Casual Essays of The Sun: Editorial Articles On Many Subjects, Clothed With The Philosophy Of The Bright Side Of Things (includes first book printing of "Is There a Santa Claus?" letter from Virginia and response)

Casual Essays of The Sun: Editorial Articles On Many Subjects, Clothed With The Philosophy Of The Bright Side Of Things (includes first book printing of "Is There a Santa Claus?" letter from Virginia and response)

New York: Robert Grier Cooke, 1905. First edition First edition. Hardcover in textured black cloth stamped in gilt. Top edge gilt. Title printed in red and black. xiv+ 422 pp. Very good, ownership signature front pastedown. Collection of editorial articles from The New York Sun newspaper from the 1880s to 1904. Most notably is the lead piece in the book, the letter from little Virginia O'Hanlon asking the editors if there is a Santa Claus and their five paragraph response including the famous line, "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus". Very Good Hardcover (Item ID: E20133)

$40.00

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