A Christmas Carol. Charles Dickens.

A Christmas Carol

London & Philadelphia: William Heinemann & J.P. Lippincott, 1915. Rackham, Charles. leather_bound. 147 pages. 29 x 23.5 cm. Limited edition, copy 457 of 550 signed by Rackham. 12 tipped-in color plates with lettered tissue guards, and 18 illustrations by Rackham. Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe for E. Joseph with original pictorial endpapers retained, front endpapers toned, rear a hint darkened. LATTIMORE & HASKELL, P.44. HAMILTON, pp. 108-109, "Rackham's book for Christmas 1915 in a mood of national anxiety and tragedy of wartime. This was the first Dickens story Rackham had attempted ......Rackham voluntarily softened his interpretation of this story in a way he might not have done eight years earlier, or indeed twenty years later with Poe's TALES," as a temper to the times. Raised bands, gilt spine panels, gilt border cover fillets with pictorial inlay of two sprites ringing a green bell in green morocco, and title in green and gilt. Full straight grained red morocco. Teg. Fine. Item #22020

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