(Llandysul, Wales): Gwasg Gomer, (1978). Slim quarto, original color printed pictorial boards, pale pink and green endpapers, original unclipped pictorial dust jacket. Color and black-and-white illustrations throughout text. Top edge and corner of book and jacket lightly bumped.
Striking illustrated Welsh translation of Dylan Thomas's classic holiday story, a lyrical account of Christmas Day in a small town in Wales, first published as a 1950 feature in Harper's Bazaar: “All the Christmases roll down toward the two-tongued sea, like a cold and headlong moon bundling down the sky that was our street; and they stop at the rim of the ice-edged, fish-freezing waves.” This edition of A Child's Christmas in Wales includes Edward Ardizzone's color illustrations. Text in Welsh. A bright, near-fine copy of a beautiful book.