AUTHOR: DICKENS, Charles.
TITLE: A Christmas Carol. In Prose. Being A Ghost Story of Christmas.
PUBLISHER: London: Chapman & Hall, 1843.
DESCRIPTION: FIRST EDITION SECOND ISSUE. 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, 1st issue binding with the "D" in Dickens unbroken, yellow pastedowns and endpapers, all edges gilt.
CONDITION: Head and foot of spine fine, no loss of cloth to back corners, outer hinges fine, front inner hinge just starting, the color plates are clean and bright throughout, contemporary ownership signature to verso of front blank endleaf dated "May 18, 1855", overall a VERY GOOD copy which has not been heavily restored.