Old Christmas. Illustrated by R Caldecott (1896)

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Old Christmas. From the Sketch Book of Washington Irving. Illustrated by R Caldecott. London: Macmillan, 1896. Reprint. Green cloth covers decorated in gilt, a vey good copy.

Originally published as five short stories in the American edition of ‘The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent’ (1819-20). In 1876, the were brought together and published as ‘Old Christmas’ as tribute to the memory of Washington Irving.

Containing more than 100 festive illustrations designed by Randolph Caldecott and carefully arranged and engraved by J. D. Cooper.

A lovely gift item.