A Christmas Carol: The Book Dickens’ Publishers Didn’t Want to Risk


Aldine by Rebecca Romney

 

If you don’t keep up with the Bauman Rare Books blog, you may have missed a short article I wrote this week about the story behind A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Curious as to why Dickens’ publishers initially turned down the work? Or why it is the only Dickens first edition with hand-colored plates?

Read more about the book that made Dickens weep here.

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