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Joy to the World : A Victorian Christmas
Joy to the World A Victorian Christmas
Author: Cynthia Hart
Text by Priscilla Dunhill. The Christmas we love today sprang from the festive parlors and bedecked halls of a century ago, where it lives still in the lush pages of Joy to the World. A specially embossed and die-cut jacket wraps the book like a precious gift. — Selection of the Literary Guild and the Better Homes & Gardens Family Book Ser...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780894808258
ISBN-10: 0894808257
Publication Date: 1/11/1990
Pages: 96
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Publisher: Workman Publishing Company
Book Type: Hardcover
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Jolly St. Nick, eager children, holly boughs and plum pudding: the pleasures of an old-fashioned Christmas, in the spirit of love and sharing, sparkle in this book. This opulent volume, by the authors of A Victorian Scrapbook, celebrates the classic holiday traditions dearest to the Victorian heart--and to our own a century later. Each lushly layered page mixes antique greeting cards, children's books, paper toys and games, and other images from one of America's finest private collections of antique paper ephemera, with rich brocade, velvet, rare ornaments and colletibles. Accompanying text recounts the lore, legends, myths and manners of the Victorian Day of Days.


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