frontispiece and title page
The New York Public Library, Berg Collection of
English and American Literature

Carlyle's copy of A Christmas Carol.
This presentation copy of the first edition was inscribed by the author to Thomas Carlyle, "From his friend / Charles Dickens / Eighteenth December 1843." Four days later, Carlyle reinscribed the same copy of the book to John Welsh, a relative of his wife, Jane Welsh Carlyle: "read with satisfaction; presented with satisfaction, and many Christmas wishes ..."

1 2 3 4