Chicago: The Cuneo Press, 1956. Single volume, measuring 9.25 x 6.5 inches: , 216. Original full red morocco decoratively stamped in gilt, gilt dentelles, red moiré silk endpapers, top edge gilt. Printed in black and blue, black-and-white illustrations throughout text, text block uncut and largely unopened. Housed in a custom slipcase.
Handsomely bound Christmas gift book, a selection of classic nineteenth-century stories: “The tales are of the sea, of travel overland, and, of course, Christmas.” Contents include “The Open Boat” by Stephen Crane, “The Baker of Barnbury” by Frank Stockton, “How the Captain Made Christmas” by Thomas Nelson Page, “Dick Spindler’s Family Christmas” by Bret Harte, “The Three Strangers” by Thomas Hardy, “An Outpost of Progress” by Joseph Conrad, and “Lady Eleanore’s Mantle” by Nathaniel Hawthorne. As is customary in these Cuneo Press annuals, the volume concludes with the Pope’s annual Christmas message. A fine unopened copy of an appealing Christmas gift book.