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A Christmas Box

By: Bingham, Clifton & L. M. (Illustrator)

Price: $225.00

Publisher: London & New York, Ernest Nister & G. P. Dutton: 1895

Seller ID: 32044

Condition: 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 ... View more info

Father Christmas

By: Briggs, Raymond

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Coward, McCann & Geoghegan: 1973

Edition: Fifth Printing

Seller ID: 38658

ISBN: 0698305248

Condition: Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket


Square 8vo 8" to 9" tall; 30 pages; Oversize square format HC/DJ. 5th printing. Soundly bound in original color pictorial dust jacket. Soundly bound but a little worn in original color pictorial dust jacket. Jacket with moderate, heavy shelf rubbing to edges, shallow chipping and short closed tears, several with tape repairs. Prior owner name and 1975 date penned to front endpage. Inscription from "Santa Claus" penned in red ink across the top front edge of the jacket. Worn but decent early copy. VG-/G+ View more info

Cranberry Christmas

By: Devlin, Wende & Harry

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Parents' Magazine Press: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 32535

ISBN: 0819308447

Condition: 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- View more info

Christmas Books

By: Dickens, Charles & Charles Keeping & Christopher Hibbert

Price: $27.50

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 1988

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 30127

Condition: 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. View more info

Christmas Stories, [Including "A Christmas Carol"] (In 2 Volumes, Complete) "Peterson's Uniform Duodecimo Edition "

By: Dickens, Charles & J. Leech & D. MacLise (Illust. )

Price: $185.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, T. B. Peterson: 1862

Edition: early printing

Seller ID: 34290

Condition: 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 r... View more info

New Stories, [Including] "Hard Times" & "Pictures from Italy" (In) "Peterson's Uniform Duodecimo Edition "

By: Dickens, Charles & J. Leech & D. MacLise (Illust. )

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, T. B. Peterson and Brothers: 1861

Edition: early printing

Seller ID: 34291

Condition: 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. Han... View more info

Christmas at Ormistead Hall

By: Glover, Julia L.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Columbus, OH, The Wartburg Press: 1945

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 37699

Condition: Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket


12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 64 pages; Smaller format HC/DJ. 1st edition. Soundly bound copy in original pictorial dust jacket. Jacket rubbed and worn at edges with several small nicks and chips at extremities. Light general toning to jacket surfaces. Blue cloth boards have mild shelf bumping to corner tips and some mild silverfish evidence to sizing of cloth at board edges. Prior owner name to front pastedown. VG-/G++ View more info

The Christmas Bride

By: Hill, Grace Livingston

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, Grosset and Dunlap: 1934

Edition: reprint

Seller ID: 20170

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Small 8vo 7½" - 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+ View more info

Weihnachten! : Eine Erzahlung Fur Meine Jungen Freunde

By: Hoffmann, Franz

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Philadelphia, I. Kohler, 911 Arch Street: 1865

Seller ID: 22620

Condition: Very Good-


frontispiece; 12mo 7" - 7½" 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- View more info

Faces of Christmas Past

By: Holm, Bill

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Afton, MN, Afton Historical Society Press: 1997

Edition: Second Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 20784

ISBN: 1890434027

Condition: Near Fine


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 View more info

Kriss Kingle (Sic) and Other Stories [Kriss Kringle]

By: Leavitt & Allen

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, Leavitt & Allen: 1865

Seller ID: 38037

Condition: Very Good-


32mo 4" - 5" tall; 32 pages; No date given; circa 1865. Small format 32mo. HC in publsiher's original purple cloth with decorative patterns and ruling impressed in blind. Title lettering "Kriss Kringle" in relief to gilt panel at spine. Notably the title page and first story reference Kriss Kingle. Collects 14 short vignettes each with a hand colored woodcut ilustration. Paged as two volumes 16; 2-16 pp, but with only the single title page at front. Trace fading to cloth and gilt at spine; mild shelf rubbing at corners and spine ends. Period Christmas gift inscription to front... View more info

The Book of Christmas

By: Mabie, Hamilton Wright (Intro. ) & George Wharton Edwards (Illust. )

