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A CHRISTMAS CAROL, First Edition, Second Issue, by Charles Dickens, with illustrations by John Leech, published by Chapman and Hall, London, 1843. Hardcover 12mo, 166 gilt edged pages with hand colored frontispiece and three plates, four vignettes, and one double-sided back advertisement page, title page printed in red and blue, half-title in blue, rebound by Riviere and Son, London in red morocco leather with gilt stamped covers and spine, five raised hubs, dark green paper pastedowns and endpapers, ex libris plate to interior of front cover. Original brown cloth blindstamped and gilt titled covers and spine laid down to back matter pages. 6 1/2" H x 4 3/8" W x 3/4" D. Note: This copy includes the second issue points: Roman numerals with Staves in table of contents and numbers spelled out in chapter headings.
PROVENANCE: The Estate of Edith (Edie) M. Bass, Nashville, Tennessee. Most of the items from her estate in this auction were by descent from her parents, Walter Paul McBride and Claire Childs of Lake Forest, Illinois.
CONDITION: Covers in overall very good condition with wear to hinges, corners slightly bumped. Pages in overall good, legible condition with toning/acid burn, scattered foxing spots, scuffs, minor pencil marks, light handling wear. Plates are collated. Some pages unevenly cut.