This edition of "The Story of the Other Wise Man" by Henry van Dyke was published by Harper and Brothers, New York and London, in 1903. Told in the Gospel of Matthew is the story of the "Three Wise Men" (or "Magi") who traveled to Bethelem for the birth of Jesus. This story is the author's creation of a fourth wise man from ancient Persia who set out with the same destination. The fourth wise man missed his rendezvous with the other three and wandered on his own for year s trying to find Jesus. He carried with him three precious gifts which he used to help others in need as he traveled. He eventually found Jesus in a way he did not expect. The book is 8.5 inches by 6 inches and has 81 pages. There are six page illustrations. The book, which has hand cut pages, is in generally fine condition - a bit of wear to the corners and some small scuffs to the boards. The colors are unfaded and the gilt is in excellent condition. The first two blank pages have name inscriptions. Three of the pages browning where a newspaper clipping and something else were placed inside the book. With Christmas approaching in a few months, this book would make a wonderful display piece on an easel.
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"The Story of the Other Wise Man" by Henry Van Dyke, 1903, Illustrated, Decor