“THE FOOD IS GOOD AND PLENTIFUL, THE NIGHT IS LONG, ONLY THE CHRISTMAS CANDLES ARE SHORT-LIVED”: FIRST EDITION OF ROCKWELL KENT’S A NORTHERN CHRISTMAS
KENT, Rockwell. A Northern Christmas. Being the Story of a Peaceful Christmas in the Remote and Peaceful Wilderness of an Alaskan Island. New York: American Artists Group, (1941). Small octavo, original patterned cream boards, original dust jacket. $350.
First edition of this engaging Christmas story, with 16 in-text woodcut illustrations.
Recounts the story of a Christmas Kent spent with his son in the Alaskan wilderness. Using excerpts and illustrations from Kent's Wilderness, A Journal of Quiet Adventure in Alaska, this work is the first in a series of gift books produced by the American Artists Group.
Book fine, dust jacket near-fine with mild toning to spine and a couple of tape repairs to verso. A handsome copy.