First Edition King Penguin: Compliments of the Season 1947

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Title: Compliments of the Season
Publisher: Penguin
Publication Date: 1947
Edition: 1st
Format: Softcover

The book is in good condition; a delightful addition to any library!

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Reader's note

Add a dash of old England's Christmas to the bookshelf with this first edition King Penguin Compliments of the Season, filled with illustrations of Victorian Christmas cards throughout--a gem among a bounty of out of print rare books and stunning vintage Penguin books on our 2nd hand bookstore!

'The Christmas card is only one example of the Victorians' flight from the drab and horrific conditions of industrial civilisation into the pleasant realm of fantasy, romance and sentiment. It is a late--perhaps the latest--begotten child of Romanticism. We shall only appreciate its curious whims and fancies if we try to understand its parents and ancestors. In the eighteenth century, which was comparatively secure and civilised period in England, sensitive men and women developed an artificial nostalgia for the less secure and the less civilised periods of the world's story.'