New York: Delacorte Press, 1967. First Edition Thus. 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. Square 24mo (5 3/4 inches / 15 cm), unpaginated. Fine in an unclipped dust jacket designed by Ben Shahn. Small stray mark and tiny tear to rear panel, light edge wear. A beautiful copy. Item #1213
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.