AUTHOR: DICKENS, Charles
TITLE: A Christmas Carol. In Prose. Being A Ghost Story of Christmas.
PUBLISHER: London: Chapman & Hall, 1843.
DESCRIPTION: THIRD 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 gift inscription in pencil dated "March 8, 1844" to top edge of title-page, head of spine rubbed with some minor loss, minor rubbing to foot of spine, back corners square, inner and outer hinges fine, some light offsetting from the color plates otherwise clean and bright throughout, a VERY GOOD unsophisticated copy.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This was the last edition published in the same year as the original issue, which was done on Christmas eve. By the end of the next year (1844) 13 editions had been printed.