RACKHAM, Arthur (illustrator). Charles DICKENS (author). A Christmas Carol. London; William Heinemann. 1915.
Large square 8vo. Original deep lilac cloth decorated in gilt to spine and upper board, pictorial endpapers, top edges deep lilac; pp. [xiv], 3-147; 12 coloured plates with captioned guards and drawings in line by Rackham; an excellent copy in uncommonly fresh and attractive condition with sharp corners and little of the usual dulling to spine gilt, minor bruising to spine ends, small rubbing to forecorner tips, and a tiny (5mm) superficial split to heel of spine at lower joint; internally fine with a neat gift inscription, dated Xmas 1916, to front blank.
First edition, first issue, of this edition by Rackham, with "Heinemann" to the spine and "London; William Heinemann, 1915" to the verso of the title-page Now, incontrovertibly, one of the scarcest, and most desirable, trade titles by this artist.