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CHARLES DICKENS FIRST PRINTING LOT
Two Volumes - First State (London) Printings

A CHRISTMAS CAROL - 1843

THE CHIMES - 1845

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DICKENS FIRST PRINTING LOT
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A CHRISTMAS CAROL
First State, 1843

Charles Dickens First Printings - A CHRISTMAS CAROL - THE CHIMES - London, 1842 and 1845 :: RCB
Front
Cover

Charles Dickens First Printings - A CHRISTMAS CAROL - THE CHIMES - London, 1842 and 1845 :: RCB
Title & Publisher Page Dated 1843

Charles Dickens First Printings - A CHRISTMAS CAROL - THE CHIMES - London, 1842 and 1845 :: RCB
Dickens' Preface dated December, 1843

Charles Dickens First Printings - A CHRISTMAS CAROL - THE CHIMES - London, 1842 and 1845 :: RCB
Sample Text Page 17

Charles Dickens First Printings - A CHRISTMAS CAROL - THE CHIMES - London, 1842 and 1845 :: RCB
First State Point 1 "STAVE I."

Charles Dickens First Printings - A CHRISTMAS CAROL - THE CHIMES - London, 1842 and 1845 :: RCB
Sample Illustration 1

Charles Dickens First Printings - A CHRISTMAS CAROL - THE CHIMES - London, 1842 and 1845 :: RCB
Rear Cover

Charles Dickens First Printings - A CHRISTMAS CAROL - THE CHIMES - London, 1842 and 1845 :: RCB
Rear Endpages

Charles Dickens First Printings - A CHRISTMAS CAROL - THE CHIMES - London, 1842 and 1845 :: RCB
First State Point 2

Charles Dickens First Printing Lot - A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 1843 - THE CHIMES, 1845 :: RCB
Printers Detail "Bradbury and Evans"

Charles Dickens First Printings - A CHRISTMAS CAROL - THE CHIMES - London, 1842 and 1845 :: RCB
Front Cover & Spine

Charles Dickens First Printings - A CHRISTMAS CAROL - THE CHIMES - London, 1842 and 1845 :: RCB
Sample Text Page 49

Charles Dickens First Printings - A CHRISTMAS CAROL - THE CHIMES - London, 1842 and 1845 :: RCB
Sample Illustration 3

Charles Dickens First Printings - A CHRISTMAS CAROL - THE CHIMES - London, 1842 and 1845 :: RCB
Small Marginal Spots on Pages 24, 25, & 65 (none affecting text)

Charles Dickens First Printings - A CHRISTMAS CAROL - THE CHIMES - London, 1842 and 1845 :: RCB
Presentation Note Dated 1889 (on second blank page)

Charles Dickens First Printings - A CHRISTMAS CAROL - THE CHIMES - London, 1842 and 1845 :: RCB
Spine Angle

Charles Dickens First Printings - A CHRISTMAS CAROL - THE CHIMES - London, 1842 and 1845 :: RCB
Sample Illustration 4 (Frontispiece)


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THE CHIMES: A Goblin Story
First Printing, 1845

Charles Dickens First Printing Lot - A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 1843 - THE CHIMES, 1845 :: RCB
Front Cover


Charles Dickens First Printing Lot - A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 1843 - THE CHIMES, 1845 :: RCB
Title & Publisher Page Dated 1845

Charles Dickens First Printing Lot - A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 1843 - THE CHIMES, 1845 :: RCB
Sample Illustration 1

Charles Dickens First Printing Lot - A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 1843 - THE CHIMES, 1845 :: RCB
Sample Text Page 77

Charles Dickens First Printing Lot - A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 1843 - THE CHIMES, 1845 :: RCB
Initial Advertisement (1845) for A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Charles Dickens First Printing Lot - A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 1843 - THE CHIMES, 1845 :: RCB
Rear Cover

Charles Dickens First Printings - A CHRISTMAS CAROL - THE CHIMES - London, 1842 and 1845 :: RCB
Sample Illustration 2

