RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); DICKENS, Charles.

A Christmas Carol.

London: William Heinemann; J. B. Lippincott, Philadelphia, 1915 Stock Code: 144940
£1,500.00
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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.

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Description

Octavo. Original brown grained leather, titles to spine and front cover gilt, image blocked in gilt to front cover, pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt.

Illustrations

Colour frontispiece mounted on white paper and 11 colour plates with captioned tissue guards, black and white illustrations in the text, by Rackham.

Condition

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.

Bibliography

Variant not in Latimore & Haskell; Riall p. 124.

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