|Publisher||The World Publishing Company|
The World Publishing Company, 1966. FIRST EDITION, first pruinting with point of issue "1 2 3 4 5 70 69 68 67 66" on pg 160, the last page before rear endpapers. Oblong 11.25" long by 8.5" tall, Very good condition red cloth binding with Christmas tree and decorative border stamped on front and rear covers, and gilt lettering somewhat faded on spine. Book's spine tips and corners are true. Tight binding and clean inyerior with exception of gift insvription and faded childs name on endpage and half title. Mustard colored endpapers with wreath with mouse in center surrounded by laurel border. Wonderful and whimsical color with black & white illustrations throughout by Tudor. This is the ultimate holiday season book to enjoy with the whole family year after year. "From a wide range of sources this famous and beloved artist has chosen a richly varied collection of poems, carols, stories, legends and even Christmas recipes and decorations". Selections include "Away in the Manger," Hans Christian Anderson's "The Little Fir Tree" and Clement Moore's "The Night Before Christmas," as well as the Biblical account of the Nativity plus poems by Shakespeare, stories by Dylan Thomas and some very moving Carols with full sheet music. 160 pages.