A Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year To You

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Editorial: London [Joseph Cundall for Henry Cole, December 1843]., 1843
Usado / No Binding / Cantidad: 1
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Título: A Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year To ...

Editorial: London [Joseph Cundall for Henry Cole, December 1843].

Año de publicación: 1843

Encuadernación: No Binding

Condición del libro: Near Fine


A Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year To You London [Joseph Cundall for Henry Cole, December 1843]. Hand-colored Chromolithograph on card. The Very First Commercial Christmas Greeting Card. One of 1000 copies printed, it was sold for one shilling each, which was a hefty price, and also because the central design depicting feasting and drinking by John Calcott Horsley was thought to promote drunkenness, only a handful sold, and there are believed to be less than 30 examples thought to survive. The two side panels on the card illustrate images of the Christmas spirit of giving alms to the poor, feeding and clothing the needy. The card was produced by Sir Henry Cole, who is attributed to have modernized the British postal system. Its release also coincided with the publication of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol and certainly helped perpetuate the celebration of the holiday through the years. Measures 3-3/16 x 5 inches, printed on one side, in fine condition, possibly a salesman’s sample copy. N° de ref. de la librería ABBxmas

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