Chapman & Hall, London, 1845. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Item #1403037
Chapman & Hall, London, 1845. First edition. Uncommon first state with the publisher's imprint within the illustration on the vignette title page (Smith II.5; Sadlier 683). Small 8vo: (viii), 175, ; complete."Dickens' second Christmas book, which continues his social commentaries on the poor. Structured similarly to "A Christmas Carol," the main character, Trotty, witnesses an alternative future through a series of visions and ultimately is given a second chance to put things right. "The Chimes" was a bestseller in its day, but has since been eclipsed by "A Christmas Carol." Very good in original cloth, repair to top of spine and repair to verso of title page(there was a horizontal tear).