A Christmas Carol, In Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas by Charles Dickens.

With Illustrations by John Leech.

Published in 1886 by Chapman and Hall, London.

This is the scarce 'Stereotype Edition' which was printed from the plates of the Original 1843 1st printing.

Condition; Vg- Original scarlet cloth with blind-stamped borders and gilt stamped 'Holly Wreath' Vignette and titles to the upper board, gilt stamped titles/designs to the spine also. Corners are rubbed as are the spine tips, general light soiling to the cloth which has a beautiful patina. The gilt stamped vignette is bright and fresh, the spine has dulled a shade as have the designs/titles. The binding has rolled slightly and the webbing is visible in places along the inner hinges front and rear, the binding itself is tight. Light and Moderate foxing, toning and thumbing marks throughout with a previous owner's name dated 1886 to the very of the frontispiece. Leech's charming illustrations are all present as are the original advertisement endpapers.  A very scarce edition, early Chapman and Hall editions in the original cloth are rather desireable. Without doubt the most famous of all Christmas Ghost Stories, the Publisher's Binding entirely evokes the romance and charm of that.

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens 1886 'Stereotype' Edition