This wonderful edition of Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol was published by The Book Society in 1945 and as per the Title Page: “With the Original Illustrations by John Leech”. This stunning edition of A Christmas Carol comes with the original dust jacket with a colour illustration by John Leech to the front. This Charles Dickens book measures 4¼ x 7¾ inches.
The dust jacket is in Good condition with losses to the top and bottom of the spine, to the top right front corner, and to the top edge of the back of the dust jacket; and with age toning. The flaps are present and complete. This is a scarce and very attractive dust jacket with the losses being small and not detracting too much from the overall appearance.
The burgundy binding with gilt lettering to the front and spine is highly attractive and in Near Fine condition with light knocks to the top and bottom of the spine and to the corners.
There are 117 numbered pages with black and white, and colour illustrations, taken from the first edition of A Christmas Carol in 1843. The pages are tightly bound-in and in overall Near Fine condition.