RED and WHITE: A Christmas Story by Edward E. Hale. A Christmas Present to the Ten Times One is Ten Clubs. Published by J. Stilman Smith & Co. 1887. 41 pgs.
Soft pink paper wraps, with heavy paper spine, 41 pages, no illustrations.
Condition is good, with folding corners, weak spine starting to separate in a few places. Discoloration of pages, due to the type of paper used at that time. Some minor staining in the front blank pages, but all text is clear.
The back board reads, A Christmas Present From…and is signed by Hale. Some chipping to the edges but minimal. Clean overall and very good.
Hale was born on April 3, 1822, in Boston, Mass, the son of Nathan Hale (1784–1863), proprietor and editor of the Boston Daily Advertiser. Edward Hale was a nephew of Edward Everett the orator and statesman, and grand-nephew of Nathan Hale (1755-1776), the Revolutionary War hero executed by the British for espionage. Best known for one of his early works, A Man Without A Country.
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