"The sooner you go to sleep," his little mother had told him, "the sooner Santa Claus will come. You don't want to keep him waiting, do you?": First Edition of Pearl Buck's Christmas Miniature; In the Rare Original Dust Jacket
BUCK, Pearl S.; Illustrated by Anna Marie Magagna.
Item Number: 5854
New York: The John Day Company, 1957.
First edition of the Nobel Prize-winning author’s Christmas classic. Octavo, original cloth. Name erased to the front free endpaper, near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light shelfwear. A very nice example in the rare dust jacket. Illustrated throughout by Anna Marie Magagna.
T’was the night before Christmas. Sandy had done his best to sleep. He had gone to bed early and he had tried not to think about Santa Claus or the tree downstairs or his stocking hanging by the fireplace, or whether there would be a bicycle behind the tree. It was hard but he had tried.