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Old Christmas

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ISBN-10: 1557095930

ISBN-13: 9781557095930

Edition: 2003

Authors: Washington Irving, Randolph Caldecott

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This is the classic recital of Christmas traditions in 19th century England. Originally part of The Sketch Books of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent., which also included Irving's most famous stories, Rip van Winkle and The Legends of Sleepy Hollow, Old Christmas depicts Irving's Christmas Eve stagecoach trip to Yorkshire and the delightful holiday games and festive rituals he shared with his hosts. Famed illustrator Randolph Caldecott's original art for the 1875 edition has been beautifully reproduced, providing a perfect complement to Irving's descriptions of holiday cheer.
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Applewood Books
Publication date: 9/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 130
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long
Weight: 0.682
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…