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    Charles Dickens. [Christmas Books], comprising: A Christmas Carol. With Illustrations by John Leech. London: Chapman & Hall, 1843. First edition, first issue, with text uncorrected, "Stave I" as first chapter heading, red and blue title-page dated 1843 and blue half-title. [8], 166, [2, ads] pages. Four hand-colored steel-engraved plates and four wood-engraved text illustrations. [Together with:] The Chimes. London: Chapman and Hall, 1845. First edition. [8], 175, [1, printer's imprint] pages. Steel-engraved frontispiece and vignette title, and eleven wood-engraved text illustrations. [And:] The Cricket on the Hearth. London: Bradbury and Evans, 1846. First edition, first state of Oliver Twist advertisement. [8], 174, [2, ads] pages. Wood-engraved frontispiece and vignette title, and twelve wood-engraved text illustrations. [And:] The Battle of Life. London: Bradbury & Evans 1846. First edition, fourth state of the vignette title (Eckel 2). [8], 175, [1, printer's imprint], [2, ads] pages. Wood-engraved frontispiece and vignette title, and eleven wood-engraved text illustrations. [And:] The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain. London: Bradbury & Evans, 1848. First edition. [8], 188 pages. Wood-engraved frontispiece and vignette title on toned grounds, and fifteen woodcut text illustrations. Together five small octavo volumes, in red calf ruled in gilt with spine in six sections; two spine labels of green morocco stamped in gilt; all edges gilt; marbled endpapers; with original cloth laid in at rear free endpaper of each volume. Boards a touch edgeworn and rubbed; ownership signatures in first two volumes. Housed together in red cloth case. Eckel, pp. 110-125. From a Private Collection in St. Charles, IL.

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