First Edition of ‘A Christmas Carol’ Discovered in Ohio Library

By Dianna Dilworth Comment

christmascarolLibrarians at a library in Ohio got a Christmas treat this year: They discovered that a copy of Charles Dickens’ classic novel A Christmas Carol at their branch is a first edition.

The Cleveland Scene has the scoop: “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.”

The book was originally published by Chapman & Hall in 1843.