FIRST EDITION OF CHRISTMAS TIME IN ACTION: A CHILDREN'S BOOK IN THREE DIMENSION, WITH FIVE COLOR POP-UPS OF CHRISTMAS SCENES
TILLEY, William Kemp. Christmas Time in Action. Newton, Massachusetts: All Occasion, 1949. Quarto, spiral-bound as issued, original pictorial buff paper wrappers. $500.
First edition of this compendium of Christmas fun, with five beautiful Christmas-themed color pop-ups by William Kemp Tilley.
Drawing on a long tradition of Christmas miscellanies for children, Christmas Time in Action features classics such as "The Night Before Christmas" as well as the music and lyrics for "Jingle Bells." However, this work is further embellished with five exceptional landscape-oriented color pop-ups entitled "Santa's Workshop," "A Visit from Santa," "Visions of Saint Nick," "Christmas Morn," and "Holiday Fun." Without scarce original box.
Pop-ups lovely and intact, only a few tiny spots of soiling to interior, scattered faint staining, mild toning, and slightest edge-wear to wrappers. An exceptionally good copy.