Christmas Eve

Book and pictures courtesy of David Hricik. Comments by Paul Jackson.

Christmas Eve

by Robert Browning, 1899

This book measures 7 7/8" x 5 1/2" and has 81 pages. The body of the text is in Old Style Antiqua printed on Boxmoor paper. The regular and a limited edition of this book were bound in suede. It is quite rare to find these books with the original box! Some copies of the regular edition were also hand illuminated as seen above and signed by the illuminator. According to McKenna, there were a few copies which were illuminated and bound in hand tooled vellum. Additionally there was an edition of 50 copies bound in suede and printed on Japan Vellum.  This book is listed in the 1900 catalog and sold for $2.00

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