DICKENS Charles The Christmas Books
Chapman & Hall/ Bradbury & Evans 1843-1848
five volumes, later half-leather over marbled boards, raised bands, ruled in gilt, illustrated (preface and one plate laid down first volume), advertisement leaves, origiinal decorated upper covers and spines bound in, all edges gilt, occasional spotting, minor dust-soiling, a handsome set. Further information on individual titles and images available on request. comprises ‘A Christmas Carol. In Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas’ (third state), ‘The Chimes. A Goblin Story of Some Bells that Rang an Old Year Out and a New Year In’ (second state), ‘The Cricket on the Hearth. A Fairy Tale of Home’ (second state), ‘The Battle of Life. A Love Story’ (fourth state) and ‘The Haunted Man and the Ghost’s Bargain’; first editions