1843 FIRST EDITION, exact copies: Cover, Text, Illustrations (B&W). LARGE PRINT. A Christmas Carol tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an old miser who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come. After their visits Scrooge is transformed into a kinder, gentler man. This edition is an exact copy of the 1843 1st edition, with the original John Leech illustrations in B&W.