A23. The First Christmas Story
A23. The Bible. The First Christmas Story. Santa Cruz, California: The Good Book Press, 1982.
24 x 17.5 cm (9 ½” x 6 7/8”), 18 pages, 100 copies.
Binding: Quarter-bound in tan calfskin and marbled paper handmade by Peter Thomas. Tan commercial paper dust jacket. Title in red on cover and in gold on spine. Paper: White, handmade by Peter Thomas. Printing: Letterpress. Typography: Hand set Centaur; initial and ornaments in red. Illustration: Two ornamental borders, one from previous edition and one new; two ornaments; opening initial; six new illustrations. All are linocuts by Donna Thomas.
“The first edition of this book [A12] sold out so fast that we made a second edition. The type had already been distributed so it had to be reset. Donna cut another border and six new illustrations to be inset in the borders for this edition.”