New York: Harper & Brothers, 1956. Warren Fox, Dorothea. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. 8vo. Very Good / Very Good. Item #006542
Half red cloth, cream paper boards with green stamped Christmas choir vignette to front board. White lettering to spine. Red and white pictorial endpapers. 181 pp. Damp stain to front board, some discolouration to paper boards, bruising to corners and spine ends, some light spots of rubbing. Dust jacket is price clipped, darkened to spine, chipped to spine ends and corners, worn to extremities. All that is inevitable, enjoyable, maddening and amusing about Christmas provides a perfect background for the adventures of George Barton Baxter, a grandfather who has not yet achieved the age of discretion and gives little promise of ever doing so. The reader must be prepared to share all with him: his secret Christmas list, his trip to Schwarz with a grandson who has eaten too many hamburgers, his frustrations with Christmas cards, his harrowing experiences with office parties and his last-minute shopping expedition when the spirit of Christmas finally overcomes his scruples and his resistance.