Chicago: The Cuneo Press, 1947. Single volume, measuring 9.25 x 6.5 inches: , 206. Original full green morocco decoratively stamped in gilt, gilt dentelles, red moiré silk endpapers, top edge gilt. Printed in black and red, black-and-white illustrations throughout text, text block uncut and partially unopened. Spine panel toned and lightly rubbed.
Attractive midcentury edition of three of W.M. Thackeray’s Victorian Christmas books, originally published under the name “M.A. Titmarsh:” Our Street (1848), Doctor Birch and His Young Friends (1849), and The Kickleburys on the Rhine (1850). Each comic character sketch is accompanied by Thackeray’s original drawings. “We must begin our little descriptions where they say charity should begin -- at home.” As is customary in these Cuneo Press annuals, the volume concludes with the Pope’s annual Christmas message. A near-fine gift book, handsomely bound.