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1 Bingham, Clifton & L. M. (Illustrator) A Christmas Box
London & New York Ernest Nister & G. P. Dutton 1895 Hardcover Very Good- 
Chromolithograph; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 12 pages; Circa 1895 Ernest Nister & G. P. Dutton; London & New York. Scarce small format color plate, chromolithograph illustrated Christmas book printed by Nister at Nurenburg. Title page is the cover board with publisher imprints along the lower edge of the chromlitho illustrated cover board. Green quarter cloth backed paper covered boards. Soundly bound with original floral patterned endpages - a bit toned. 4 Chromolitho plates & cover are signed LM in the plate. A well preserved copy with expected light toning to page stock. Quite scarce with no physical copies located in library special collections searched by Worldcat. VG- 
Price: 225.00 USD
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2 Devlin, Wende & Harry Cranberry Christmas
New York Parents' Magazine Press 1976 0819308447 / 9780819308443 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- with No dust jacket as issued 
4to 11" - 13" tall; HC in original color illustrated boards. 1st edition. Soundly bound; issued without dust jacket. Prior owner's small name & address ink stamp and her 1976 penned date to the top front corner of the title page. Two tiny closed tears to the lower edge of the front pictorial endpage have been mended with archival japanese tissue. Some mild thumbing/page turning stress to the lower edge of the first few pages. Just trace shelf evidence to board edges. Solid and generally neat. VG- 
Price: 20.00 USD
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3 Dickens, Charles & Charles Keeping & Christopher Hibbert Christmas Books
London The Folio Society 1988 First Edition Thus Hardcover in slipcase Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
B&W Drawings; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 402 pages; 1st Folio edition in distictive scallop edges slipcase. HC in dark green quarter cloth and patterned paper covered boards; title lettering brightly in gilt to the spine. Snugly bound and neat. Illustrated with b&w drawings by Charles Keeping. Light shelf wear to slipcase at edges. Solid unmarked copy. NF/VG++ ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 27.50 USD
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4 Dickens, Charles & J. Leech & D. MacLise (Illust. ) Christmas Stories, [Including "A Christmas Carol"] (In 2 Volumes, Complete) "Peterson's Uniform Duodecimo Edition "
Philadelphia T. B. Peterson 1862 early printing Hardcover Very Good 
Engravings; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 802 pages; [1862] T. B. Peterson, Philadelphia. 2 volume edition with 10 engraved plates by Leech & Maclise. Snugly bound and very neat, recased with original publisher's brown cloth laid down over new boards and spine. Decorative pictorial title designs brightly in gilt to spines; boards embellished in blind. This set professionally recased in matching color cloth, retaining most of the original cloth. Tissue guarded frontis and extra engraved title page in vol I and tissue guarded double frontis in Vol II. Several plates moved front at the time of the recasing. Illustration of Scooge's Third Visitor appears as the illustration on the illustrated extra title page. Endpages refreshed. Prior owner bookplates to front pastedowns over evidence of an earlier bookplate removal. Handsome attractive copy. Dated to about 1862/63 by Peterson ads at rear of the 2nd volume. VG+ thus... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 185.00 USD
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5 Dickens, Charles & J. Leech & D. MacLise (Illust. ) New Stories, [Including] "Hard Times" & "Pictures from Italy" (In) "Peterson's Uniform Duodecimo Edition "
Philadelphia T. B. Peterson and Brothers 1861 early printing Hardcover Very Good 
Engravings; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 500 pages; [1861] T. B. Peterson, Philadelphia. With several engraved plates by Leech & Maclise. Snugly bound and very neat, recased with original publisher's brown cloth laid down over new boards and spine. Decorative pictorial title designs brightly in gilt to spines; boards embellished in blind. This set professionally recased in matching color cloth, retaining most of the original cloth. Tissue guarded frontis and extra engraved title page. Endpages refreshed. Prior owner bookplate to front pastedowns over evidence of an earlier bookplate removal. Handsome attractive copy. Dated to about 1861 by Peterson ads at rear. Early American printing od Hard Times. VG to VG+ thus. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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6 Dickens, Charles and Spencer Baird Nichols (Illust. ) Christmas Stories
