Oxford: Perpetua Press, 1993. First Edition. Hardcover. Over a period of 30 years, the poet Robert Gittings and his wife Jo Manton sent Christmas cards to friends and family. The poems and brass rubbings taken by their daughter, Clare Gittings, have been compiled in this book. This copy belonged to a friend of the Gittings, and with the book are 9 Christmas cards, of which 8 are featured in the book, as well as some correspondence letters. All but one of the Christmas cards are signed by Robert or Jo or both. The lone card not featured in the book is titled "Boy drowned in pool" and contains a warm inscription from Jo & Robert to the recipient. A unique, personalized collection. 4to cloth. Near fine in very good dj.