A Christmas Carol, illustrated by Emil Weiss – 1944


A vintage edition of the classic tale of A Christmas Carol.

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A vintage edition of the classic tale of A Christmas Carol.

This edition was published in 1944.

The book is in good clean condition. The dust jacket is worn, to be expected of an item that’s more than 80 years old.

There is a dedication on the inside front cover of the book dated Christmas 1945.

Emil Weiss

Emil Weiss (August 14 1896 – January 6 1965) was a Czech illustrator.

Weiss was born in Moravia, then part of Austria-Hungary, and trained as an architect in Vienna. In Prague, in the 1920s, he worked as a cartoonist for newspapers and as a commercial artist doing advertising. His posters are on display at the Prague Museum of Applied Arts, where reproductions are on sale as posters and even as miniatures on matchbox covers.

Weiss also worked as an architect. His style was Art Deco, severely geometrical, with rounded corners, un-decorated, handcrafted of finest materials.

Read more about Emil Weiss at Wikipedia

Charles Dickens

Charles John Huffam Dickens FRSA (7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic.

Dickens created some of the world’s best-known fictional characters and is regarded by many as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era.

His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime and, by the 20th century, critics and scholars had recognised him as a literary genius. His novels and short stories are widely read today.

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