New York Frederick A. Stokes Company 1913 First Edition Thus Hardcover Very Good- 
Color Plates; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 422 pages; Handsomely illustrated with 11 full page color plates with art nouveau flourishes done by Spencer Baird Nichols. In original red cloth with gilt title lettering blocked to cover and spine, a little rubbed and dulled at spine. Color pictorial panel mounted to the cover board. Text block solid and generally neat with some light foxing to front and rear endmatter. Rear endpage split in the gutter. Cloth crimped at spine ends and lightly rubbed at extremities. Light shelf soiling to board surfaces. VG- 
Price: 40.00 USD
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7 Hill, Grace Livingston Beauty for Ashes
Philadelphia J. B. Lippincott Company 1935 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- in Very Good dust jacket 
Small 8vo 7" - 8" tall; 317 pages; 1st edition, presumed. Square, sound copy in pictorial dust jacket. Prior owner's name penned to front endpage; article about the author mounted to front endpage. An unusual copy with Lippincott masthead and publisher stamp to base of spine but housed in a Grosset & Dunla identified dust jacket. Perhaps Grosset purchased remaining copies of the original edition and replaced the dust jackets without altering publisher info on the title page or binding. Pagestock mildly toned. Spine slightly cocked. Moderate shelfrub to the top jacket edges. Prior owner's penciled X's to rear jacket list of books by same author. An attractive and unusual copy. VG-/VG 
Price: 25.00 USD
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8 Hill, Grace Livingston The Christmas Bride
New York Grosset and Dunlap 1934 reprint Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Small 8vo 7" - 8" tall; 319 pages; Bright, snug and neat in a nice dust jacket. Prior owner's name to front endpage blacked out with marker with the remanants of her name sticker same page. Dust jacket bright and fresh with just superficial rub to edges. Livingston Hill catalog of titles on jacket's rear panel has prior owner's small pencil check marks adjacent to tiles she had presumably read. A really very snug and attractively dust jacketed copy. VG+/VG+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
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9 Hoffmann, Franz Weihnachten! : Eine Erzahlung Fur Meine Jungen Freunde
Philadelphia I. Kohler, 911 Arch Street 1865 Hardcover Very Good- 
frontispiece; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 108 pages; [no date given] Circa 1865. Kohler, Philadelphia. Amerikanische Stereotyp-Ausg. Terra cotta colored cloth with pictorial title design in gilt to cover. Spine unlettered as issued. Snugly bound and clean; no marks. Light general shelf rub to cloth at edges and surfaces; a superficial damp mottling to the rear board. Illustrated with woodcut frontis. partial split in the front endpage gutter. Solid clean copy. Scarce. VG- 
Price: 37.50 USD
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10 Holm, Bill Faces of Christmas Past
Afton, MN Afton Historical Society Press 1997 1890434027 / 9781890434021 Second Printing Hardcover Near Fine Signed by Author
B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 63 pages; HC in teal boards with paper, pictorial title panel mounted to front cover; titles in gilt to spine. 2nd printing. Inscribed and signed by the author on the title page. Bright, tight and fresh. Feels and appears about as new. Illustrated with B&W photographs. Fine; Signed by Author 
Price: 12.50 USD
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11 Jackson, Kathryn & Richard Scarry (Illust. ) The Animals' Merry Christmas - A Big Golden Book
New York Golden Press 1950 reprint Hardcover Very Good+ 
4to 11" - 13" tall; Early reprinting of the oversize Big Golden Book # 10315. Giant HC in glazed color illustrated boards. Golden catalog of "Big Golden Books" to rear cover references $1.00 price and ends with 10518 "Night Before Christmas". Snugly bound, bright and very neat. Mild lift to laminate along the edges of the cover board. Gold and black patterned foil over spine is lightly rubbed and stressed at spine ends. Contents bright and fresh' no marks. VG+. ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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12 Jackson, Kathryn & Richard Scarry (Illust. ) The Animals' Merry Christmas - A Giant Golden Book
New York Simon & Schuster 1950 Second Printing Hardcover Good 
