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    Charles Dickens. Five Christmas Books in Original Cloth, including: Christmas Carol, In Prose, Being a Ghost Story of Christmas. London: Chapman and Hall, 1843. Ninth edition (which Gimbel says is actually the eighth edition). 166 pages plus ads. Illustrations by John Leech. Color frontispiece. Binding cocked. Binding a little loose. Inked name. With a custom red slipcase with gilt titles and decoration that mimic the front cover of the book. [and:] The Chimes: A Goblin Story of Some Bells that Rang an Old Year Out and a New Year In. London: Chapman and Hall, 1845. Tenth edition. 175 pages plus ads. Vignette title page and illustrations. Binding cocked. Spine ends chipped. Boards soiled. Inked name. [and:] The Cricket on the Hearth, A Fairy Tale of Home. London: Bradbury and Evans, 1846. Seventeenth edition. 174 pages plus ads. Vignette title page and illustrations. An early edition with white endpapers. Slightly cocked. Boards soiled. Spine ends chipped. Cloth split along joints. [and:] The Battle of Life, A Romance. London: Bradbury & Evans, 1846. Appears to be a first edition, fourth printing. 175 pages plus ads. Vignette title page and illustrations. Boards soiled. Spine ends chipped; spine darkened. Front hinge broken, pages loose. [and:] The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain, A Fancy for Christmas-Time. London: Bradbury & Evans, 1848. First edition. 188 pages. Illustrated title page, frontispiece and illustrations throughout. Binding cocked. Head of spine badly chipped. Hinge broken. Cloth split. Bookplate. All twelvemo volumes are in their original gilt-stamped red cloth bindings (Christmas Carol has faded to brown). All edges gilt. All volumes in good condition.

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