1845-49 The Chimes: A Goblin Story The Haunted Man and The Ghost's Bargain The Cricket on the Hearth The Battle of Life
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Early editions of these work, all published in the year after the first editions.
A collection of four works by Charles Dickens bound in two volumes.
These four short Christmas novellas by Dickens are renowned and well beloved.
'The Chimes: A Goblin Story', published by A. and W. Galignani and Co in 1845.
'The Haunted Man and The Ghost's Bargain', published by Baudry's European Library in 1849.
'The Cricket on the Hearth', published by A. and W. Galignani and Co in 1846.
'The Battle of Life', published by Baudry's European Library, in 1847.
Dickens is one of the most popular authors of the Victorian age. His novels show the grimy side of poverty and prosperity in Victorian England, showing poor social conditions alongside repulsive characters.
Half-title for each work is present.
In a quarter calf binding with marbled paper to the boards. Externally, generally smart. Light rubbing to the boards and spines. Minor bumping to the head and tail of the spines and to the extremities, with a very small amount of loss to the head of the spines. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are lightly age-toned and clean. Prior owner's ink inscription to the half-title of 'The Battle of Life'.
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