Hoffman, Franz; Harbaugh, H. [translator]. Christmas: A Story for my Friends (The Fatherland Series). Philadelphia: Lutheran Publication Society, 1881. 
Red publisher's cloth decorated in blind, black & gilt, 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches, light spotting/soil to binding, tight. 1892 Christmas gift bookplate from St. John's Sunday School, 114 clean pp., 14-pp. publisher's catalogue. Very good. Hardcover.
Alexander Freidrich Franz Hoffman (1814-1882), German bookseller and storyteller. He published his first books for youth in 1842 and they were met with such wide approval that he was able to devote the rest of his life to writing. His books were intended for children and young people, and promoted Christian piety and virtues.