First Edition of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol Discovered in Cleveland Public Library

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A rare read was recently discovered amongst a plethora of other covers in Cleveland Public Library's Special Collections Department: an original first-edition copy of the classic Charles Dickens holiday tale, A Christmas Carol.

CPL staffers aren't exactly sure when the 170-year-old book was donated or by whom, but they do know they've unearthed a real holiday treasure. Only 6,000 other copies, originally printed in 1843 Britain, are in existence.

To get a glimpse of the rare find for yourself, head on up to the third floor of the CPL with a photo I.D.

click to enlarge A Christmas Carol, First Edition, Title Page - Photo Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Photo Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
A Christmas Carol, First Edition, Title Page

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