Saint Nicholas: Life and Legend

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Author: Ebon, Martin

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket

Edition First Edition

Publisher New York, NY Harper & Row 1975

ISBN 0060621133 / 9780060621131

Illustrator Illustrated by Illustrated

Seller ID 003751

This volume contains the fascinating illustrated story of how the revered Bishop Nicholas of Myra evolved into jolly old Santa Claus. In many ways, Nicholas was a paradox: The same man who saved three young girls from being sold into slavery publicly slapped the face of a suspected heretic at the Council of Nicaea. Lavishly illustrated, the pictures allow us to see as well as read about Nicholas' transformation, which is an enigmatic story. It is peppered with little-known facts and legends; the dead are raised, ships steered without rudders, apparitions appear to condemned men, demons set the sea boiling, and more. Ours is not the first age to regard Nicholas with wonder. One corner of the binding is slightly bent. The jacket has, on the back, a 1/2" and a 1" tear at the top, and the top corners are worn. A small area of the glossy jacket back is missing, but it is still white. Illustrated in black & white. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall

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