AUTHOR: DICKENS, Charles
TITLE: THE CHRISTMAS BOOKS: A Christmas Carol, The Chimes, The Battle of Life, Cricket on the Hearth, The Haunted Man & The Ghost's Bargain.
PUBLISHER: London: Chapman & Hall, 1843 - 1848.
DESCRIPTION: ALL FIRST EDITIONS. 5 vols., 6-5/8" x 4-3/8", "Christmas Carol" 1st ED 1st Issue with Stave "I" as the first chapter heading; "The Chimes", 1st ED with the 2nd state of the engraved title page; "The Cricket on the Hearth" 1st ED with 2nd state of advertising leaf at rear; "The Battle of Life", 1st ED with vignette title page in the 4th state; "The Haunted Man and The Ghost's Bargain", 1st ED, illustrated with 63 engravings, four in color, by Leech, Maclise, Stanfield, Doyle and Landseer. Bound in full red calf, vertical floral gilt spines, covers ruled in gilt, gilt dentelles, all edges gilt, all original cloth covers and spines bound in.
CONDITION: Front hinges of "Christmas Carol" expertly repaired, other hinges fine, head and foot of spines fine. a VERY GOOD set.