This antique book contains two written pieces by Washington Irving: 'An Old Christmas' and 'Bracebridge Hall'. 'An Old Christmas' is a charming piece detailing old English Christmas traditions, also beautifully illustrated by the British illustrator, Randolph Caldecott. 'Bracebridge Hall' is a series of character sketches set at Bracebridge Hall, near Birmingham, England. Containing a number of individual plots, this narrative concentrates on the occupants of the English manor: the Bracebridge family. A delightful book that is sure to appeal to fans and collectors of Irving's prolific work, this antique text is well deserving of a place on any bookshelf and is not to be missed. Washington Irving (1783 - 1859) was a nineteenth century, American author, biographer, essayist, historian, and diplomat. Originally published in 1919, we are proud to republish this text, now complete with a new prefatory biography of the author.