[CHRISTMAS] PÈNE DU BOIS, William (illustrator). Rebecca CAUDILL (author). a certain small Shepherd. New York; Holt, Rinehart And Winston. 1965.
Small 4to. Original blue cloth-backed patterned paper boards, lettered gilt to spine, red endpapers, preserved in pictorial dustwrapper; pp. [vi], 7-48; with full-, and half-page plates throughout in colour; a near fine copy, without inscription, protected by a very attractive, partially-clipped dustwrapper ($3.50) with a little toning to spine; mild dusting to panels; and a short, and barely noticeable, closed tear to top edge (22mm), now archivally repaired to the reverse.
First edition, as stated; published in Edinburgh by Oliver & Boyd the following year. The touching festive story of a mute child's Christmas morning in Appalachia.