"PRAY THAT ALL OF US MAY KEEP ONE CHRISTMAS SPARK THE WHOLE YEAR THROUGH": FIRST EDITION OF RACHEL FIELD'S CHRISTMAS TIME, 1941
FIELD, Rachel. Christmas Time. New York: Macmillan, 1941. 12mo, original pictorial white paperboards, pictorial endpapers, original dust jacket.
First edition of this thoughtful collection of illustrated verse about Christmas.
Written and illustrated by the author of the doll-themed Hitty, Her First Hundred Years, Rachel Field's Christmas Time offers a collection of Christmas poems enlivened by bold line drawings. Several poems in this collection were previously published, including "The Bells," "Before Christmas," "Country Christmas," "City Christmas" and "Legend" in the New York Herald Tribune; the last four poems were also included in earlier Field books (Pointed People and Branches Green).
Book fine, dust jacket with only mild toning to extremities. Very nearly fine condition.