1876 Old Christmas
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First Edition, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding
The first edition thus, being the first edition of these stories published separately from 'The Sketch Book'.
A charming collection of five festive themed short stories showing a typical old-fashioned Christmas at a English manor, written whilst the author was staying in England.
Illustrated with a frontispiece, illustrated title page, seven plates, and many in-text engravings.
Collated, complete. Collated from Jisc from a copy held at the British Library.
By Washington Irving, the popular American author best known for 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow'.
Illustrated by Randolph Caldecott, a very influential illustrator of children's books.
In the original publisher's cloth binding. Externally, generally smart. Light bumping to the head and tail of the spine and to the extremities. A couple of small cracks to the rear joint. A few light marks to the boards and spine. Hinges are a little strained but remain firm. Bookseller's labels to the paste downs. Front endpaper is detached but present. Prior owner's ink inscription to the verso to the front endpaper. Blind stamp to the rear endpaper. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean with just a few light spots. Half-title and frontispiece are detached but present.
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