The Other Children; And How They Keep Christmas (1885)


First Edition of The Other Children; And How They Keep Christmas,
Illustrated and with Lovely Pictorial Binding

(Christmas Books) . The Other Children; and How They Keep Christmas. Boston: D. Lothrop, 1885.

1st Edition. Card Covers. 8vo  8" - 9" tall.

First edition of this 19th-century children's book featuring stories about Christmas traditions in other countries, with black-and-white illustrations. This wonderful 19th-century Christmas book for children discusses Christmas traditions in different parts of the world from Norway to Egypt. While the illustrations and text occasionally reflect the colonialist attitudes of the time, the book offers interesting information about the way people celebrated Christmas before 20th-century homogenization of the Christmas tradition.  Small spot of marginal soiling to a couple of leaves only faint foxing to endpapers. A beautiful copy in exceptional condition.