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CHRISTMAS BOOKS. by  CHARLES DICKENS - Hardcover - Later Edition - 1863 - from Glenn Books (SKU: 001932)

CHRISTMAS BOOKS.

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CHRISTMAS BOOKS.

by DICKENS, CHARLES

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London: Chapman and Hall, 1863. Rebacked with original spine. New endpapers. Title-page and Preface are cancels. Previous owner's name at top of title-page dated 1866. Frontispiece illustration of the Fezziwigs dancing. One of the so-called "Cheap Editions". Contains the five Christmas stories, first published as a collected edition in 1852. The cover is lightly rubbed, some of the paper is a bit browned in quires. One page of advertisements at the end. 266pp.. Later Edition. Blind-stamped Green Cloth. Minor Wear/No Jacket. Octavo.

Synopsis

The first edition of Dicken’s classic work A Christmas Carol, was published in 1843. It was a runaway success, and Dickens went on to write dozens of follow up Christmas tales over the next 25 years. Many of these stories are bundled in collections, titled Christmas Stories  or  Christmas Books. The first four Christmas books published after the success of A Christmas Carol were: The Chimes: A Goblin Story of Some Bells that Rang an Old Year Out and a New Year In (1844), The Cricket on the Hearth: A Fairy Tale of Home (1845), T he Battle of Life: A Love Story  (1846), The Haunted Man and the Ghost’s Bargain: A Fancy for Christmas-Time  (1848).  After the success of these stand-alone books, Dickens began to write and edit special Christmas-themed issues of Household Words, a twopenny journal he launched in 1850. He collaborated with well-known authors, as well as wrote his own stories. You can find multiple bound editions of these early stories from Household Words , such as "What Christmas Is" (1851), "The Poor Relation's Story "(1852), "The Schoolboy's Story" (1853), "The Seven Poor Travellers" (1854), "The Holly-Tree Inn" (1855), "A House to Let" (1858), "The Haunted House" (1859), "A Message from the Sea" (1860), and "Somebody's Luggage" (1862).

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Details

Bookseller
Glenn Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
001932
Title
CHRISTMAS BOOKS.
Author
DICKENS, CHARLES
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Minor Wear
Jacket condition
No Jacket
Edition
Later Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Chapman and Hall
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1863
Keywords
Christmas, Dickens, English Literature7
Size
Octavo

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rebacked
having had the material covering the spine replaced. ...[more]
jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps...[more]
octavo
Another of the terms referring to page or book size, octavo refers to a standard printer's sheet folded four times, producing...[more]
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....[more]
Cloth
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New
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