4to 11" - 13" tall; Oversize HC in glazed color illustrated boards. 2nd "B" printing of the "Giant" format edition, with large pop-up color Santa inside the front cover. Contents, including the pop-up, are soundly bound and generally neat with some light thumbing evidence to lower corners of the pages and a little stress to the flat surface of the recto page to which the large- pop-up is anchored. The spine area of the binding is distressed and worn with the top 3 inches missing and the remainder held in place by long transparent tape reinforcement the length of the spine. Corners bumped with light abrasion and boards showing through the laminate paper. Graded good beacuase of the generally clean and well bound contents and the intact pop-up. Spine area wear is however notable. Good only. ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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13 Moore, Clement C. & Lizzie Lawson The Night before Christmas [Nister #1157]
London & New York Ernest Nister & E. P. Dutton 1904 First Edition Thus Hardcover Fair 
Chromo-lithographs & toned drawings; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 24 pages; [1904] Ernest Nister & E. P. Dutton : London and New York. (Printed in Bavaria). Small format HC with publisher's red quarter cloth spine unlettered - as issued. The chromolitho color paper covers for the boards have been removed and are missing with the result showing as the naked boards with trace remanants of the original cover illustrations (Inexplicable). Contents complete and bright [24] unnumbered pages with publisher's original set of saddle staples binding the pages inside the boards. 12 chromolithograph printed color plates including the title page along with toned drawings on the other pages. Gift inscription pneed neatly to the pictorial front pastedown. Pages have some fingering stress to flat surfaces and several show stress in the gutter, but are all well attached and clean. An unfortunately marred capy lacking the front and rear color pictorial elements that originally decorated the boards. Still a sound and bright copy of the text with complete chromo plates. Fair only thus. Uncommon 
Price: 100.00 USD
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14 Moore, Clement C. ; Bob G Watkins The Night before Christmas
Chicago Leo Burnett 1955 First Edition Thus Hardcover Near Fine 
Drawings etc; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; [np] pages; 1955 Leo Burnett, Inc. Square format HC in color pictorial paper over boards. Blue cloth backstrip; unlettered, as issued. 1st edition of this Watkins interpretation of moore's classic. Golden Book size and format. Bright, tight and neat. No marks. Just trivial shelf evidence at edges. NF 
Price: 25.00 USD
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15 Moore, Clement Clarke & John R. Neill The Night Before Christmas And Mother Goose Rhymes and Jingles
Chicago The Reilly & Lee Co. 1932 Hardcover Good 
16mo 6" - 7" tall; 57 pages; Circa 1932 (with 1908 copyright the only date shown). Reilly & Lee, Chicago. Reilly reprint of Neill's classic illustrated "Night Before" is in reasonably decent but worn condition. Original light blue cloth with pictorial paper title panel with 4 color illustration by Gremin mounted to the cover board. Enright illustrated color endpages. Rear endpages split in the joint; front endpage tender with partial split. Cloth shows silverfish predation to the starch sizing with color fade and thread baring along spine and a swath of combined silverfishing and soiling to the rear board. Contents clean but with some thumbing and reader wear. 1932 Christmas prize inscription penned neatly to front endpage. ; a small Christmas label attached to the front endpage. Uncommon early copy of the edition illustrated by Neill includes a 2nd part _ "Mother Goose Rhymes and Jingles" at rear. Worn and a bit tired so good only at best. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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16 Moore, Clement. C & W. T. Smedley; Frederic B. Schell; Alfred Fredericks; Henry Rankin Poore; James W. Louderbach (Ills. ) The Night Before Christmas
Philadelphia Porter & Coates 1883 First Edition Thus Hardcover Very Good- 
