A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens: A Selection from the Jack Walsdorf Gift


Fri, Nov 24, 2017 to
Sat, Dec 30, 2017

First come, first served.

Arthur Rackham, from A Christmas Carol
Arthur Rackham, from A Christmas Carol (1915)

The exhibition is open during the John Wilson Special Collections' hours of operation.

This small exhibition has 13 titles pulled from a large gift in 2016 by a long-time supporter of the John Wilson Special Collections. Jack Walsdorf, who sadly passed away earlier this year, loved all holidays almost as much as he loved books and so it made perfect sense for him to build a collection of various editions of Charles Dickens' beloved novella, A Christmas Carol, first published in 1843. The exhibition includes several miniatures, two pop-up versions, and a handsome copy of Arthur Rackham's first edition, bound in vellum and signed by the famed illustrator in 1915.

For more information, contact John Wilson Special Collections Librarian Jim Carmin at 503.988.6287 or jimc@multcolib.org.

Made possible by gifts to The Library Foundation, a local nonprofit dedicated to our library’s leadership, innovation and reach through private support.

Target audience:

Adults, Families, 50+

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