Full titles: Evangeline
Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Illustrator: Howard Chandler Christy
Format: Bright red boards on book with gilded decoration on front of heart with lock and other details, gilt lettering on binding as well, illustrated in full color on glossed pages throughout by the famed Howard Chandler Christy, frontispiece shows Evangeline and is protected by wax sheet from colored title-page that has a decorated border in matching red ink to the boards, illustration/decoration in same color to every page throughout the text, with some pages having text overlaid on red illustrations in the background.
Publisher: The Bobbs-Merril Company
Date published: 1905
Copyright: 1905 The Bobbs-Merril Company "by special arrangement with Messrs. Houghton and Mifflin"
Provenance: I found this book in 2020 at a book barn in Connecticut and had to have it -- I bought it as part of a greater group of illustrated books by Howard Chandler Christy, but this one is undoubtedly my favorite of the bunch! It has a bookplate on one of the front pages with Santa Clause in full color reading "A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!" in gold with "Miss Aldine Sanders, Bryan Texas" in script below