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Merry Christmas, A Christmas Present For Children and Youth
Thayer, William M.

Merry Christmas, A Christmas Present For Children and Youth

Boston: Stone & Halpine, 1854. First First edition. 24mo. in dark brown cloth with design in blindstamp and decorative device in gilt, spine lettering and design in gilt. 104 pps.with frontispiece drawing titled "Christmas Tree" depicting a decorated, candlelit tree with toys beneath in the midst of a domestic scene of family with little children. Contains one addlitional plate "Christmas Eve" showing people gazing into a toy shop window. This actually is a Christmas-themed book (as many of this era with similar titles are not) which purports to provide the true meaning of the hoiliday while gives glimpses of Christmas scenes throughout the New England town in which the protagonist and his family live.. The introductory chapter, in which the minister tells of the First Christmas, contains the following passage: "The Bible tells you nothing about Santaclaus (sic), does, it?"(asked Frank). Santaclaus was a character about which Frank had heard something, though not half so much as some other lads in the neighborhood...". A very good copy, spine gilt still bright and with the spine a touch sunned; shallow frayinng at the spine ends. Scattered foxing throughout and with an old gift inscr. dated 1859 on the front pastedown and lacking the front free (blank) endpaper. Quite a nice little book. Hardcover (Item ID: CH131)

$85.00

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