Came across a little book that I thought I'd share. The Angel and the Star by Ralph Connor and Illustrated by Cyrus Cincinnatto Cuneo - Copyright 1908 - Fleming H. Revell Company.
A well written Christmas story giving personality and dialog to the descriptions found in Luke. It is divided into two sections. The first called,
"The Angel" and the second, (you guessed it!) The Star.
The first section is the story as told from the shepherd's point of view and the second of the Magi as they travel through Jerusalem and on to Bethlehem.
Throughout the book there are nine color illustrations in line with the stories. (1908 Fleming H. Revell Company hardcover - Can't speak for all editions)
Paintings reproduced through the letterpress process have been bound in with the pages. The pictures are by Cyrus Cincinnatto Cuneo (1879 - 1916), whose work has drawn over $30,000 at auction, and they add quite a bit of character to this little volume.
A few copies are available online for reasonable prices. If you decide to purchase a copy you may want to write to the sellers in advance and make sure that the issue they are selling has all 9 pictures in it. There was both an American and Canadian printing and I have only the American one in hand.
I hope to post a few pics a bit later. Time for me to go to work...
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