Dickens The Chimes 1845
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DICKENS. FIRST EDITION. DICKENS, CHARLES. The Chimes. A Goblin Story... London (Chapman and Hall) 1845.
Small 8:o (about165x102 mm.). (6), (1)-175, (1) pp. Engraved frontispiece and vignette titlepage, 11 illustrations in text.
Original red cloth, somewhat worn, stamped in blind, upper board with a gold decoration with seven goblins over six chimes and title and author, gilt spine, all edges gilt. Old signature "Lydia Hall" on first endpaper.
Eckel pp. 116-118, Smith II:5.
Dickens second Christmas book.
First edition, first state with the publisher´s imprint within the illustration on the vignette title page.
Provenance: Sten Ringselle (1949-2017), Swedish antiquarian bookdealer who in 1992 opened his shop Antiquaria in Gothenburg.