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The Story of the Other Wise Man

by Van Dyke, Henry

Condition: Very Good /Good Plus

New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers. Red Cloth. 74pp. 1923. Second edition. 12mo. A very good clean, tight copy in good plus jacket. Original publisher's red cloth - gilt embossed to the spine and to the front board with a paper colour onlay of the wise men of Christmas to the front board. A very neat blue ink Christmas gift inscription, Xmas 1925 'To Bella' to the front endpaper. Otherwise a near fine or fine copy. The jacket has not been price-clipped. It has a small chip to the middle of the rear panel - virtually no loss of text, some peripheral rubbing with several small or tiny chips to the peripheries and a little spotting (or small circular stains) and dust soiling. Several short tears to the margins of the jacket have been expertly repaired. A very good, clean, tight copy of a charming children's Christmas book. . Very Good. 1923. Second Edition.

Henry Van Dyke was a preacher, university professor, diplomat, poet, translator, and author of many inspirational writings.  His most famous work is The Story of the Other Wise Man , one of the best loved and most inspiring of all Christmas classics, celebrating its triumphant centennial in 1996.

  • Bookseller: Trumpington Fine Books Limited GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 237404
  • Title: The Story of the Other Wise Man
  • Author: Van Dyke, Henry
  • Format/binding:Red Cloth
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Jacket condition: Good Plus
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: Second Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Harper & Brothers Publishers
  • Place: New York and London
  • Date published: 1923


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On Nov 4 2012, 63jesse said:
  "this is my favorite christmas story. i have read it yearly to my children for many years. i recommend this story to those of any age"


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