London: Hamish Hamilton Ltd., 1953. Oblong quarto (7 7/8 x 11 inches), original pictorial wrappers, three pages of text, illustrated calendar. Scattered foxing else a nearly-fine copy. Housed in a custom clamshell box. Item #432
"FEAR NOTHING: I BRING GOOD NEWS OF GREAT JOY TO YOU AND ALL MANKIND" Lovely large Advent Calendar—rare in this condition—a collaboration between Dorothy Sayers and Fritz Wegner. Dorothy Sayers's recounting of the Nativity story prefaces Wegner's charming painting. “THE PICTURE inside has twenty-seven numbered doors for you to open as the story goes along. You can start on the Fourteenth of December and open one door every day until the Seventh of January. If you start earlier or later than this, remember that the Stable Door (Door 12) is the one that opens on CHRISTMAS DAY” This copy signed by Fritz Wegner at the bottom of the front wrapper. Reprinted as a smaller format book with the same title in 1960.