London: Chapman & Hall, 1843. First edition, first issue. Hardcover. 166pp. Two pages of publisher's adverts at the rear. Sextodecimo [17 cm] Brown boards. Rebacked with original backstrip laid over. Corners repaired. All edges gilt. The green pastedowns and free endpapers have been washed. Unbroken "D" in Dickens. Half title printed in blue. Title page in red and blue with a color frontispiece. "Stave I" present. Uncorrected text. A previous owner's name at the head of the free endpaper; discreet ink stamp on the title page. Eckel p. 110-115. Very good. Item #56728
With four hand-colored steel-engraved plates by John Leech. A first edition of one of the most famous Christmas stories of modern literature.