Wonder & Delight

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Where else but in Wonder & Delight, A Dolph Gotelli Christmas will you see hundreds of Santas and saints cavorting in elaborately embellished interiors, a tree-trimming witch, a family of nicely attired critters, and delicious delectables designed to entice the eye.

And who else but Father Christmas himself, Dolph Gotelli, can deliver it with all the wit and whimsy, variety and vignettes, fun and frivolity, and his all-consuming focus on fantasy.

Here in 360 pages — for the pure pleasure of your own recollections and imagination—is a lifetime of collections of ephemera and decorative arts of our favorite holiday season.

 Gotelli has selected more than 600 full-color photographs of his compendia of antiquities and oddities that seem to jump from Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe of Queen Victoria’s time.In addition, the professor reveals a rare glimpse behind the scenes for an insider’s view of how such displays come to life in his home and on tour.

Chances are, no matter how many times you flip through these pages you will appreciate the thrill of discovery—and the wonder and delight that appeal to the child in us all.