London: Chapman and Hall, 1845. Small 8vo. Preliminary advertisement leaf, engraved frontispiece and additional title after D. Maclise, 11 wood-engravings after R. Doyle, J. Leech, and C. Stanfield. Publisher's red cloth gilt, edges gilt. Ends of spine lightly rolled, one small stain on front cover, otherwise a fine copy with the binding gilt fresh and bright. Item #408957
First edition, second state of the additional title with publisher's name outside the engraved border. Dickens's second Christmas book, written in Genoa, Italy, and published 16 December, 1844. Eckel pp. 116-118; Gimbel 86; Smith II, 5.