Joy to the World: Two Thousand Years of Christmas (2000)
Book ID: 64024
Joy to the World: Two Thousand Years of Christmas. With Illustrations by Hilary Langhorst. Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2000. First Edition, Limited Issue. Pp 271. Green cloth boards, device stamped in gilt to upper cover & title label to spine, red coloured endpapers. Housed in publisher’s cloth slipcase.
Limited Edition of Fifty Numbered Copies.
A special millennium edition of writings about the birth of Jesus and its celebration from the first to the twentieth century.
Using contemporary sources – stories, legends, poems, hymns, prayers, sermons, letters, diaries – we discover how people have observed and interpreted Christmas over the centuries.