A CHRISTMAS BOOK by Eleanor- Ed. Sayre

A CHRISTMAS BOOK

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The editor, Associate Curator of Prints at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, has collected fifty carols and poems from the 14th to the 17th centuries and illustrated each with a contemporary work of art. The texts are English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Latin, Netherlandish; the artists include Rembrandt, Durer, Schongauer, Huys, Donatello, della Robbia. Miss Sayre has provided most of the translations which follow the other- language texts, which are characterized by ""a frank reverence."" While the quality of the reproductions cannot be judged, not having been seen here, the volume would appear to be a fresh way to celebrate the joyous season, a welcome small gift.

Pub Date: Dec. 5th, 1966
Publisher: Crown-Clarkson Potter