A Christmas Carol in Prose Being a Ghost Story of Christmas
by [Press of the Woolly Whale] Dickens, Charles
New York: Press of the Woolly Whale, 1930. Hardcover. Very Good. Hardcover. Number 185 of 250 copies. A lovely example of this classic Christmas story, which includes the original prospectus. This was the first book printed by the Press of the Woolly Whale to be offered for sale to the public. The text is printed from the first edition, reproduced with the most scrupulous exactitude, except for the correction of a misplaced hyphen on page 49 (original edition) where "cross-roads and-bye ways" was altered to "cross-roads and bye-ways." Bound in three quarter dark green Turkey morocco with marbled paper covered boards. Gilt title, decoration, and raised bands to spine. The top edge is gilded with the deckle being left on the side and bottom edges. Each page is printed in red and black upon Tarazona paper, which was handmade in Spain. The type is Lutetia, designed by J. van Krimpen of Holland. The initials and reproduction of Scrooge's knocker on the title page and in the colophon were created by W.A. Dwiggins. There is a small chip to the leather along the top edge of the front cover and minor wear to the corners. Offsetting to edges of endpapers from the facing leather, else the interior is clean and bright. Size folio, the first of this size issued by the press. It measures: 9.75 by 14 inches. 100 pages. PRI/062116.
(Inventory #: 29434)
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