Various - The Folio Christmas Book. Folio Society, 2000, 1st. 9½" x 6¼", 348pp plus 16 plates, quarter pinkish-red cloth with paper covered, colour illustrated, boards, gold blocked spine lettering, hardback.
Contents: 'A Child's Christmas In Wales' by Dylan Thomas; 'A Week to Christmas' from 'Autumn Journal' by Louis MacNeice; 'The Christmas Tree and the Wedding' by Fydor Dostoyvesky; 'Christmas Eve at Bracebridge Hall' by Washington Irving; 'Christmas Giftmanship' by Stephen Potter; 'Nutcracker and Mouse King' by E. T. A. Hoffmann; 'The Three Low Masses' by Alphonse Daudet; 'The Night Before Christmas' by Clement C. Moore; 'Old Folks' Christmas' by Ring Lardner; 'Another Christmas Poem' by Wendy Cope; 'Chrostmas at Cold Comfort Farm' by Stella Gibbons; 'The Minstrels Played their Christmas Tune' by William Wordsworth; 'The Bear and the Skrattel' by Brothers Grimm; 'A Flat Country Christmas' by Angus Wilson; 'December: Christmass' by John Clare; 'Christmas Storms and Sunshine' by Elizabeth Gaskell; 'The Fir-Tree' by Hans Christian Andersen; 'Old Sam's Christmas Pudding' by Marriott Edgar; 'Palm Beach Santa Claus' by Damon Runyon; 'Three Gifts' by Alan Wykes; 'A Christmas Carol' by Coleridge; 'The Last Room at the Inn' by John Connell; 'The Second Shepherds' Play' form 'The Wakefield Mystery Plays'; 'Paddington's Christmas' by Michael Bond; 'My Christmas Carol' by Budd Schulberg; 'A Christmas Croak' by robert B. Brough; 'The Huanted House'; 'The Mortals in the House' by Charles Dickens; 'The Ghost in the Double Room' by George Augustus Sala; 'The Ghost in the Cupboard Room' by Wilkie Collins; 'The White Chapel' by Jules Lemaitre; 'A Correspondence' by Richard Steele; 'Maste Perex the Organist' by Custavo Adolfo Becquer; and 'Sailor's Carol' by Charles Causley. Illustrated with 16 coloured plates by: Peter Brookes, Posy Simmonds, Roland Pym, John Vernon Lord, Clare Mackie, Quentin Blake, Sara Fanelli, Paula Rego, Devid Eccles, Neil Packer, John lawrence, Glynn Boyd Harte, Peter Bailey, Road Waters and Francis Mosley.
Slightly sunned spine, as usual; fine; complete with very good (slight sunning) slip-case.
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