A baby is found by wood nymphs in the forest of Burzee. They raise him as their own and give him the name Neclaus. When he grows up, Neclaus has to leave the forest so he makes a home for himself in the laughing valley of Hohaha, where he lives amongst humans for the first time. He discovers there that many children are very poor and neglected so, to cheer them up, he whittles wooden toys as gifts. Eventually he makes presents for all the children and so the story of Santa Claus is born. Fashioned as a whimsical fairy ...
A baby is found by wood nymphs in the forest of Burzee. They raise him as their own and give him the name Neclaus. When he grows up, Neclaus has to leave the forest so he makes a home for himself in the laughing valley of Hohaha, where he lives amongst humans for the first time. He discovers there that many children are very poor and neglected so, to cheer them up, he whittles wooden toys as gifts. Eventually he makes presents for all the children and so the story of Santa Claus is born. Fashioned as a whimsical fairy tale, The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus was published in 1902, just two years after L. Frank Baum's masterpiece of the imagination, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. This festive Macmillan Collector's Library edition of The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus features charming, original illustrations by Mary Cowles Clark and an afterword by writer and journalist Ned Halley. Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.
Clark, Mary Cowles. Very Good/Near Fine. No Jacket. Fourth State. No publication date stated. Twelve color plates by Mary Cowles Clark. Book covers and pages are clean. Front and rear gutters have been repaired. Book is protected in a custom cut clear mylar cover.
Good. Full red cloth with blindstamped illustration in green/tan/white. Second edition with the marginal illustrations and the chapter headings of Youth, Manhood, Old Age. Color plates. This is the first edition with the Bobbs-Merrill imprint (with full page text illus. on p. 207) [See the Baum Bugle, Winter 1999 for points. ] This condition nears very good, but there is a partial water ring near the crescent moon on the front cover and the rear hinge appears to have been re-glued at some point.
Mary Cowles Clark. Very Good + No Dust Jacket. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall. Text and end papers near fine. VG+, no dust jacket. First Edition second state. Red cloth with green/red/white cover illustration. Color illustrations are clean and bright. Lightly rubbed cover illustrations. Bottom of spine is slightly frayed, light wear to top of spine. Tiny nick to cloth on top edge. Slight fading of spine cloth. Digital photo on request. Clean covers. 206 pages; frontis, color / colour plates, illustrated; 24 cm.
Illustrated by Mary Cowles Clark. Very Good-with no dust jacket. Color Illustrations; Original red pictorial cloth with Santa climbing in chimney, color pictorial endpapers. Some spotting to upper edge of front cover and tidemark, occasioning fading to back cover, and penetrating to top of last few leaves from the back. Overall attractive copy, straight and firm. Bienvenue pp200. First edition, 1st printing-conforms to all issue points. 20 inserts all present, 6 in full color including frontis; with remaining 14 in 2 colors.
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