AUTHOR: DICKENS, Charles.
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.