Montreal: C.C. Ronalds, 1938. Second edition (first was in 1937 - 50 copies). Octavo, 24 cm, full red morocco gilt, spine with raised bands, title piece, CCR mongram on front cover, top edge gilt, red endpapers. pp xvi, , some colour printing. Spine lightly darkened, with mild rubbing to the bands, else a fine copy, no owner names. Edition of 250 copies privately issued Jan., 1938, by this Montreal paper company. A collection of 17 Christmas books originally published by Ronalds between 1921 and 1937. Each book has own title page and introduction by Ronalds. Contains: The house by the side of the road/ by S.W. Foss - Excerpts from Self reliance / by R.W. Emerson - I, Charles Lounsbury - Kusa-Hibari, from the book Kotto / by L. Hearn - A vision in brass - Peter stayed home - The sailor's painting / by H. Varley - I, your father - The prodigal father : from a sermon preached by the Rev. Lennox Fraser, M.A., at Knox Church, Collingwood - Our Canada / by B.K. Sandwell - Miladi / by G. Lenôtre - A bookshop enchantment / by P. Johnston - The candle in the forest / by Temple Bailey - Good King Wenceslas / by H. Trill - The silver horn / by G. Grand - For those who love music / by A. Munthe - A saga of Lac Clair : an episode in the life of a Laurentian woodman, from the book, À la hache / by A. Nantel; translated from the French / B.K. Sandwell. Note: 2 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.