DICKENS, Charles. THE CHRISTMAS BOOKS: A Christmas Carol, The Chimes, The Battle of Life, Cricket on the Hearth, The Haunted Man & The Ghost's Bargain. (5 VOLUMES - ALL FIRST EDITIONS)
AUTHOR: DICKENS, Charles.
TITLE: The Cricket On The Hearth.
PUBLISHER: London: Bradbury & Evans, 1846.
DESCRIPTION: FIRST EDITION WITH THE SCARCE FIRST ISSUE PUBLISHER'S ADS. 1 vol., illustrated, additional engraved frontis and title-page, first state of publisher's one page ad with only 2 lines of ads in italics for Oliver Twist, original gilt stamped red cloth, all edges gilt.
CONDITION: Bookplate to front pastedown, inner and outer hinges fine, head and foot of spine rubbed with some minor loss, back corners slightly rubbed, internally clean and bright, a VERY GOOD copy of the scarce first issue.