The Tall Book of Christmas. Dorothy Hall Smith, Gertrude Elliott Espenscheid, Illustrations.
The Tall Book of Christmas
The Tall Book of Christmas
The Tall Book of Christmas
The Tall Book of Christmas

The Tall Book of Christmas

New York: Harper & Brothers, (1954). Espenscheid, Gertrude Elliott. Hardcover. Folio size, 87 pp. Near Fine / Near Fine. Item #16022919

A charming collection of poems and stories relating to Christmas, from the birth of Jesus to stories of children and Santa Claus, "The Tall Book of Christmas" is a delightful celebration of this holiday, replete with colourful illustrations by Gertrude Elliott Espenscheid.

This copy in exceptionally good condition, in a like dust jacket.

___DESCRIPTION: Full paper boards with wraparound colour illustration, title in black, red, and green lettering, black lettering on the spine, endpapers with colour Christmas-themed pattern, frontispiece a colour illustration by Gertrude Elliott Espenscheid, title page with black, green, and red lettering and colour illustration by Espenscheid, illustrations in colour and black and white by Espenscheid throughout; folio size (12.5" by 5.25"), pagination: [1-6] (numbering skips, no pages missing) 11-92. In a paper dust jacket with wraparound illustration matching the boards, title in black, red, and green on the front panel, black lettering on the spine, a description of the book on the front flap, and a list of other books from the publisher on the rear flap; the dust jacket is unclipped with the original price of $1.95.

___CONDITION: Volume is near fine, with clean boards, straight corners, a strong, square text block with solid hinges, the interior is clean and bright, and entirely free of prior owner markings; some bumping to the head and tail of the spine and a minute amount of rubbing to the bottom edges of the boards, else fine. The dust jacket also near fine, unclipped, clean with bright colours, with a bit of edgewear to the head and tail of the spine and to the corners, and light toning to the edges of the verso. Overall a wonderful copy.

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Price: $150.00