The Margaret Tarrant Christmas Book (1940)


First Edition of the
Margaret Tarrant Christmas Book

Tarrant, Margaret. The Margaret Tarrant Christmas Book. A Christmas Annual. Illustrated with Reproductions of Paintings and Drawings by Margaret W. Tarrant. Boston: Hale, Cushman & Flint, 1940.

Stapled wraps. Folio  13" - 23" tall.

First edition of this beautiful Christmas annual, richly illustrated after artwork by British illustrator Margaret Tarrant, with the rare original box. This Christmas annual features the exquisite illustrations of Margaret Tarrant, a prominent British illustrator known for her depictions of Christmas and childhood. In the tradition of Christmas annuals, this work features stories, poems, and music by prominent authors such as Christina Rossetti and Thomas Hardy, all on a Christmas theme and ideal for reading or performing during the holidays. Very rare original box worn with joints split. Book unusually lovely and fine. A most exceptional copy.