Image of the week: 21st - 27th December

21 December 2015

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This weeks image of the week is from our Rare Book Collection - A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Dickens, C. (1843). A Christmas carol in prose : being a ghost story of Christmas. London, England: Chapman & Hall. The library was fortunate enough to be donated this copy, via a bequest made to Lincoln University Library by the late Frank White, a Canterbury farmer.   Lincoln University, with permission of the executors, invited the library to choose items which were outside the scope of their collection policy.  Some of the books chosen include a first edition of Shelley’s Revolt of Islam (1818), a 1713 edition of Dryden’s Fables, several Dickens first editions including A Christmas Carol, as well as some fine illustrated works of the 19th century.