London: Bradbury & Evans, 1848. 1st Edition. Cloth. Near Fine. Item #010475
Small 8vo., (viii)188pp. Beautiful First Edition, Bound in original red horizontally ribbed cloth with titles and decoration in gilt on front board and spine. Blocked borders. a.e.g. Engraved frontis and title page as well as engravings throughout the text. One leaf of ads before title page as called for. Square, tight and clean throughout save a few light spots on the prelims but quite minor. Tips and hinges gently rubbed. Some fairly mild wear to spine-ends. Gilt fresh and bright. . A gorgeous collectable copy, at a great price, of Dickens' fifth and last of the Christmas Books. (Sadleir 690; Wolff 1801; Eckel, p.124-125).