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Old Christmas

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ISBN-10: 0486443701

ISBN-13: 9780486443706

Edition: 2005

Authors: Washington Irving, Randolph Caldecott

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5 incomparable essays preserve Irving's delightful impressions of Yuletide events when he was a guest at an English estate in the 1870s. Heartwarming descriptions of a Christmas Eve trip by stagecoach, holiday games, services at the village church, and a sumptuous dinner are enhanced with more than 100 charming sketches by noted illustrator Randolph Caldecott.
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Book details

List price: $12.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/13/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Heralded as the greatest artist of the triumvirate of modern illustrators that included Greenaway and Crane, Randolph Caldecott is highly praised for introducing techniques of animation into picture book art and for his humorous, satiric extensions of the text in his illustrations. Caldecott's fame centers on 16 books, often referred to as the "Toy Books," reprinted by Edmund Evans in his innovative printing techniques, featuring mainly traditional nursery rhymes and songs, and published in pairs. They include: The House That Jack Built (1865), The Diverting History of John Gilpin (written by William Cowper) (1878), Elegy on the Death of a Mad Dog (written by Oliver Goldsmith) (1979), Babes…