Alger, Horatio, Jr. Bertha's Christmas Vision: An Autumn Sheaf (Westgard Limited Edition). Des Plaines, IL: Gilbert K. Westgard II, 1978. 
No. 165 of 200 copies, signed by the publisher.
Fine black cloth with bright gilt titles, 248 clean pp., as new. No dust jacket, as issued. As new. Hardcover.
A fine modern reproduction of a book first published in the 1850's. "Bertha's Christmas Vision was Horatio Alger, Jr.'s first book, although he had been writing as a paid journalist for a local paper for a few years after graduating from Harvard. The book is a collection of short stories and verses that share holiday, family, and loving themes. It is easy to see Alger's future focus on the down-and-out taking shape even at this early stage in his career." - barnes and noble.