A Christmas Carol (Margaret Armstrong decorated cover)
Charles Dickens

A Christmas Carol (Margaret Armstrong decorated cover)

New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1900. First edition thus Octavo hardcover in olive green cloth with beautiful front cover design in gilt, dark green and red by Margaret Armstrong. Top edge gilt. Decorated endpapers. Title page printed in green with gilt floral surround. 157 pp. With 12 photogravure plates with tissue guards captioned in red, 19 additional drawings Frederick Simpson Coburn in the text, and decorations in the margins of each page. A tight, near fine example, touch of wear at the extremities, 1902 dated ownership signature on the first interior front blank. One of the handsomest editions of Dickens iconic Christmas tale, graced by the Armstrong-designed cover, the striking gravure plates and the handsome drawings. Fine Hardcover (Item ID: E23162)


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