Wood cuts; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 44 pages; 1st edition, thus. Handsomely bound in original olive green cloth with bevelled board edges and decorative pictorial title design embossed deeply with gilt , brown and red detailing. All edges gilt; gilt title lettering to spine still generally bright. Cloth lightly crimped at spine ends; boards lightly tapped at corners. Several small spots of soiling/discoloration to the board surfaces and a pair of tiny dents to the surface of the rear board. Prior ownership Christmas gift inscription dated 1884 in pencil to the front free endpage. Juvenile owner penciled some doodles on the blank rectos of many of the leaves which are printed (single side) only on the verso. Most of the pencil doodles subsequently erased with superficial surface abrasion to paper surface. Moderate foxing scattered thoughout, a bit heavier to the first few leaves. Illustrated with woodcuts throughout from the hands of Smedley, Schell, Frederick and Poole under supervision of Lauderbach. Book comprised of 22 leaves with printing to recto and blank verso. Coated green endpages complete and sound with a smudged pencil doodle to the coated front flyleaf. Single page publisher's ad at rear advertising several binding designs for this title and 4 others in "The 'Bells" Series". Some examples of this work noted for a photographic frontis of moore which this copy does not have. Uncommon early edition of Moore's classic. [Marshall 97] VG- thus 
Price: 265.00 USD
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17 Mrs. Gore and George Cruikshank (Illust. ) New Year's Day; A Winter's Tale
London, Paris & Boston Fisher Son & Co. ; H. Mandeville; Strong & Brodhead 1846 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- 
Frontis and 3 engraved plates; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 203 pages; [1846/47] Fisher Son & Co. ; H. Mandeville; Strong & Brodhead. HC in original trade cloth binding; brown cloth with decorative gilt title panel to spine with decorative garland patterns and borders in blind to boards. No edition stated. Tissue guarded frontis and 3 engraved plates from designs by Cruikshank. No ads at rear. Bequest bookplate dated 1855 mounted to the front pastedown, with several pencil and ink notes of a catalog nature adjacent to and on the plate. Small hand numbered, paper catalog label to the cloth spine below the crown. Binding snug; endpages complete and sound in the joints. Shallow chip to cloth at crown and mild bumping/scrapes to the front corners. Contents bright and fresh except for light foxing to the engraved plates and mild offsetting to adjacent text pages. One of Mrs. Gore's Christmas titles. VG- 
Price: 95.00 USD
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18 N/A All around the Christmas Tree - with Two Christmas Pop-Ups: A Bonnie Book
Kenosha WI John Martin's House : James & Jonathan Co 1949 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; HC in original glossy color illustrated boards. A "Bonnie Book." Includes two pop-up illustrations, one inside front cover and one mid-book. Complete clean and bright with pop-ups in perfect working condition. Just mild shelf rubbing to spine edge and corner tips. Light mustiness from humid storage. VG 
Price: 30.00 USD
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19 Ramsey, Helen and Others The "Best-Ever" Christmas Book
Syracuse, N. Y Willis N. Bugbee 1944 First Edition Wraps Very Good 
Bugbee's Popular Books; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 99 pages; Small format paperback in pictorial, title lettered wraps. A collection of monologues, poems and short dramatic pieces for use in "...commemorating the Birthday of the Prince of Peace...in this time of war and strife." Side stapled binding with pictorial. Solid and neat with just light shelf soiling to surfaces and a few pencilled names next to speaking parts and monologues. VG Scarce 
Price: 35.00 USD
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20 Rogers, Franke The Robin Family Keeps Christmas
New York Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Company 1953 First Edition Hardcover Good+ in Good+ dust jacket 
Color Illustrations; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 62 pages; Bound in original color pictorial paper covered boards and matching color pictorial dust jacket. Boards bright and clean; no marks. Publisher's choice of binding the boards to the text block was ill-advised. Sewn text block attached to boards by sewing through the lining sheets. A weak attachemtn is tenuous and thhough the boards remain attached with the original binding method the text block is only tenouously attached to the lining sheet anchor. Contents bright and clean; just light shelf rub to boards at spien ends. Dust jacket retains $2 issue price to unclipped front flap but is rubbed and a little faded at spine with a small 3/4 inch chunk missing mid-spine. Mild toning and soiling to jacket at front flap fold edges. Decent clean copy with wear expected from poor binding method. G++/G++ 
Price: 35.00 USD
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