Book #46204

Stories of Santa: Up on the Housetop & Jolly Old St. Nicholas: A Storybook of Two Beloved Santa Songs - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Benjamin Russell Hanby

Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: Kansas City, MO: Hallmark, 2003.

Price: $39.00

A lovely first edition/first printing in Very Good+ condition with gift inscription to second leaf and sticker remains in alike dust-jacket with minor rubbing and edgewear.

The first song, Up on the Housetop, was written and composed by Benjamin Russell Hanby, a school teacher and abolitionist. It is believed to be the first song of any importance about Santa Claus. While it is unknown who composed the second song, Jolly Old St. Nicholas, many believe that it too was the work of Hanby because of the song's similar musical styling and lyrics ; Color Illustrations; 4to; Unpaginated pages.