A Christmas Carol. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. First Trade Edition (1915)

Author: Charles Dickens

Book ID: 68223

Price: 575.00

A Christmas Carol. Beautifully Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. London: Heinemann, 1915. First Edition Thus. Pp, 147. Publisher’s green cloth boards lettered in black and illustration to the upper board and spine, pictorial endpapers. Light scuff marks to upper cover, & spotting to endpapers, contents pages in fine bright condition.

With twelve coloured plates & titled tissue guards, and numerous black and white illustrations throughout the text by Arthur Rackham.

Long recognised as a principal artist in the Golden Age of British book illustration ‘A Christmas Carol’ marks the first time Rackham illustrated a work by Charles Dickens. Under Rackham’s pen and watercolour brush this Christmas classic becomes an elegant children’s book. His illustrations range from sentimental scenes from childhood, such as Bob Cratchit’s sliding on the ice at Cornhill to the “mystical and fantastic” realisations of Scrooge’s spiritual journey.

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