Title: The Christmas Books
Author: Charles Dickens, Eleanor Farjeon (intro), Doyle (illus), Landseer (illus), Leech (illus), Macline (illus), Stanfield (illus), Stone (illus), Tenniel (illus)
Publisher: Oxford University Press, 1982 (Privately printed and bound, limited to 7,500 copies for members of the Oxford Library of Charles Dickens)
Condition: Hardcover, highest grade leather-on-leather binding (blue & red). New and flawless. 480+ pages.
About this edition:
One of Oxford University Press’s proudest moments in its 500+ year history, this book features:
- Full premium leather-on-leather binding
- Genuine 22k gold gilt to all edges, front design, spine, perimeter of inner front and inner back boards, and back
- Silk moire endsheets
- Satin bookmark, sewn-in
- Hubbed spine with 3 raised bands
- Smyth-sewn binding for durability
- Premium acid-neutral archival paper that will not yellow
- 65 illustrations by 7 different illustrators
The book was printed as a part of a 21-volume set and was not made available to the general public. Limited to 7,500 copies. Exceptionally rare, especially in this condition. A truly spectacular book.
A Christmas Carol
The Cricket on the Hearth
The Battle of Life
The Haunted Man
About Charles Dickens & The Christmas Books:
As he composed “A Christmas Carol” in 1843, Dickens said he “wept and laughed and wept again,” transported-as countless readers have been since-by the emotional power of Ebenezer Scrooge’s transformation from misanthrope to man of good will.
Charles Dickens was the most popular English novelist of the Victorian era, and he remains popular, responsible for some of English literature’s most iconic characters. His books have never gone out of print in the past 150 years.
More about Dickens at wikipedia.