Dickens The Cricket on the Hearth 1846
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DICKENS. FIRST EDITION. DICKENS, CHARLES. The Cricket on the Hearth. A fairy Tale of Home. London (Bradbury and Evans) 1846.
Small 8:o (about 168x105 mm.). (8), (1)-174, (2 advertisements) pp. Engraved frontispiece and vignette titlepage, 12 illustrations in text.
Original red cloth, somewhat worn, stamped in blind, upper board with a gold decoration of a detailed fireplace and title and author in gilt, gilt spine, all edges gilt. Birthday and christmas inscription dated December 25-26 1845 on first endpaper.
Eckel pp. 119-120, Smith II:6.
The 3rd Christmas book.
Second state of the advertisement leaf at end. Although the title page says 1846, the book was published Decenber 20th, 1845.
Provenance: Sten Ringselle (1949-2017), Swedish antiquarian bookdealer who in 1992 opened his shop Antiquaria in Gothenburg.