An Adventure of Santa Claus. Greene J. B.
An Adventure of Santa Claus
An Adventure of Santa Claus
An Adventure of Santa Claus
An Adventure of Santa Claus

An Adventure of Santa Claus

Boston: Lee & Shepard, 1871.

First Edition. Hardcover. Good. Item #037804
ISBN: NoISBN

Oblong green cloth with moderate general rubbing, spine ends worn, a bit shaken, a few surface marks to rear cover. Repaired tear to endpaper with a bit of loss at edge, repaired tear to title page with no loss, repaired tear to gutter of illustration 2 with no loss, tear with loss of text (one word and 1/2 of a letter to the text for page VII), repaired tear near gutter of VIII with no loss, and a large tear on the corner of illustration XIX defacing perhaps 1/8 of the page. All the repairs are done on the verso (text and illustrations are on one side of the page only) with archival tape. Foxing throughout but uneven, a number of pages show moderate to heavy foxing, many nearly none.

A rare Santa Claus book - Worldcat shows only 5 copies - from the period when the legend was still being formed. Greene has Santa as the son of Odin (as was traditional in some tales) who is distributing gifts as a repentance for his brother's misdeeds. Lovely illustrations.

Size: Octavo (8vo). Text is clean and unmarked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Children; Inventory No: 037804.

Price: $650.00

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