RARE 1940 'Cherished and Shared of Old', Christmas Story, Illustrated, Susan Glaspell, Inspirational

COLLECTOR'S 1940 first edition children's hardcover book - Cherished and Shared of Old. Written by Pulitzer Prize winning author SUSAN GLASPELL.

INSPIRATIONAL Christmas tale of friendship, love and kindness during the war. Publisher: Julian Messner, Copyright, 1940.

EXQUISITE brown line drawings and wonderful color illustrated endpapers by Alice Harvey. Beautiful pictorial cover, DECORATIVE border on back surrounding lovely printed saying with title.

Plot: A lonely woman strives to make a happy Christmas for two little orphaned Dutch children now far from home. She even gives a home to a lovable DOG, named Doc. DELIGHTFUL tale that the whole family will enjoy!

Glaspell wrote this story for a Christmas present to her goddaughter. It was the only children's book she ever wrote.

Susan Keating Glaspell: Founding member of Provincetown Players, considered a very important collaborative of modern drama in the United States. Author of famous play "Trifles".

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Small hardcover, illustrated color boards, illustrated endpapers, cardstock pages, 4" x 5", 38 pp. Binding tight. NOT ex-lib. Excellent/very good vintage condition.

Pages excellent-bright/clean- light wear-very light toning-one pp 1.25" thin spotting at spine/small owners name ep-occasional tiny spot/one pp shows 2 threads.

Cover very good-bright/clean-some shelf wear-light edgewear-rubbing-spinewear-corners lightly bumped-little board showing 1 corner/some fading. Lightly cocked-top ffep sticks out tiny bit.

Do not pass up this rare vintage collector's gem; this Christmas story will easily become a family favorite!!

Item ID: BK1477

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