"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.
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.