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    Charles Dickens. [Christmas Books]. London: [1845-1848]. A Christmas Carol is a later edition, others firsts (varying states); two copies of The Battle of Life.

    More Information: Charles Dickens. Group of Six Christmas Books. London: Chapman & Hall and Bradbury & Evans, 1845-48. Charles Dickens. A Christmas Carol. In Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas. London: Chapman & Hall, [undated]. Later edition. [Together with:] The Chimes: A Goblin Story. Of Some Bells That Rang an Old Year Out and a New Year In. London: Chapman & Hall, 1845. First edition, first state. [And:] The Cricket on the Hearth. London: Bradbury and Evans, 1846. First edition. [And:] The Battle of Life. A Love Story. London: Bradbury & Evans, 1846. First edition, second state. [And:] The Battle of Life. A Love Story. London: Bradbury & Evans, 1846. First edition, fourth state. [And:] The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain. A Fancy for Christmas-Time. London: Bradbury & Evans, 1848. First edition. Six volumes. Octavo. Various paginations. Christmas Carol has colored frontispiece, three additional colored plates, and in-text illustrations, with a pale lavender star stamped on the final page and a red ruled border on every page. All other volumes have inserted frontispieces, title-vignettes and in-text illustrations. Publisher's original red cloth; fronts and backs stamped in blind with gilt title vignettes; spines stamped in gilt. Pale yellow endpapers. All edges trimmed and gilt. Regular shelf wear and corner bumping to bindings; spines of second-state Battle, Chimes, and Haunted Man beginning to split at outer hinges; inner hinges of Chimes, rear of both Battles cracked. Occasional marginal thumbsoiling, faint offsetting throughout text blocks. Very good overall. State of each determined by state of title-page, if multiple are extant. Smith II 5-6, 8-9. From the Collection of Jerome P. O'Connor.

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