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The First Christmas Morning

£29.99

Product description

Subtitled as: "A talking book". The book is literally a "talking book". There is no text in the book, just a series of 17 coloured pictures depicting the scenes of the birth of Jesus. This includes the Angel Gabriel, the shepherds and the three wise men amongst the scenes. The book also includes a 78 rpm record which is to be played while "reading" the book. The record narrates the story to accompany the pictures and each time a bell sounds, it is time to turn to the next page. The book has light brown cloth covered boards and spine. The front and rear fixed endpapers are well-glued to the boards. The loose endpapers form the start and end of the book pages which are attached to the spine with spiral bound wire. The book has bumping to the corners and considerable shelf wear. This includes tears to the title words on the spine and wear of the cloth covering where the boards meet the spine. The front of the book has the picture that is depicted as page 9 (pasted to the cover) and which shows the angelic host proclaiming the birth of Jesus. The title of the book, and the names of the story writer, the narrator, the illustrator and the music writer are all shown in red lettering on the front. The book title is also shown in red lettering on the spine. The pages all show discoloration and there is some foxing. However the illustrations on the pages are all still bright and there is no wear to the edges of any of the pages. The record is held in a sleeve that is encased in a pocket attached to the rear fixed endpaper of the book. The pocket shows some signs of repair with adhesive tape. The name of a previous owner "Carla Rosemary Nash" is written in ink on the front fixed endpaper and also on the record sleeve. The book was obviously a Christmas present as the date of December 25th 1955 is also written. The title page also has the original price tag.

Item details

Added value:
None
Author(s):
Minnie Lake
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
328 x 264 x 17 mm (approx)
Edition:
First, 1948
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
17
Publisher:
Horace Marshall and Son Limited / TPL
Title:
The First Christmas Morning

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About this item

Subtitled as: "A talking book". The book is literally a "talking book". There is no text in the book, just a series of 17 coloured pictures depicting the scenes of the birth of Jesus. This includes the Angel Gabriel, the shepherds and the three wise men amongst the scenes. The book also includes a 78 rpm record which is to be played while "reading" the book. The record narrates the story to accompany the pictures and each time a bell sounds, it is time to turn to the next page. The book has light brown cloth covered boards and spine. The front and rear fixed endpapers are well-glued to the boards. The loose endpapers form the start and end of the book pages which are attached to the spine with spiral bound wire. The book has bumping to the corners and considerable shelf wear. This includes tears to the title words on the spine and wear of the cloth covering where the boards meet the spine. The front of the book has the picture that is depicted as page 9 (pasted to the cover) and which shows the angelic host proclaiming the birth of Jesus. The title of the book, and the names of the story writer, the narrator, the illustrator and the music writer are all shown in red lettering on the front. The book title is also shown in red lettering on the spine. The pages all show discoloration and there is some foxing. However the illustrations on the pages are all still bright and there is no wear to the edges of any of the pages. The record is held in a sleeve that is encased in a pocket attached to the rear fixed endpaper of the book. The pocket shows some signs of repair with adhesive tape. The name of a previous owner "Carla Rosemary Nash" is written in ink on the front fixed endpaper and also on the record sleeve. The book was obviously a Christmas present as the date of December 25th 1955 is also written. The title page also has the original price tag.

Added value:
None
Author(s):
Minnie Lake
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
328 x 264 x 17 mm (approx)
Edition:
First, 1948
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
17
Publisher:
Horace Marshall and Son Limited / TPL
Title:
The First Christmas Morning

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