[Item #45364] Red and White: A Christmas Story [Inscribed and Signed by the Author]. Edward E. HALE.

Red and White: A Christmas Story [Inscribed and Signed by the Author]

Boston: J. Stilman Smith & Co., [1887]. First Edition. Slim 12mo (19cm.); publisher's pink decorative wrappers printed in blue; 41pp. Light toning and dustiness to wrapper extremities, else Very Good to Near Fine. Inscribed and signed by the author in blue and black pen, the black ink having splattered on upper wrapper, the latter portion of inscription switched to blue; signed a second time on rear wrapper.

Novella written and published as "A Christmas Present to the Ten Times One Is Ten Clubs," religious clubs for children inspired by the author's journal of the same title. The action follows the exploits of Ezekiel Beers, whose father was killed in one of the American Indian Wars, who chooses the life of a mariner, the greater portion of the tale describing his ship travelling the Mississippi River to Kaskaskia, Illinois, where he and his crew believe themselves to be the first white men to enjoy a Christmas turkey on that side of the River. OCLC notes 15 holdings.

Price: $250.00

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