A Christmas Carol: The Book Dickens’ Publishers Didn’t Want to Risk


If you don’t keep up with the Bauman Rare Books blog, you may have missed a short article I wrote this week about the story behind A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Curious as to why Dickens’ publishers initially turned down the work? Or why it is the only Dickens first edition with hand-colored plates?

Read more about the book that made Dickens weep here.

3 Comments Add yours

  1. vanbraman says:

    I find it interesting that the first book that he wrote about Christmas is the one he is best known for. My blog post yesterday was about his other Christmas works.

  2. CODY says:

    smartest lady I’ve seen in so long.
    Charles Dickens is amazing.

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