Charles Dickens First Printing Lot - A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 1843 - THE CHIMES, 1845 :: RCB
Sample Text Page 117

Charles Dickens First Printing Lot - A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 1843 - THE CHIMES, 1845 :: RCB
Rear Endpages

  Charles Dickens First Printing Lot - A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 1843 - THE CHIMES, 1845 :: RCB

Detail of Publisher & Year 1845 (First State Point 2)

Charles Dickens First Printing Lot - A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 1843 - THE CHIMES, 1845 :: RCB
Front Cover & Spine Angle

Charles Dickens First Printing Lot - A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 1843 - THE CHIMES, 1845 :: RCB
Sample Illustration 3

Charles Dickens First Printing Lot - A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 1843 - THE CHIMES, 1845 :: RCB
Sample Text Page 143


Charles Dickens First Printing Lot - A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 1843 - THE CHIMES, 1845 :: RCB
Front Endpages

Charles Dickens First Printing Lot - A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 1843 - THE CHIMES, 1845 :: RCB
Full Angle Printers and Illustrations List

Charles Dickens First Printing Lot - A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 1843 - THE CHIMES, 1845 :: RCB
List of Illustrations With Names of Associated Illustrators

Charles Dickens First Printing Lot - A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 1843 - THE CHIMES, 1845 :: RCB
Printers Detail

Charles Dickens First Printing Lot - A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 1843 - THE CHIMES, 1845 :: RCB
Spine Angle

Charles Dickens First Printing Lot - A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 1843 - THE CHIMES, 1845 :: RCB
Paper Split Detail to Blank Rear Cover (binding remains tight)


Charles Dickens First Printing Lot - A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 1843 - THE CHIMES, 1845 :: RCB
Sample of Spotting at Bottom of First Few Pages (possibly original printer ink)

Charles Dickens First Printing Lot - A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 1843 - THE CHIMES, 1845 :: RCB
Full Angle Title Page (First State Point 3)
 

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BOOK DESCRIPTIONS

The CHARLES DICKENS FIRST PRINTING LOT consists of two First State Printings: A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 1843, and THE CHIMES, 1845:

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Charles Dickens. First Edition, First State Printing, 1843. Published by Chapman and Hall, London. 166 pp. [2 ads end of book]. Small Octavo [8]. There is no indication of later edition printed on the title page. Later Editions state "second edition" or "third edition" on the title page beneath the tree. This is the true first edition with the original green endpapers and all the First Issue points present. Covers decoratively stamped in blind, front cover and spine decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt; all edges gilt. Binding matches Todd’s first impression, first issue, with closest interval between blindstamped border and gilt wreath equal to 14 mm. All four steel-engraved color plates are by John Leech and are vibrant in color. The 4 black and white wood-engraved illustrations by W. J. Linton are present. This First Issue also has 'Stave I' on page 1 with the uncorrected text and the 1843 date printed on the title page. The title page is printed in blue and red ink. The front board has the perfect 'D' within 'Dickens'. This copy is bound in the original publisher's brown Cloth.

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THE CHIMES

THE CHIMES by Charles Dickens. First Edition, First State Printing, 1845. Published by Chapman and Hall, London. Has initial ad for the tenth edition of A CHRISTMAS CAROL. 16mo. Measures 6 1/2" by 4". In original decorated red, horizontal-ribbed cloth-covered boards with gilt text on the spine and gilt text and decorations on the front board and with all edges of the text block gilt.


CONDITION OF THE BOOKS

   A CHRISTMAS CAROL has some discoloration and a presentation note from a previous owner on the front endpapers as well as a quarter-inch chip at the top of the spine. There is some wear at the bottom of spine and a small rip in the spine in the middle of the book which does not affect the binding. Overall, this extremely rare work is Good+/Fine.

   THE CHIMES has no tears, dampstains, writing or other  defects of this type. The rear blank endpage has a split in the spine paper only not affecting the binding. The bottom of the spine has some darkening. The book also has what appear to be small ink dots at the bottom of the page on several of the first  few pages only. Overall, this book is Fine/Fine.

      

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