A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Illustrated by with 50 Drawings by Ida Applebroog
Arion Press, 1993, Signed Limited Edition, 71 of 200
Signed by Ida Applebroog
This is a signed limited edition of “A Christmas Carol” published by the Arion Press in 1993 with a limitation of 200 copies with this being number 71. From the publisher, “Dickens' Christmas Carol was first published in 1843. The Arion Press edition marks its 150th anniversary and honors this perennial favorite with a treatment that is traditional and contemporary by turns. Paul Davis is Professor of English Literature at the University of New Mexico and an authority on Charles Dickens. His introduction traces the history of illustrated editions of the Carol. The artist Ida Applebroog has achieved wide-spread recognition for her appropriated images in paintings, drawings, and prints. She pays homage to earlier illustrators of this classic while making familiar depictions of Scrooge, the ghosts, and Tiny Tim into new works of art in her own style.”
Measuring 10” x 13” with 116 pages, the book is bound in full green cloth with inset paper panels on the front cover and the spine. The book is housed in a cloth and paper slipcase. The types are Gloucester Old Style and Cheltenham Bold, handset, printed in black, red, and green inks. The 50 drawings were printed from photopolymer plates in brown and yellow inks. The paper is French mouldmade Rives heavyweight. The introduction to the book was written by Paul David.
The book is signed by Ida Applebroog on the limitation page. The original prospectus will accompany the book.
The book is in FINE condition with no flaws. The slipcase is in FINE condition with very minor surface wear.
Photographs of the book, slipcase, prospectus, and a stock image from the book appear in the photo section of the listing.
About the Arion Press
Since its inception in 1974, the Arion Press has published 118 deluxe limited editions that are breathtaking in their scope and artistry. Combining notable literature illustrated with original artwork from prominent artists, Andrew Hoyem and his team at the Arion Press have carried on the tradition of the livre d’artiste in spectacular fashion. Michael Kimmelman of the New York Times put it best when he wrote, "The Arion Press produces some of the most beautiful limited-edition, hand printed books in the world."