CHRISTMAS CAROL in Prose being a Ghost Story of Christmas
CHRISTMAS CAROL in Prose being a Ghost Story of Christmas
CHRISTMAS CAROL in Prose being a Ghost Story of Christmas

CHRISTMAS CAROL in Prose being a Ghost Story of Christmas

(Chicago: Printed by John Reed and Philip Reed at The Monastery Hill Press for Holdiday House, New York, 1940).

FIRST EDITION OF THIS FINELY PRINTED AND ILLUSTRATED ISSUE OF CHARLES DICKENS' TIMELESS CLASSIC. In the 150 or so years since it was written, Dickens’ Christmas story has become the Christmas holiday staple throughout the English speaking world. His story of ghosts, misery and redemption seems to have struck a chord with readers more than virtually any other tale in modern history.
One of the greatest books in all of literature, the story of the publication of A CHRISTMAS CAROL is a story all of its own with a number of variations of the book being issued in the month of publication, December 1843.
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 been made into no less then 17 motion pictures. Item #31948

First Edition with these Illustrations. With coloured illustrations throughout by Philip Reed. 8vo, handsomely bound in full red morocco, the spine with raised bands separating the compartments which are fully gilt tooled, two are lettered in gilt, the covers are ruled in gilt with two double gilt-fillet borders and holly leaves as corner pieces in gilt, the upper cover with inlay in red, green, brown and black morocco of Mr. Fezziwig dancing. A charming binding for this rarely seen printing. [xii], 148 pp. A fine copy, the binding and text-block both in excellent condition.

Price: $1,500.00