loves this classic Dickens tale of Scrooge, Tiny Tim and the
Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future? Although Dickens
wrote many classic novels, his Christmas Carol story is perhaps
the one he is most known for.
single page item is a reproduction of the first page of Charles
Dickenss classic story, A Christmas Carol. It makes
for a terrific piece to frame and decorate a study or as part
of a beautiful centerpiece for a Christmas dinner!
page is standard 8.5" x 11" in size and has been
hand antiqued via our own unique paper aging process to achieve
a look you wont find anywhere else.
actual page contains the following text (though please note
that the formatting and font will be different as viewed on
this page see photo for exact formatting and look!):
Ghost Marley was dead, to begin with. There is no doubt whatever
about that. The register of his burial was signed by the clergyman,
the clerk, the undertaker, and the chief mourner. Scrooge
signed it. And Scrooges name was good upon Change
for anything he chose to put his hand to. Old Marley was as
dead as a door-nail.
I dont mean to say that I know, of my own knowledge,
what there is particularly dead about a door-nail. I might
have been inclined, myself, to regard a coffin-nail as the
deadest piece of ironmongery in the trade. But the wisdom
of our ancestors is in the simile; and my unhallowed hands
shall not disturb it, or the Countrys done for. You
will, therefore, permit me to repeat, emphatically, that Marley
was as dead as a door-nail.
knew he was dead? Of course he did. How could it be otherwise?
Scrooge and he were partners for I dont know how many
years. Scrooge was his sole executor, his sole administrator,
his sole assign, his sole residuary legatee, his sole friend,
and sole mourner. And even Scrooge was not so dreadfully cut
up by the sad event, but that he was an excellent man of business
on the very day of the funeral, and solemnised it with an
mention of Marleys funeral brings me back to the point
I started from. There is no doubt that Marley was dead. This
must be distinctly understood, or nothing wonderful can
antiqued paper is delicately laced with a subtle hint of gold
in the creases creating an almost magical look. (Although
its difficult to catch with a camera, you can see in
the image below how the shimmering is caught in the light)
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