1. The Cleveland Public Library Found a Lost First Edition Copy of 'A Christmas Carol' →

    What a great way to celebrate Boxing Day!

    The Cleveland Public Library Found a Lost First Edition Copy of 'A Christmas Carol'Wikimedia Commons

    The leather-bound book, donated at one point but soon forgotten about, is one of only 6,000 first-run copies printed on Dec. 17, 1843. At the time, it cost a modest 5 shillings. In the last few years, first editions have sold at auction for several thousand dollars.

  2. uispeccoll:

libraryjournal:

myimaginarybrooklyn:

“I wear the chains I forged in life.”

Jacob Marley’s gonna getcha! (Does that candle flame have a face?)

Very interesting how different each copy is due to the hand coloring!!  You can see the University of Iowa’s copy here and a detail of Scrooge’s face here

Why the library community on Tumblr is the absolute best, exhibit A.

    uispeccoll:

    libraryjournal:

    myimaginarybrooklyn:

    “I wear the chains I forged in life.”

    Jacob Marley’s gonna getcha! (Does that candle flame have a face?)

    Very interesting how different each copy is due to the hand coloring!!  You can see the University of Iowa’s copy here and a detail of Scrooge’s face here

    Why the library community on Tumblr is the absolute best, exhibit A.

  3. myimaginarybrooklyn:

“I wear the chains I forged in life.”

Jacob Marley’s gonna getcha! (Does that candle flame have a face?)

    myimaginarybrooklyn:

    “I wear the chains I forged in life.”

    Jacob Marley’s gonna getcha! (Does that candle flame have a face?)