The Chimes. Illustrated by C.E. Brock (1905)
Book ID: 63227
The Chimes. A Goblin Story of Some Bells that Rang an Old Year Out and a New Year In. Illustrated by C.E. Brock. London: Dent, 1905. First Edition Thus. Publisher’s cream cloth boards, decorated in a green cherub & floral motif, title within gilt panel to upper cover. A very good condition.
The first Charles Brock edition containing eight coloured plates and nine text illustrations.
The second in the series of Dicken’s Christmas Books ‘The Chimes’ appeared a year after A Christmas Carol, in 1844 and would revisit the same themes in a more strident way. The faults and redemption of its protagonist, Trotty, are perhaps more meaningful and considered than those of Scrooge.