No work of nineteenth-century English literature remains as widely popular and recognized as A Christmas Carol. Dickens expended enormous effort to make the book appealing to prospective buyers. The title was printed in two colors, John Leech's four etchings were hand-colored in every copy, and each volume was bound in cloth with gilt cover, spine, and edges. This copy is from the first issue of the book.
BRA0832. Charles Dickens (1812–1870). A Christmas Carol. In Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas. London: Chapman & Hall, 1843.
Dickens, Charles, 1812–1870 and Leech, John, 1817–1864, ill. , “BRA0832,” Bridwell Library Special Collections Exhibitions, accessed February 8, 2023, https://bridwell.omeka.net/items/show/1741.