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    Scarce German First Editions of Charles Dickens'
    A Christmas Carol and The Chimes

    [John Leech, Illustrator]. [Charles] Boz (Dickens). Der Weihnachtsabend. Eine Geistergeschichte [bound with] Die Sylvester-Glocken. Leipzig: J.J. Weber, 1844 and 1845. First editions in German of A Christmas Carol and The Chimes. Two works in one octavo volume. (3), 128, (3), 128 pages. Two frontispieces, and six full-page plates, engraved by John (J.C.) Leech. Publishers marbled boards, recently rebacked. Small advertising label of Dresden bookseller "Ernst Rechenberger" on front pastedown, pencil notes and old owner's signature to first blank, some leaves with minor spotting or soiling, otherwise nice copy of a very rare edition. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.
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    [John Leech, Illustrator]. [Charles] Boz (Dickens). Der Weihnachtsabend. Eine Geistergeschichte [bound with] Die Sylvester-Glocken. Leipzig: J.J. Weber, 1844 and 1845.   

    First editions in German of A Christmas Carol and The Chimes. Two works in one octavo volume. (3), 128, (3), 128 pages. Two frontispieces, and six full-page plates, engraved by John (J.C.) Leech. Publishers marbled boards, recently rebacked. Small advertising label of Dresden bookseller "Ernst Rechenberger" on front pastedown, pencil notes and old owner's signature to first blank, some leaves with minor spotting or soiling, otherwise nice copy of a very rare edition.                  

    John Leech (1817-1864). Cartoonist and illustrator famous for his work for Punch. Leech was one of the artists considered to replace Robert Seymour for Pickwick and although not selected Leech and Dickens became lifelong friends. Leech contributed many illustrations for Dickens' Christmas books and was sole illustrator for A Christmas Carol. He was, along with Cruikshank, one of the actors in the amateur plays put on by Dickens' circle of friends. - David Perdue, Charles Dickens.



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