"OVER THE HILLS AND FAR AWAY": FIRST EDITION OF SNOW BEFORE CHRISTMAS
TUDOR, Tasha. Snow Before Christmas. London, New York, and Toronto: Oxford University Press, (1941). 12mo, original green cloth, paper cover label, pictorial endpapers, original dust jacket. $750.
First edition, with 20 beautiful watercolor illustrations, in original dust jacket.
This story of an old-time New England winter concerns the everyday adventures of children during the days leading up to Christmas. "In books characterized by delicate illustrations and simple prose, Tudor presents an unashamedly sentimental view of childhood… [and] the animals, children, and situations, she says, are 'done from actuality, not imagined'" (Silvey, 653).
Book fine; dust jacket with one tiny nick at head of slightly toned spine. A lovely, near-fine copy.