The cricket on the hearth

Margaret Neilson Armstrong American
Author Charles Dickens British
Publisher G.P. Putnam & Co., New York

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This is the third of Charles Dickens' Christmas books about the Peerybingle family. This richly ornamented design features a gold cartouche encircling the title with ribbons supporting children's toys and a fruit cornucopia. A large English holly branch behind the title plane balances the composition. The holiday foliage extends to the endpapers with a holly and mistletoe snowflake pattern signed WJW.

The cricket on the hearth, Margaret Neilson Armstrong (American, New York 1867–1944 New York)

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