CHRISTMAS CAROL. In Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas

(London: Chapman and Hall, 1843).

FIRST EDITION OF THE MOST FAMOUS CHRISTMAS STORY OF ALL TIME. Dickens' captured the popular imagination as no other novelist had done, he was held in in high critical esteem by contemporaries as varied as Queen Victoria and Dostoevsky. He called his extremely popular A CHRISTMAS CAROL a “whimsical sort of masque intended to awaken loving and forbearing thoughts.” The lasting appeal of this novel has proven it to be much more. It had been dramatized on the London stage within a month of its publication and has inspired no less then 22 motion pictures and 27 made-for-television productions. Item #30429

First edition, with "Stave One". With four color illustrations and four woodcuts by John Leech. Small 8vo, handsomely bound full green morocco, the compartments of the spine tooled in gilt in a holly motif between raised bands, gilt lettered in one compartment, and ruled in gilt on the covers with holly motif in gilt at the corners, housed in a dark green cloth slipcase. 166, 2 ads pp. An extremely charming and bright copy of Dicken's most beloved Christmas tale.

Price: $4,250.00