A Christmas Carol: In Prose Being a Ghost Story of Christmas by Charles Dickens. Illustrated by Wolfgang Lederer. Harold Berliner. (1976). #121/750 copies signed by Wolfgang Lederer. This copy is signed "For Ulli" on the limitation page. I suspect it is for Lilly as there is reciept for $50 plus tax in 1978 in payment for a copy of this book, although the reciept is implied for #343. (Maybe Ulli didn't want this book.) Approximately 9 1/2" x 12 1/2" 120 page Hardcover with dust jacket. DUST JACKET: I am not sure this is the original dust jacket. I checked the Berliner website and they show their limited editions with no dj. The business may not be in operation any more as the site doesn't seem very functional and I tried calling two phone numbers in association with the printer. Neither was functional. This dj is a brown paper that has chips and tears with a clean white paper copy of the title page on the front panel. This dj protected by a removable mylar dj cover. BOOK: Gilt decoration on the front panel and lettering on the spine. Light cover edge wear. Otherwise, no previous owner markings. No tears, folds or creases to pages. Binding is tight with no looseness to pages. Not ex-library, not remaindered and not a facsimile reprint. Also, laid in is the original receipt and a three pages in german being copies of information about Lederer. For sale by Jon Wobber, bookseller since 1978. HK22a
BIRTH 24 Jun 1923
San Francisco County, California, USA
DEATH 26 Apr 2010 (aged 86)
Nevada City, Nevada County, California, USA
Harold was a former Nevada County district attorney who helped write and popularize the Miranda warning. An American legal and cultural icon, he died at age 86.
He died Monday of complications related to age, said his daughter, Judith Berliner.
Mr. Berliner was a prominent community figure as the top prosecutor in Nevada County from 1957 to 1973. He also was well-known in the printing world for producing fine, limited-edition books at his Nevada City printing press business since the 1940s.
In 1966, he attended a meeting of California district attorneys to discuss how law enforcement officials should implement a new rule issued by the U.S. Supreme Court in Miranda v. Arizona. The landmark ruling ordered police to inform suspects in custody of their Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination." from findagrave.com
"Wolfgang Lederer papers, 1934-1990. Wolfgang Lederer, born in Mannheim, Germany in 1912, was a prominent book designer for the University of California Press, illustrator, and professor emeritus ..." oac.clib.org