Friday, December 16, 2016

Advent in the Archives and Special Collections - 15th December

John S. Goodall. An Edwardian Christmas (London: Macmillan, 1977) [Anon Collection]
This small attractively illustrated volume was acquired by the library in 1999, through an anonymous donation originating in Galway City. The artist John Strickland Goodall (1908-1996) is famous for his “wordless” books, relying entirely on the illustrations to convey the story. This little volume has a lengthy dedication to a former owner, part of which reads “I open it each day at a different page and have it on display as part of my Christmas”.

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