By Carolyn Wells Dal
This ebook is an illustrated model of a rhymed alphabet made by means of Carolyn Wells in 1901. She felicitously unearths anything vital approximately Christmas for every letter of the alphabet. here's a series to offer an idea of its taste: "E is for Evergreens minimize for the room / F is for vegetation of beautiful fragrance / G is for presents that carry us satisfaction / H is for Holly with purple berries bright".In 1989 we illustrated each one rhyme with an old photograph, together with illustrators like Arthur Rackham, Sarah Stilwell, Jessie Willcox Smith, Oliver Herford, Anne Anderson, and Charles Robinson. It was once released with nice good fortune via G.P. Putman. we adore it a lot that now that they have got placed it out of print, we're republishing it.
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