Price: $29.50

Publisher: New York, Macmillan Co.: 1910

Edition: early printing

Seller ID: 39698

Condition: Very Good-


B&W drawings and plates; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 369 pages; 12mo HC in original green cloth with decorative pictorial designs brightly in gilt to cover and spine. Mild crimping to cloth at spine ends; just a little shaken in the spine. Fonr inner hinge reinforeced with an unobtrusive piece of transparent japanes tissue. Collects a wide variety of vers and prose, songs and images around the theme of Christmas. VG- View more info

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, And Rudolph Shines Again

By: May, Robert Lewis

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Chicago, Follett Publishing Company: 1964

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 35932

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Color Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 64 pages; Oversize HC/DJ. 3rd printing. Snugly bound and neat in original glossy, color pictorial dust jacket with publisher's $3.95 issue price intact to unclipped front flap. Jacket just very lightly rubbed at edges with several tiny nicks and closed tears. Superficial shelf bumping to board corners. VG++/VG+ ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. View more info

The first Christmas crib

By: Milhous, Katherine

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1944

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 35262

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


Color and b/w pictures; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 50 pages; 1st printing. Snugly bound and clean in original color pictorial dust jacket, price clipped from top corner of the front flap. 1944 Christmas gift inscription penned to front endpage. Just very light shelf rubbing to the tips of the paper covered boards. Usual and expected toning to endpage gutter's from mid-century binder's glue. Dust jacket has several short and longer closed edge tears, though only a pair of shaloow nicks with loss of paper. Prior owner has placed short lengths of cello tape along the top edge and base of spine... View more info

The Night before Christmas

By: Moore, Clement C. ; Bob G Watkins

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Chicago, Leo Burnett: 1955

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 12021

Condition: 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 View more info

The Night before Christmas : [Advertising Promotion - Bedford Shoe - Lititz PA]

By: Moore, Clement Clarke & Nell Stolp Smock (Illust. )

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Lititz PA, NA: 1950

Seller ID: 36009

Condition: Very Good


Color Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 16 pages; Circa 1950. No publisher given. A promotional advertising copy with no printing attribution. 8vo sized paperback in color pictorial wrappers with side sewn two hole silk string binding. Illustrated in color throughout by Smock. Promotional copy issued for distribution by Bedford Shoe Co in Lititz PA. Expected light toning and mild shelf soiling to covers. VG or better View more info

The Night before Christmas

By: Moore, Clement Clarke & Tasha Tudor (Illust. )

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Rand McNally: 1975

Edition: First Edition Thus

Inscription: Signed by Illustrator

Seller ID: 39034

ISBN: 0528821814

Condition: Very Good with No dust jacket as issued


Color Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 60 pages; Oversize HC in publisher's glazed color pictorial boards. 1st edition, thus. Signed by Tudor on the title page. This copy is irregular with a binder's flaw. The text block is bound in back to front with realtion to the boards; otherwise quite neat and clean. Trace shelf rub to boards at tips and superficial shelf soiling to the whites of the rear board. Charmingly illustrated in color by Tudor. Issued without dst wrapper. Stated 1st edition. VG or better notwithstanding the binder's error. ... Oversize book may require additional char... View more info

New Year's Day; A Winter's Tale

By: Mrs. Gore and George Cruikshank (Illust. )

Price: $85.00

Publisher: London, Paris & Boston, Fisher Son & Co. ; H. Mandeville; Strong & Brodhead: 1846

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 25806

Condition: Very Good-


Frontis and 3 engraved plates; 12mo 7" - 7½" 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 spi... View more info

All around the Christmas Tree - with Two Christmas Pop-Ups: A Bonnie Book

By: N/A

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Kenosha WI, John Martin's House : James & Jonathan Co: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 33978

Condition: 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 View more info

The "Best-Ever" Christmas Book

By: Ramsey, Helen and Others

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Syracuse, N. Y, Willis N. Bugbee: 1944

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15301

Condition: Very Good


Bugbee's Popular Books; 12mo 7" - 7½" 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 View more info