THE CHRISTMAS BOOKS; bound with THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD. A Christmas Carol; The Chimes: A Goblin Story; The Cricket On The Hearth: A Fairy Tale Of Home; The Battle Of Life: A Love Story; The Haunted Man and The Ghosts Bargain

First edition of Edwin Drood, early printing of the first collected edition of The Christmas Books. Handsome nineteenth century half blue morocco over marbled boards. Five raised bands, gilt ruled and decorated compartments and titles to the spine. Marbled endpapers. All edges marbled. The Mystery of Edwin Drood with portrait frontispiece, engraved title page and 12 illustrations by S. L. Fildes. 190pp.; The Christmas Books with illustrations by Landseer, Maclise, Stanfield, F. Stone, Doyle, Leech and Tenniel. 465pp. A very good copy indeed, the binding square and firm with some rubbing and small scuffs to the extremities. The contents with a neat 1922 gift inscription to the front blank and some spotting to the margins throughout. An attractive example.

The Mystery of Edwin Drood, here in first edition, is a Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone.

Stock code: 20602


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