"CHRISTMAS IS A BLESSED TIME… OF LOVE": FIRST EDITION OF JOAN WALSH ANGLUND'S CHRISTMAS IS A TIME OF GIVING, 1961
ANGLUND, Joan Walsh. Christmas Is a Time of Giving. New York: Harcourt, Brace and World, 1961. Small, slim octavo, original pictorial red cloth, original dust jacket. $125.
First edition of this meditation on the meaning of Christmas, beautifully illustrated in Anglund's distinctive style.
"Utterly charming—and in a way that will endear itself to both the small fry who are beginning to have associations with Christmas, and the grown-ups who want those traditions to be carried on. There are the pleasant material things of gifts and a tree, of making cookies and sharing in a creche; there are the memories enjoyed as families gather. And throughout—without preaching—there is the spirit of Christmas as a 'time of giving'… A stocking book—that will last the year" (Kirkus). Intended as a companion volume to Anglund's A Friend Is Someone Who Likes You and Love Is a Special Way of Feeling.
Book fine, bright price-clipped dust jacket with only light rubbing to extremities and toned spine. A lovely copy in near-fine condition.