Item #535 OLD CHRISTMAS [AND] BRACEBRIDGE HALL. Washington IRVING.
OLD CHRISTMAS [AND] BRACEBRIDGE HALL.
OLD CHRISTMAS [AND] BRACEBRIDGE HALL.
OLD CHRISTMAS [AND] BRACEBRIDGE HALL.
OLD CHRISTMAS [AND] BRACEBRIDGE HALL.
OLD CHRISTMAS [AND] BRACEBRIDGE HALL.

OLD CHRISTMAS [AND] BRACEBRIDGE HALL.

London: London: Macmillan & Co., 1876-77. 1876. Caldecott Edition. Full Decorative Morocco. RIVIERE BINDINGS]. IRVING, Washington (1783-1859). Old Christmas [and] Bracebridge Hall. London: Macmillan & Co., 1876-77.
2 separate works in 2 volumes, 8vo (183 x 121 mm). Half-titles, numerous full-page illustrations and vignettes in the text by Randolph Caldecott. Both uniformly bound in full crushed red levant gilt extra, upper cover with leafy green morocco inlays, corner-pieces gilt with sprays of holly with berries of green morocco inlays, central bouquets of mistletoe on upper covers gilt with berries of yellow morocco inlays, lower covers with a central ring-shaped design of green morocco inlay, containing a four pointed star morocco inlay with small circle inlays at points, leafy design surrounding, spines in 6 compartments with raised bands, gilt-lettering in two, others with gilt berry corner-pieces, alternating morocco inlay frames of chocolate and citron, edges gilt, gilt turn-ins, GILT STAMP–SIGNED BY RIVIERE (some minor rubbing to front joint of “Bracebridge” volume, “Old Christmas” very discreetly rebacked retaining original spine and endpapers, else fine); original cloth bound in at end; folding cloth chemises and morocco-backed slipcases. Provenance: Edward S. Budd Jr. (ownership notations on ffep dated 1939).
BOTH FIRST CALDECOTT EDITIONS, originally published serially from 1819 to 1820 in Irving’s “The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.” A beautiful set of Irving’s Christmas Books. Very good. Item #535

Price (USD): $1,600.00

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