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The Saint Nicholas gift. For little boys and girls.

Christmas Gift Annual for Children).

Published by T.H. Carter & Co., Boston, 1844
From SessaBks (ABAA, ILAB) (Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)

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American gift book arranged by Saint Nicholas for both boys and girls covering a wide variety of topics, from an essay on the Battle of Bunker Hill to riddles to Mother Goose's rhymes and more ? here in the second year of its production. The work contains several full-page and in-text engravings related to the stories, including a fetching squirrel, an engraved title-page of a boy using his dog to pull a sled, and a => hand-colored frontispiece of two children dreaming of Saint Nicholas colored in green, yellow, blue, maroon, and purple. The presentation leaf has not been inscribed to anyone, and a final publisher's advertisement leaf tells parents of other books and holiday gifts available for the season. Binding: Purple publisher's cloth, spine gilt extra with stamped illustrations of two women, one watering a beanstalk and the other surrounded by foliage. Covers triple ruled in blind with central stamp of a boy and his dog, image gilt on the front and in blind on the back. All edges gilt. 32mo (11.6 cm; 4.5"). xii, [1], 14?104, [4] pp.; 7 leaves of plates; illus. Shoemaker 44-5448; Faxon 743. Not in Thompson, American Literary Annuals & Gift Books; not Tepper, American Gift Books & Literary Annuals. (Second edition). Bound as above, gently rubbed and faded, including gilt edges, with boards slightly bowed; light pencilling on endpapers, one detached at front. One page tip missing, a few spots, light to moderate age-toning. => A perfectly charming Christmas present. Bookseller Inventory # 36728

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Title: The Saint Nicholas gift. For little boys and...

Publisher: T.H. Carter & Co., Boston

Publication Date: 1844

Binding: Hardcover

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