"Compliments of the Season" (An early history of Christmas cards)

Code: 10249


H: 18.4cm (7.2")W: 12.2cm (4.8")


"Compliments of the Season"
Leopold David Ettlinger & R.G. Holloway
King Penguin
1st Edition, Published 1947
Small Octavo, 8vo
Illustrated stiff board covers
Cover design by Hans Schwarz
40 pages of text + 16 pages of illustrations

No.38 from the collectible "King Penguin" series, edited by Nickolaus Pevsner

A charming vintage stocking filler, ideal for the bibliophile connoisseur. "Compliments of the Season" traces the history of Christmas cards from their origin in the 1840's through to the 1900's.

"Few people will realise that, like the introduction of the Christmas tree, the invention of the Christmas card is a production of the Victorian revival of Christmas and only just a hundred years old."