Beacon Hill and the Carol Singers.
Scarce of-the-period Christmas keepsake with strong wood engravings
Christmas in Boston. This small press book presents approximately six full-page or vignette-styled wood engravings. All support the Christmas theme of the text.
Once, Christmas was outlawed in Boston, the author reminds the reader who then goes on to extol the beauty of Beacon Hill at Christmastime and the caroling and festivities that surround the merriest of times in New England Massachusetts.
Description: Beacon Hill and the Carol Singers.
Boston: The Wood, Clarke Press, 1923. 20, pp., sewn, partly uncut. First Edition. Presentation Copy: “To Margaret Morris Howe Christmas 1923 From the Illustrator’s wife.” Illustrated with wood engravings. From the colophon: “The illustrations were drawn and engraved on wood by Thacher Nelson.” Stiff wraps printed in black and red are browned; chipping near head of spine; internally clean and otherwise very good.