Scrooge, Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit, and the rest. This beautiful hard cover edition includes the original illustrations, in full color, by John Leech.
All in all, if you want to read "A Christmas Carol" as nearly as it was when it was first written, this edition is for you. Also available as a soft cover edition.
A Christmas Carol : With Original Illustrations in Full Color by Charles Dickens (2016, Hardcover)
John Leech's illustrations were created as engravings which had to be colored by hand, or through wood cuts. Due to the desire to create an edition that is as faithful to the original as modern typesetting technology will allow, they were not mofidied or enhanced for this edition.
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Readers should be aware that Leech did not produce his illustrations in a manner that they are accustomed to seeing in later books. It had already been an energetic few years. Macy founded the subscription-based Limited Editions Club in , and the Heritage Press in , before acquiring London-based Nonesuch Press in In the midst of the hardships of the Depression, Macy billed these Nonesuch publications as modest luxuries whose anticipated popularity signaled better economic times to come.
Jovial couples dance under the mistletoe at Mr. In Stave I, a plate depicts Scrooge confronted at his meager fireside by the spirit of former business partner Jacob Marley; here, the candle flame itself has taken on a portending, ghostly countenance.
A Christmas Carol
Several smaller, uncolored prints are also included throughout the text. In A Christmas Carol Macy found a story with significant value in reproduction. Via the Limited Editions Club he had printed A Christmas Carol in Prose three years earlier, in ; that edition was limited to copies and included original illustrations by Gordon Ross.