New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1947. First edition. A Fine copy of this Christmas classic. Near Fine jacket just ever so slightly toned at the extremities. Previous owner's signature to front endpaper, else an internally unmarked example of this holiday classic.
Davies' unforgettable tale of the "real" Kris Kringle accepting a job as Macy's holiday Santa. Everything is fine until he becomes embroiled in a law suit and has to prove that he really is Santa Claus or risk being confined in a mental institution. Davies released the book version in conjunction with the 1947 movie adaptation by George Seaton starring Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, Natalie Wood and Edmund Gwenn. The movie was critically acclaimed, winning three Oscars, including one for Davies for "Best Writing, Original Story." Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. (Item #4361)