PRESS OF THE WOOLLY WHALE. GRUBER, Franz X. MOHR, Josef. ~ Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht.
The origins of the Christmas carol, ‘Silent Night, Holy Night’. Red initial letter to title page specially drawn by Frederick Goudy. 6 facsimile documents including letters from composer Franz Gruber and extracts of the musical score. One of a small unspecified number printed for Christmas, 1933. Handset in Goudy types and printed on Smithsonian paper by George W. Van Vechten. Pp. 27. Tall 8vo., original quarter green morocco over textured Japanese paper covered boards, spine lettered in gilt, t.e.g. Slight rubbing to spine ends, otherwise an attractive copy.