(Oxford): Oxford University Press, 1976. Single volume, measuring 8 x 6 inches: , 75, . Original red cloth lettered in gilt, original unclipped color pictorial dust jacket. Black and white illustrations throughout text. Lightest toning to edges of jacket.
First English edition of this touching Christmas story by Newbery winner Eleanor Estes, first published in 1973. Set in the early 1970s, against the background of the Brooklyn waterfront, The Coat-Hanger Christmas Tree follows a young girl’s efforts to convince her preoccupied bohemian mother to let the family have a Christmas tree. “The city is like a giant Christmas tree. The bridges are the branches, and you know what we are? A decoration at the end of the long branch that is the Brooklyn Bridge.” A near-fine copy of an uncommon book, illustrated by Susanne Suba.