1897 Rare First Edition - The First Christmas Tree Illustrated by Howard Pyle.
Author: Henry Van Dyke. Howard Pyle, illustrator.
Title: The First Christmas Tree.
Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1897. First Edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 8.5" X 6".
Pages: 76 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good, near fine, original decorated full cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly scuffed - as shown) under a protective mylar cover. Upper edge gilt.
Content: Very good, near fine content (bright, tight and clean - as shown, gift note of a previous 1897 owner on the first endpaper - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the four full-page illustrations by Howard Pyle.
The book: Rare and attractive First Edition of Howard Pyle illustrations for The First Christmas Tree - In the eighth century, a heroic Christian missionary travels into the forest, preaching to the foresters who insist on clinging to their old gods and traditional solstice festivals.
The author: Henry Jackson van Dyke Jr. (November 10, 1852 – April 10, 1933) was an American author, educator, diplomat, and Presbyterian clergyman.
The illustrator : Howard Pyle (March 5, 1853 – November 9, 1911) was an American illustrator and author, primarily of books for young people. He was a native of Wilmington, Delaware, and he spent the last year of his life in Florence, Italy.
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