Charles Dickens's New Christmas Story. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1863. Original self-wrappers.
First American Edition of the fifth of the nine Christmas numbers (1859-1867) of Dickens's periodical "All The Year Round." Dickens himself wrote only the first and last (seventh) chapters. The inside rear wrapper bears ads dated December 1863.~This is a near-fine copy, with minor wear along the very fragile spine and a few faint marks; this American edition is much scarcer than its English counterpart. Podeschi (Yale) B283; see Eckel p. 196. Item #12419