London: Chapman and Hall, 1889-1911. Later edition. Including A Christmas Carol, The Chimes, The Haunted Man, The Cricket on the Hearth, and the Battle of Life. Small octavos measuring 100 x 150mm. Quarter calf with ornate gilt to spines. Top edges brightly gilt. Marbled endpapers. Color frontis to each volume remains bright, and each is unmarked and fresh. A beautiful set in just about Fine condition, with the slightest touch of sunning to spines. Housed in their original card slipcase.
A beautiful collection of Dickens' holiday narratives -- and an opportunity to read those lesser known stories as well as the much-beloved A Christmas Carol. Arguably one of the author's most famous works, the story of Ebenezer Scrooge's redemption after being visited by three spirits on Christmas Eve has become a worldwide classic in literature, film, and television. Scrooge is made to see the dangers and consequences of his miserly ways and awakens the following morning infused with the spirit of Christmas giving. “A tale to make the reader laugh and cry – to open his hands, and open his heart to charity even toward the uncharitable ... a dainty dish to set before a King.” (Contemporary review in London’s Athenaeum magazine). Fine (Item #3839)