Thornton Burgess The Christmas Reindeer 1926 1st ed
This book is no longer for sale (sold on 2009-05-08)
Price : US $35.50
How wonderful is this! The Christmas Reindeer by Thornton Burgess. Not his usual format. This story is about PEOPLE and animals. It is the story of an Eskimo family. Very delightful.
The book is small, measuring 7' X 4 1/2'. The story is 139 pages. Just the right length as a prelude to Christmas. This book is fragile--not having the quality construction of the earlier books published by Little, Brown & Co. Consequently, the front and back hinges have split (pictures 3 & 6). They have not separated completely, but are very fragile. The front and back end papers show Santa and his sleigh with his reindeer coursing across the sky. All of the pictures and text are intact and very tight. The pictures are black and white, as shown on the frontispiece. The pictures are printed on regular paper, not glossy.
This is a true first edition and (dare I say it?) quite rare. Unfortunately it was not cherished and reprinted as were so many of his other books.
Please ask questions before bidding. Good luck to all of you! Thank you for looking.
This book is sold (sold on 2009-05-08)
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