Quantity: 1 available
An uncommon book with an excellent interior and a good-to-fair exterior, the latter due to a cloth binding of a type of which cannot be easily cleaned. Consequently, there is light overall soil, a few small spots to upper front corner and a bit of darkening in the same area, as well to the spine which also shows a small tear at both top and bottom. The book is lovely inside, however -- very clean pages and exceptionally nice, heavy paper. The star of the show is definitely the wood engraving on page 203 by Celia Fiennes who studied the art under Noel Rooke in the 1920's. Collection of English Christmas material is likewise good and includes selections from Washington Irving, Dickens, George Eliot, Shakespeare, Thackeray, Coleridge, Thomas Hardy and Violet Sackville-West among many other luminaries. There's even info on conjuring fairies. Book measures 8-1/4"x11" and has 231 pages. Former owne's name and location (Chicago) is dated 1931 on front free endpaper.
Title: An Anthology of Christmas Prose and Verse
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: Great Britain, Cresset Press Ltd.: 1928
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Good
Jacket Condition: No DJ as issued in This Format
Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 24174
Keywords: Chirstman Stories. Christmas Verse. Christmas Carols.