Christmas Stories Every Child Should Know - edited by Asa Don Dickinson and Ada M. Skinner - 1913 hardcover
"Christmas Stories Every Child Should Know" edited by Asa Don Dickinson and Ada M. Skinner. 1913 hardcover. Published by Doubleday, Doran & Co. for The Parents' Institute, Inc. Embossed and gilt cover.
Extremely self-aware Preface: "Many librarians have felt the need and expressed the desire for a select collection of children's Christmas stories in one volume. This book claims to be just that and nothing more.
Each of the stories has already won the approval of thousands of children, and each is fraught with the true Christmas spirit.
It is hoped that the collection will prove equally acceptable to parents, teachers and librarians."
SIZE 5" x 7.5"
COVER CONDITION Fair. Shelf wear along both sides, the bottom in particular. Original gilt has faded. Paste-on art has watermarks. Some dirt as well.
PAGE CONDITION Very good. Clean with minimal tanning. Some pencil marks from an enthusiastic child's pencil. Crease in title page.
BINDING CONDITION Good. Slight lean.
BOOK JACKET none
OVERALL CONDITION Very good as a reading copy.
This is a vintage item. It has been used and loved and it has a history. Every attempt is made to describe it accurately, please examine photos carefully.