This was reported for last season, but was postponed. Now in finished form it seems to me more definitely adult in appeal than the sample illustrations and pages I saw last year would indicate. I should advise showing it as a gift book, not specifically a juvenile giftbook. The illustrations in color by Philip Reed suggest hand-colored prints, and are made almost part of the text. I think Charles Dickens would have liked this format of his time-honored Christmas classic, -- slightly larger than stocking book size, illustrated in quaint style with real humor. There is to be a limited, full leather binding, inlaid- $7.50.