Category: Literature

THE CHIMES: A Goblin Story Of Some Bells That Rang An Old Year Out And A New Year In. Stock code: 13495

Author / Artist:

Dickens, Charles


London: Chapman & Hall. 1845


First edition. Publisher's original red cloth with gilt titles to the upper board and spine. All edges gilt. Frontispiece, engraved title page and 11 further engravings in the text by Maclise, Doyle, Stanfield and Leech. A better than very good copy, the binding firm and square with a little bumping and darkening to the extremities. The contents are entirely complete and without loose or torn pages. There is a previous owner's inscription to the front free endpaper otherwise the pages are clean throughout. An unusally nice example in entirely original condition of the second of Dickens' "Christmas Books" [after A Christmas Carol].




The engraved title page is in the second state with the publisher's imprint underneath the illustration rather than within. (Smith: Dickens in Original Cloth Vol. II, 5 (p.34)).