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    Charles Dickens. A Christmas Carol in Prose; The Chimes; The Cricket on the Hearth. Copyright Edition. Leipzig: Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1946.

    Small square octavo (6 x 4.3 inches). [8], 78; [3]-88; [3]-120 pages. Each work with separate title: A Christmas Carol in Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas. Copyright Edition. Leipzig: Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1843; The Chimes: A Goblin Story of Some Bells That Rang an Old Year out and a New Year in. Copyright Edition. Leipzig: Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1845; The Cricket on the Hearth. A Fairy Tale of Home. Copyright Edition. Leipzig: Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1846. Collection of British Authors. Vol. XCI.

    Original dark brown ripple-grain cloth with covers decoratively panelled in blind and spine ruled in blind and decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt. Corners rubbed, several chips and splits to cloth on spine, with some loss, and a small portion at upper spine partially detached at rear joint, a few small indentations to rear board, a few small areas of slight discoloration to cloth. Lacking the front free endpaper. Paper slightly browned, some light foxing in the first two works, tiny dampstain to the upper blank corner of the last four leaves. Bookplate on front pastedown. Previous owner's ink ownership inscription at head of half-title. A good copy. From the H. Barry Morris Collection.


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