Front Cover Fridays #7

Forty-eight hours from now we’ll be tearing the wrappings off our gifts. That’s right, Christmas is a mere 2 days away! So in light of the holidays, let’s take a look at a Christmas classic in its original, first edition form:

A Christmas Carol was written by Charles Dickens in 1843. This original hardback cover is a cloth cover with ornate gold lettering. The book also has a handful of illustrations by John Leech such as the title page below:

Although commonly mistaken as salt and pepper shakers, those are, in fact, humans depicted in the above scene.

The actual book cover pictured in this post sold for $33k a few years ago. Absolute insanity. What crotchety Scrooge can afford to blow that much cheddar on an old book you can download for free on your eReader?

A merry Christmas to all you manly men out there. May God bless us, everyone.

About APC

Following his days in the Octagon, APC worked for an undisclosed amount of time tracking and studying a colony of Yetis in eastern Nepal (read more about his travels in his memoir, "Backgammon 101: Let the Yeti Win"). Nowadays, he spends his time in Havana fitting model ships inside glass bottles, and counting his gold bullions with his chimpanzee, Don Ultimo.
Currently Reading:
-Millenium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson
-East of Eden by John Stienbeck
-Reservation Blues by Sherman Alexie

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