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Charles Dickens - A Christmas Carol - 1945

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Literature - Quantity: 1 - other extra - see description - Book

Object: Book (More lots)
Number of Books: 1
Subject: Literature
Author/ Illustrator: Charles Dickens
Book Title: A Christmas Carol
Condition: Good
Publication year oldest item: 1945
Edition: 1st Edition
Language: English
Original language: Yes
Publisher: Pan Books LTD.
Binding/ Material: Hardback
Extras: other extra - see description
Number of pages: 117
Dimensions: 17×11 cm

Charles Dickens - A Christmas Carol - 1945.

The plot of A Christmas Carol came entire into the mind of Charles Dickens while he was hurrying through the streets of Manchester on a mid-autumn day in 1843. Intending to ''carry the true spirit of Christmas to every fireside in the country'' he worked several hours a day on the story, and finished it in a month. He rushed it to the printers, and to John Leech for illustration by four etchings and four woodcuts. It was published just before Christmas: 6000 copies were sold on the first day.

The briefness of the gap between conception and publication was the more remarkable because Dickens had insisted that in each of the 6000 copies the four etchings should be colored by hand. His shock on learning the cost (at his own charge) of his extravagant ideas led to a breach with his devoted publishers.

The colored illustrations in this edition are reproduced by lithography, facsimile, from among the most pleasant combinations found in volumes of the first edition, in which the hand-tinting's necessarily differed from copy to copy. The text is from the first edition, unaltered by the changes in word and punctuation which were introduced by the author 25 years after he wrote it.
(A Pan-Book Edition)

Condition:

Cover of the book: wear spots
The binding: Visible moisture damage
The inside of the book: some pages are been written on, age spots
The back of the book: small wear spots / signs of use

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Books 4 Life Eindhoven is completely run by volunteers.
As a result, at least 90% of the payoff from book(s) that you donate to or buy from Books 4 Life go directly to charities. All charities and projects that Books 4 Life supports are for the promotion of human rights and the fight against worldwide poverty.

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