Very scarce as the first printings of this edition
Dickens, Charles ~ A Five Volume Set Of The Christmas Books : ‘A Christmas Carol’, ‘The Chimes’, ‘The Cricket on the Hearth’, ‘The Battle of Life’, ‘The Haunted Man’
Chapman and Hall : 1886
A complete set of the five Christmas Books : 'A Christmas Carol', 'The Chimes', 'The Cricket on the Hearth', 'The Battle of Life' and 'The Haunted Man' All five books were published by Chapman and Hall, London in 1886 with no later dates mentioned. A handsome five volume set of BOOKS which are in Very Good++ or better condition in their original matching cloth and gilt work. This edition was the the 1st reprinting using the original stereotype plates from the first editions. These five books are the first UK printings of this reprinted edition with no later dates mentioned. A little pushing at the spine ends with bright boards and gilt decorations. Some fading of the red colouring of the spine but the gilt remains bright. Contents are clean with just one neat penned owner's name to the upper half-title of 'A Christmas Carol' title. Endpapers featuring printed adverts. to three volumes as issued with light offsetting to some of the end-papers. Illustrated by Sir Edwin Landseer, Maclise, Stanfield, F. Stone, Doyle, Leech, and Tenniel. The books are protected in loss Mylar archival covers. A handsome set and very un-common in their original cloth and as the first UK printings. Collectible.
CONDITION: Very Good++