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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