A Christmas Carol. Limited Signed Edition (1915)
Author: Charles Dickens
Book ID: 63543
A Christmas Carol. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. William Heinemann 1915. First Edition, limited Issue. Publisher’s original pictorial vellum boards in gilt, original silk ties, usual slight bowing to covers, some creasing to spine ends, but overall a fine bright copy. Housed in matching solander box.
Title printed in red and black, with twelve mounted coloured plates (with captioned tissue-guards) and numerous drawings throughout the text by Arthur Rackham.
Limited Edition of 525 Numbered Copies, Signed by the Artist.
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.