Lyra's Classics

Lettered Edition

A Christmas Carol

In Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas.

A Christmas Carol

In Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas.


Charles Dickens

Lettered Edition

Print Run:
Trimmed Page Size:
265 x 175mm
160gsm Zerkall Special Making
Letterpress in black and red ink
Fully bound in white Harmatan ‘Katsina’ goatskin leather
Tipped in colour plates with loose tissue guards. Gilded top edge. Deckled bottom edge
Bradel bound solander box with inlaid letterpress drawing by the artist
Gary Gianni – Artist. Simon Callow – Afterword Contributor.



Price plus shipping and handling.

One copy per household – see Pre-Order Details below.

Lettered Lottery

All Lettered copies of ‘A Christmas Carol’ are now sold out. Therefore there will not be a public lottery for any Lettered Edition copies.

Lettered Edition Details

Limited to 26 copies

Trimmed page size – 265 x 175mm

Signed by Gary Gianni (artist) and Simon Callow (afterword contributor).

Printed letterpress on 160gsm Zerkall Special Making paper by Phil Abel and Robert Hetherington of Hand and Eye Letterpress. Black ink throughout with red and black title, half title and chapter opening pages.

6 colour plates, including the author photograph frontispiece. With 12 full page black relief drawings and title page, printed letterpress to the page.

5 illustrated stave headings printed letterpress in black and red.

The lettered edition is fully bound in white Harmatan ‘Katsina’ goatskin leather with a four colour, foil blocked ‘Marley’ design by Gary Gianni across the entirety of the cover. Front and back boards are blind tooled with single line frames.

Gilded top edge. Deckled bottom edge.

Hand marbled endpapers by Freya Scott of Paperwilds.

The book comes in a bradel bound solander box with a black leather spine and cloth covered front and back boards. A letterpress printed Gianni drawing is presented within a frame to the front board. Internally, the trays are covered in black silk cloth and lined with white suedel. The book is presented inside the box along with a cloth covered portfolio containing a giclee print of each of the colour paintings from within the book, each numbered and signed by the artist. The prints were printed by the art studio that scanned the paintings, overseen and approved by the artist, and represent the closest match to the original paintings as it is possible to be.

Lettered Edition Pre-Order Details

This edition is limited to 26 numbered copies. All copies will first be offered privately to current Lyra’s Classics rights holders from Monday the 28th of November to Thursday the 1st of December. Any copies not taken up by current rights holders will be available by public lottery ONLY. If this happens, the lottery form will be open on this page from 12pm midday GMT on Saturday the 3rd of December to 12pm midday GMT on Monday the 5th of December. Winners will be notified by email within a couple of days. The option to purchase will be in place for 48 hours from the timestamp of the notification email, after which any un-purchased copies will be offered to someone else. If we fail to sell all copies through the lottery, these remaining copies will become available shortly afterwards on the website.

All copies carry rights to the next title in the Lyra’s Classics imprint.

Read more about how the rights system works.

There is a ‘one entry per household’ rule in place for the lottery. Multiple entries will be deleted and you will be banned from the lottery.

Click here to see our rules around the lotteries on the FAQ page

Lettered Edition Delivery Details

The cost of shipping is £25 in the UK and £55 for the rest of the world. The shipping cost is based on custom made boxes with foam, packing and booking time as well as the cost of the courier service.

All books will be packed into custom made, double walled cartons and surrounded by thick foam on six sides to ensure safe delivery.

Deliveries within the UK will be sent via a 24 hour courier service called APC Overnight. Delivery times elsewhere in the world will vary depending on your location, but we would hope that the books will largely be delivered within a few days. All services will be fully trackable and you will be sent a confirmation of shipping along with a tracking number when your parcel is booked with the courier. Our default courier service for worldwide deliveries is DHL. If you have a preferred courier service then do let us know and will try our best to use them.

All international deliveries, including to the EU, now have full customs declarations. Any import taxes, customs duties or fees must be paid for by the recipient. Customs policies vary from country to country and you should contact your local customs office for more information. Customs clearance procedures may cause delays and extend our quoted delivery time estimates.

PLEASE NOTE – We cannot currently deliver to Russia, Ukraine or Belarus.

The books are now completed and are ready to ship.

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