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A Christmas Carol

An exquisitely illustrated, luxury collector’s edition of Dicken’s holiday tale.
This beautiful edition of Charles Dickens’s perennial seasonal favorite offers exquisite illustrations of Marley’s ghost, Bob Cratchit’s slide down icy Cornhill, Mr. and Mrs. Fezziwig’s dance, and Ebenezer Scrooge himself. Arthur Rackham’s color wash drawings and silhouettes, first published during the First World War, bring a threatening and haunting atmosphere to Scrooge’s ghostly story. Rackham was a leading illustrator in the golden age of book illustration when groundbreaking techniques for color printing were developing fast. He illustrated over sixty books and specialized in children’s classics and fairy tales.
This landmark edition of A Christmas Carol helped to consolidate the idea of the Dickensian Christmas and the tradition of the Christmas gift book. It is a beautiful version of a classic story, which never ceases to be relevant to our times.

168 pages | 12 color plates, 22 halftones | 6 3/4 x 9

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