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A Christmas Carol: A Facsimile Reproduction of the Author's Original MS.

A Christmas Carol: A Facsimile Reproduction of the Author's Original MS.

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A Christmas Carol: A Facsimile Reproduction of the Author's Original MS.

by Dickens, Charles; Introduction by F.G. Kitton

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  • Hardcover
  • Signed
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About This Item

New York: Brentano's, 1890. # 247 of 250 copies of the American Edition, (there were also 500 copies printed for Great Britain) , SIGNED by publisher ("Brentano's) under numbered entry and with an introduction by F.G. Kitton. Original paper covered boards with gilt lettering front cover and spine, top edge gilt. viii pages, [2], 66 unnumbered leaves :chiefly facsimile. Very Good, white quarter paper at spine darkened, paper rubbed at joints, corners rubbed and bumped, title page detached completely and front end page starting to detach at bottom edge. rear hinge starting at bottom edge. Internally clean and bright, a better than usually seen copy of a SCARCE Dickens book. . SIGNED. Limited and Numbered Edition. Paper Covered Boards. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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
Dale Steffey Books, ABAA US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
009524
Title
A Christmas Carol: A Facsimile Reproduction of the Author's Original MS.
Author
Dickens, Charles; Introduction by F.G. Kitton
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
Limited and Numbered Edition
Publisher
Brentano's
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1890
Size
4to - over 9¾" - 12&
Weight
0.00 lbs
Bookseller catalogs
Literature; Nineteenth Century;

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Hinge
The portion of the book closest to the spine that allows the book to be opened and closed.
Leaves
Very generally, "leaves" refers to the pages of a book, as in the common phrase, "loose-leaf pages." A leaf is a single sheet...
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....
Title Page
A page at the front of a book which may contain the title of the book, any subtitles, the authors, contributors, editors, the...
Facsimile
An exact copy of an original work. In books, it refers to a copy or reproduction, as accurate as possible, of an original...
Top Edge Gilt
Top edge gilt refers to the practice of applying gold or a gold-like finish to the top of the text block (the edges the pages...
Gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...

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