This Way to Christmas 1941 Ruth Sawyer ~scarce Maginel Wright Enright Barney illustrated dust jacket


Title: This Way to Christmas

Author: Ruth Sawyer

Description: July 1941 printing (with Harper's G-Q code), with scarce Maginel Wright Barney illustrated dust jacket. Green cloth stamped in black on spine and front cover. Spine ends lightly rubbed. Interior is clean and unmarked, pages crisp. Dust jacket chipped at spine ends and corners; not price clipped ($1.25); in an archival mylar sleeve. Frontispiece illustration only. pp. 165, [1].

This Way to Christmas, originally published in 1916, was the first children's book written by Ruth Sawyer (1880-1970). She would go on to win the Newbery Medal in 1937 and in 1965 was awarded the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for her lifetime achievement in children's literature.

The dust jacket and frontispiece were illustrated by Maginel Wright Enright Barney (1877-1966), an illustrator of children's books and the mother of Elizabeth Enright, who was herself an author and illustrator of children's books and the Newbery Medal winner in 1938.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good+
Jacket Condition: Good+

Publisher: Harper & Brothers Publishers
Place: New York and London
Year: 1941

Keywords: children's, vintage, Maginel Wright,

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