DICKENS, Charles. A Christmas Carol. A Christmas Carol. In Prose. Being A Ghost Story of Christmas. (1843 - SECOND EDITION)



TITLE: A Christmas Carol.

PUBLISHER: London: Chapman & Hall, 1843.

DESCRIPTION: SECOND EDITION. 1 vol., "Stave One" as the first chapter heading, title-page printed in red and blue, frontispiece & 3 plates by John Leech hand colored.  Bound in the original mauve cloth, yellow pastedowns and endpapers, all edges gilt.

CONDITION: Neat ownership signature to front blank endleaf, spine expertly relined, mild rubbing to back corners, inner and outer hinges fine, color plates clean and bright, a VERY GOOD copy.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This is the second edition published in the same year as the original issue, which was done on Christmas eve.  Because of it's success 3 editions were put out before 1844.  By the end of the next year (1844) 13 editions had been printed.