Our Christmas Stories ABC, Linen, No. 890, Our Pets ABC Series
Chicago: M.A. Donohue & Co., No date [c. 1920s]. Cloth. [ABECEDARIAN] [HOLIDAY: CHRISTMAS]. 8vo; pp; color pictorial glazed linen wrapper, 2 stable binding; wrapper pp 2 and 3 include illustrations; illustrations with alphabet letters every page, 4 in color and 6 in sepia; color by chromotypography; soiling throughout, softening of stiffened linen from handling; very good minus. Located in only 4 OCLC libraries. Very good. Item #1470
Engaging pictorial of Santa driving a 1920s style automobile on a muddy road through the snowy countryside at night. Linen books for children were marketed as “unbreakable” and often as “washable,” and are difficult to find in acceptable condition. The illustrations throughout are interesting and appealing.