Original publisher's deep blue cloth binding, with gilt stamped title lettering to spine & boards stamped in blind. Pal
1852 · New York
by Dickens, Charles [1812 - 1870]
New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1852. 1st US Collected edition (Gimbel D11; McGuire Collection 47; Wilkins, p. 38). Cf. Calinescu Collection 95 [for an 1854 imprint]. Original publisher's deep blue cloth binding, with gilt stamped title lettering to spine & boards stamped in blind. Pale yellow eps. NB. This the binding style Harper would use for Dombey, Bleak House & Hard Times. Binding wear, with fraying at base of spine panel. Cocked. Period pencil pos to ffep. Foxing. A Good copy.. , 90; , 95, [1 (blank)]; , 97, [1 (blank)]; , 96; , 107,  pp. Collective t.p., Preface [written by Dickens for the UK edition], divisional title pages, 4 pages of publisher adverts at rear. 12mo. 7-1/2" x 5-1/8"
Rare US collected edition of Dickens' 5 Christmas books, at the time of cataloguing, OCLC records 5 institutional holdings, and we see no other copies on the market, with this the first time we've been able to offer a copy. (Inventory #: 46343)