, Philadelphia, 1915 Stock Code: 144940
First trade edition, in the publisher's special deluxe binding, the rarest of all the various original bindings. This copy is the first issue with the frontispiece mounted on white paper and the date printed on the verso of the title page.
Octavo. Original brown grained leather, titles to spine and front cover gilt, image blocked in gilt to front cover, pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt.
Colour frontispiece mounted on white paper and 11 colour plates with captioned tissue guards, black and white illustrations in the text, by Rackham.
Spine a touch sunned and rubbed, a little wear to tips and extremities rubbed, short scratch to front cover. A very good copy indeed, plates bright and clean, tissue-guards clean and unfoxed.
Variant not in Latimore & Haskell; Riall p. 124.
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