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A Christmas Carol

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A Christmas Carol

by Dickens, Charles

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About This Item

Harper & Brothers, 1844. first. wrappers. very good. First US edition. Rare in original wrappers. Closed tear at left edge of front cover to spine, from bottom to middle. Pieces missing at rear cover and last two pages, some wear. Item very good.

Synopsis

The full title of Charles Dickens' most famous work is technically A Christmas Carol in Prose, Being a Ghost-Story of Christmas. This novella was published on December 19, 1843, and the first edition run of 6000 copies were sold out by Christmas Eve of that year. The publication of the first edition was fraught with complications, and even though the book was received to positive reviews, profits of the book fell far below Dickens' expectations, and the financial strain caused rifts between Dickens and the original publisher, Chapman & Hall.

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On Oct 7 2014, a reader said:
It was interesting to read this story and see what was from Dickens' original text and was part of the many movie adaptations about Scrooge evil ways coming back to haunt him.

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Bookseller's Inventory #
2101009
Title
A Christmas Carol
Author
Dickens, Charles
Format/Binding
Wrappers
Book Condition
Used - Very Good
Quantity Available
1
Edition
first
Publisher
Harper & Brothers
Date Published
1844

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About Bookbid Rare Books

Bookbid Rare Books is a rare book dealer located in Beverly Hills, California. The family run company has sold modern literary first editions and children's books for over 20 years. Member of ABAA, ILAB.

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Wrappers
The paper covering on the outside of a paperback. Also see the entry for pictorial wraps, color illustrated coverings for...
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....

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