Holiday-themed books are the subject of the December 2011 exhibit at the CAC.
Featured are a variety of editions of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol produced by several publishers since the late 19th century. The most contemporary, published in 2009, is a facsimile of the prompt book used by Dickens himself to guide his public readings of the popular story. Brief notes describe each edition, the press that produced it, and its illustrators.
Also on exhibit are a number of holiday or winter-themed books from the Rare Books and Special Collections and the Historical Collections of the Great Lakes. Featured authors include Ray Bradbury, Jan Wahl, Dylan Thomas, and Washington Irving. Famed illustrators such as Maxfield Parrish and Randolph Caldecott (for whom the Caldecott Medal is named) decorate these offerings.