FINE LIMITED EDITIONS SINCE 1974

The Cricket on the Hearth

A Fairy Tale of Home

Charles Dickens

£275.00

  • ISBN: 0904351211
  • Deluxe edition: 250 copies
Deluxe
The Cricket on the Hearth

Signed by: Monica Dickens

Contributors: Monica Dickens

Paper: Finely printed on archive cream laid, a permanent/durable paper, made in Fife, Scotland.

Binding: Full leather with decorative gold blocking on the front and back boards and spine

Box: Matching hand-made slip-case with label

Bookmark and Share
THE CRICKET ON THE HEARTH A FAIRY TALE OF HOME is a facsimile reproduction made from the original manuscript in Dickens's hand, published as a limited edition of 250 copies hand-bound in full leather.

To twentieth-century readers, A Christmas Carol has long seemed to be not merely the best but the only Christmas book by Charles Dickens. In fact, the custom of a Christmas tribute, whether a book, story, or a special number of Household Words or All the Year Round, was one that Dickens faithfully maintained for over a quarter of a century, sometimes alone, sometimes in collaboration. And nearly every year the task of writing his Christmas contribution crept up on him before he was quite ready. Though 1845 was exceptional by virtue of the fact that Dickens had no major novel underway at the time.

For the first time this important document is reproduced in facsimile enabling the reader to see the many deletions and alterations made by Dickens to the script. An introduction has been added by Andrew Sanders, and Verlyn Klinkenborg has contributed a note on the manuscript. Nine of the engravings from the first printed edition are included in this volume.
  • Page size: 270mm x 230mm
  • 168 pages
  • 9 images

Related titles

The Journal of a Voyage in HMS Beagle

The Journal of a Voyage in HMS Beagle

Charles Darwin

In 1832 a 23-year-old naturalist by the name of Charles Darwin sailed aboard HMS Beagle on a voyage of exploration and discovery. He was to bring forth the outline of a theory of evolution that was to divide the scientific world right up to the present day.

Deluxe

BUY NOW

£795.00

The Journal of Joseph Banks in the Endeavour 1768-1771

The Journal of Joseph Banks in the Endeavour 1768-1771

Joseph Banks

A facsimile of the manuscript held in the Mitchell Library, Sydney. With reproductions of paintings and drawings by Endeavour artists Buchan, Parkinson and Sporing.

Deluxe

BUY NOW

£795.00