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    Second State of Dickens' Immortal Christmas Story

    Charles Dickens. A Christmas Carol. In Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas. London: Chapman and Hall, 1843.

    First edition, second state, with "Stave One" heading the first chapter, and uncorrected text. Small octavo. 166 plus two-pages of advertisements. Four hand-colored illustrations by John Leech, including a color frontispiece. Yellow endpapers. Red and blue title page. Blue half-title page.

    Publisher's rose-colored cloth tooled in blind and gilt with gilt titles. All edges gilt. Minor shelf wear. Rebacked with original spine laid-down. Corners repaired. Bookplate of well-known collector Robert Otis Hayward affixed to the front free endpaper. Internal contents clean. A very good copy.


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    October, 2009
    16th-17th Friday-Saturday
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