A Christmas Story. Katherine Anne Porter.
A Christmas Story

A Christmas Story

New York: Delacorte Press, 1967. First Edition Thus.

Square 24mo (5 3/4 x 5 5/8 inches; 146 x 143 mm), unpaginated, in green boards, titles to spine, in an illustrated dust jacket designed by Ben Shahn.

INSCRIBED on the title page in memory of the book's illustrator Ben Shahn, who died in 1969: " Katherine Anne Porter / Remembering good artist / Ben Shahn - February 1975."

Katherine Anne Porter's endearing account of Christmas with her niece, first published in Mademoiselle magazine and issued here as a book with numerous illustrations by Ben Shahn. First Delacorte edition, first printing.

This book was issued simultaneously as a limited edition, which was later found to be signed by autopen, and as a trade edition. Our copy is the trade edition.

CONDITION: Sunning to extremities, tiny nick to bottom of upper board, internally clean and unmarked. The unclipped dust jacket has light edge wear and two small stray marks and a tiny tear to the rear panel. Near Fine overall. A beautiful copy. Item #1213

Price: $500.00