Holiday Stories (1907)


First Edition of Holiday Stories, 1907, With Six Stunning Chromolithographic Plates

(Christmas) Holiday Stories. Buffalo, New York: Berger Publishing Company, 1907.

Small octavo. Hardcover. 1st Edition 1st Printing.

First edition of this collection of stories and poetry for children to be read at Christmas, with six color plates and original pictorial boards. Anthologies of children's stories (not always Christmas-related) for Christmas were popular from the 19th century onward. While they tend toward the didactic, they are also often well-written and entertaining even a century later. This is a quite rare example of the genre.   Child's contemporary gift inscription. A few minor spots of soiling to interior, light wear to extremities, cover illustration bright and festive. A beautiful near-fine copy.