Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

The Christmas Puck. December 4 Vol. XXVI – No. 665

New York: Keppler & Schwarzmann, 1889. First edition. Softcover. Folio. 231-270pp. Original color illustrated wraps with black, blue and gilt lettering on cover, protected by modern mylar. Decorative head and endpiece. Cover art by J. C. Taylor. "As ever, when the skies are drear, And snow falls white, and ice shines clear, The Christmas Puck Comes here To cheer The dying year; Comes to bespeak, For those who follow PUCK week after week, A gift benign FOR 1889..."

With contributions by H. G. Paine, J. L. Ford, Williston Fish, Emma A. Opper, G. A. Hanson, among others. Illustrated with drawings and caricatures printed in b/w and color, including an elaborate double-page color drawing by J. Keppler, a double-page reproduction of a watercolor by C. J. Taylor. Illustrated advertisement on inside cover and first four pages, six last pages, including a full page illustrated color ad for Decker pianos, a full page illustrated ad for Liebig Company on inside back cover, and a full page color illustrated ad for Pears Soap on back cover. Staples removed, therefore loose block, and light wear along edges. Very good condition. Item #47977

Price: $125.00

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