"MERRY CHRISTMAS": ORIGINAL DEPARTMENT STORE "SANTA BOOK" GIVEAWAY FEATURING CHRISTMAS-THEMED ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN, CIRCA 1936
(CHRISTMAS). Santa Book. [New York: Goldsmith], circa 1936. Slim folio (8 by 11 inches), staple-bound as issued, original pictorial paper wrappers. $225.
First edition of this department store giveaway for children visiting Santa, featuring riddles, crafts, activities, and more, in original pictorial wrappers.
Published as a promotional gift for children visiting the Santa at a 1930s department store, this activity book offers Christmas fun through easy and creative crafts, coloring pages, entertaining written pieces, and a board game.
Mild toning, small closed tear to front wrapper and first leaves, a few very shallow chips to edges of wrappers, spine split expertly repaired. An extremely good copy of a fragile work.