CHRISTMAS STORIES: Consisting of A Carol, The Chimes, The Cricket, Battle of Life.

New York: John Wiley, 161 Broadway, 1849. 1st Collected Edition thus, second issue (Calinescu Collection 93; Carr B429). [8], 90; [2], 95, [1 (blank)]; 97, [1 (blank)]; 87, [1] pp. Collective t.p., divisional title pages [except for Cricket, which conforms with other recorded copies]. 12mo. 7-5/8" x 5". Original publisher's green cloth binding, with elaborate gilt stamping to spine & boards. AEG. Spine panel a bit sun-tanned. Snag to cloth at top of front joint. Period pos to ffep. Foxing. Withal, a solid Very Good copy. Item #46348

Rare US collected edition (the first issue was 1848) of Dickens' 4 Christmas books, preceding the UK edition by 3 years.

At the time of cataloguing, OCLC records only 4 institutional holdings, and we see no other copies on the market, with this the first time we've been able to offer a copy of this edition.

Price: $850.00

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