Greetings from Christmas Past.
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Cloth, small 4to, 95 pp. "The first Christmas card was designed in 1843 by John Calcott Horsley, at the suggestion of Sir Henry Cole. The custom of sending hand-printed greetings became increasingly popular, and by the early 1860s Christmas cards were being produced commercially.This delightfully varied and nstalgic collection (printed in full colour throughout) includes a number of the earliest examples and shows a cross- section of the humour, romanticism, sentimentality, solemnity and colourful exuberance of the popular art of the Victorian and early Edwardian era in Britain and the United States.and snow scenes—the subjects de picted range widely, from fairies and frogs to clowns, comic cats and children both naughty and nice. Many cards are decorated with lace, some with fringes; there are pop-up cards and patriotic cards, joke cards and serious cards, and several examples of the work of well-known artists such as Kate Greenaway and Walter and Thomas Crane. A short and pithy commentary accompanies each group, and an introduction describes the history and development of the Christmas card." - From the blurb. Very Good in chipped and used dustwrapper. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE-06679
Titel: Greetings from Christmas Past.
Verlag: Herbert Press, London, first edition, 1982
Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Dust Jacket Included
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