Lyra's Classics

Numbered 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

Numbered Edition

Print Run:
Trimmed Page Size:
265 x 175mm
160gsm Heritage Archival White
Letterpress in black and red ink
Fully bound in dark green, natural grain, Nigerian goatskin
Tipped in colour plates with loose tissue guards. Gilded top edge
Cloth wrapped slipcase
Gary Gianni – Artist



Price plus shipping and handling.

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

Numbered Lottery

Lottery registration for the remaining Numbered copies of ‘A Christmas Carol’ is now closed.

Winners will be given the opportunity to purchase this edition and will be chosen at random. You will be emailed if successful. If you don’t receive an email then unfortunately you were not selected. One entry per household.

Numbered Edition Details

Limited to 250 copies

Trimmed page size – 265 x 175mm

Signed by Gary Gianni (artist)

Printed letterpress on 160gsm Heritage Archival White 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 numbered edition is fully bound in dark green, natural grain, Nigerian goatskin leather with a two colour, foil blocked ‘Marley’ design by Gary Gianni to the front board. Front and back boards foil blocked with gold frames. The title, author and artist names are foil blocked to the spine in gold.

Gilded top edge.

Silhouette endpapers with a design by Gary Gianni, offset printed in 6 passes by Hurtwood Press.

The book comes in a curved edge, cloth covered slipcase with a gold foil blocked design by Gary Gianni to the front.

Numbered Edition Pre-Order Details

This edition is limited to 250 numbered copies. The first 150 copies will be offered privately to current Lyra’s Classics rights holders from Monday the 28th of November to Thursday the 1st of December. The next 100 copies (no rights), plus those not taken up by current rights holders (rights copies), will be available by public lottery ONLY. 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 and as to whether they have the option to purchase a copy with rights or without. This 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.

Copies numbered 1-150 will carry rights to the next Lyra’s Classics title and copies numbered 151 – 250 will not carry rights at all.

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

Numbered 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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