Sing for Christmas (1943)


First Edition of Sing for Christmas,
A Color-Illustrated Collection of Classic Christmas Carols

Wheeler, Opal. Sing for Christmas. A Round of Christmas Carols and Stories of the Carols. New York: E. P. Dutton, 1943.

1st Edition. Hardcover. Folio  13" - 23" tall.

First edition of this wonderful World War II-era compilation of piano-vocal scores for Christmas carols, color-illustrated and with each song accompanied by a few paragraphs of historical explanation. A well-known music chronicler and young adult author, Opal Wheeler combines her passions in this work to create a classic Christmas songbook featuring all of the most popular Christmas carols as well as a number of less common ones. Bookplate. Book near-fine or better, with only a couple tiny spots of soiling and a bit of wear to corners. Dust jacket very good, with a bit of wear and toning to extremities and tape repair to verso. An attractive copy