A. Edward Newton's Copy of a Dickens Christmas ClassicCharles Dickens. The Cricket on the Hearth. A Fairy Tale of Home. London: Printed and Published for the Author, by Bradbury and Evans, 1846 [i.e., December 1845].
First edition, with the second state of the Oliver Twist ad at . Twelvemo. [i-xi], 2-174, [175-176, ads]. Engraved title and frontispiece by Daniel Maclise. Twelve intertextual illustrations by various artists, chiefly John Leech.
Publisher's vertically-ribbed red cloth, covers blocked in blind, gilt lettering and pictorial stamping to the front cover and spine. Pale yellow endpapers. All edges gilt. Housed in a green leather-backed slipcase and chemise with gilt spine titles and rules inside five raised bands. Slightly skewed. Moderate edge wear, especially at the spine ends and corners. Minor dust-soiling to boards. Textblock clean and crisp, with a few small folds to the corners. Rear hinge just starting. A very good copy.
The present volume once belonged to esteemed bibliophile A. Edward Newton, evidenced by his 1909 bookplate affixed to the front pastedown. The book was sold as lot number 533 in Part One of The A. Edward Newton Collection of Books and Manuscripts at Parke-Bernet Galleries in April, 1941, although the M. A. Kent bookplate mentioned in the catalog description is not present in this volume.
Smith, Dickens, II, 6.
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