First Edition. Signed by Author. Undated (1963), approximately 6" x 5", one sheet folded into four. With one original woodcut by Claire Pratt, (E. J. Pratt's daughter) on the front of the card, complimenting an original 5 stanza Christmas poem by E. J. Pratt inside, "Compassion of heaven, from night's crystal bars, falling so gently, in wreaths of white stars". Signed by Viola and E. J. Pratt on the inside of the card: "Christmas Greetings/ all best wishes for a happy New Year/ Ned & Viola Pratt". In fine condition. E. J. Pratt, was "the leading Canadian poet of his time." Originally from Newfoundland he lived most of his life in Toronto, Ontario. A three-time winner of the Governor General's Award for poetry he has been called "the foremost Canadian poet of the first half of the century."
Item #32825 Price: US$225.00