First edition of Once Upon A Christmas; Signed by Nobel Prize-Winning Author Pearl S. Buck
Once Upon A Christmas.
Buck, Pearl S.$300.00
Item Number: 5816
New York: The John Day Company, 1972.
First edition. Quarto, original cloth. Signed by Pearl S. Buck. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a closed tear to the front panel. Trade editions are uncommon signed, as the author passed away one year after publication.
Once Upon A Christmas is a collection of 13 short Christmas stories by Nobel Prize- winning author, Pearl S. Buck. They include Once upon a Christmas; Christmas miniature; Christmas Story; Christmas Away from Home; The New Christmas; The Christmas Child; No Room at the Inn; The Christmas Ghost; Thoughts of a Woman at Christmas; The Christmas Secret; Nineteen Stockings by the Chimneypiece; Christmas Verities; and A Certain Star. Each story contain illustration by Donald Lizzul. The content is mainly based on Buck's own experience and struggles in China and the United States and are associated with several topics including women's rights, adoption, sex discrimination and the plight of the thousands of babies born to Asian women left behind and unwanted wherever American soldiers were based in Asia, such as Vietnam, Korean, Japan.