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 Frontispiece
 Title Page
 The infant Jesus
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Title: The first Christmas, "the infant Jesus"
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 Material Information
Title: The first Christmas, "the infant Jesus"
Physical Description: 16 p. : ;
Language: English
Creator: Faber, Frederick William, 1814-1863
Paget, Walter, 1863-1935 ( Illustrator )
Nister, Ernest ( Publisher, Printer , Engraver )
Publisher: Ernest Nister
Place of Publication: London
Manufacturer: E. Nister
Publication Date: [ca. 1880?]
 Subjects
Subject: Children's poetry -- 1880   ( rbgenr )
Bldn -- 1880
Genre: Children's poetry   ( rbgenr )
poetry   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: England -- London
Germany -- Nuremburg
 Notes
Statement of Responsibility: by Frederick William Faber ; illustrated by Walter Paget.
General Note: "Lithographed and printed by Ernest Nister."
Funding: Preservation and Access for American and British Children's Literature, 1870-1889 (NEH PA-50860-00).
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Bibliographic ID: UF00025010
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature in the Special Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries
Rights Management: All rights reserved, Board of Trustees of the University of Florida.
Resource Identifier: aleph - 001768296
oclc - 26903662
notis - AJJ1498
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Table of Contents
    Front Cover
        Front Cover 1
        Front Cover 2
    Frontispiece
        Page 1
        Page 2
    Title Page
        Page 3
    The infant Jesus
        Page 4
        Page 5
        Page 6
        Page 7
        Page 8
        Page 9
        Page 10
        Page 11
        Page 12
        Page 13
        Page 14
        Page 15
        Page 16
    Back Cover
        Back Cover 1
        Back Cover 2
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