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Once Upon a Christmas Time
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Once Upon a Christmas Time

By Bjorn, Thyra Ferre

NY: Holt, Rinehart and Winston. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket very lightly rubbed.. 1964. First Edition. Hardcover. A collection of the author's memories of past Christmastimes and of Swedish Christmas customs and folklore. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 92 pages .

$20.00

The Old Peabody Pew:  A Christmas Romance of a Country Church
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The Old Peabody Pew: A Christmas Romance of a Country Church

By Wiggin, Kate Douglas

Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company. Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards lightly rubbed.. 1907. First Edition; Sixth Printing. Hardcover. Gray decorative cloth binding with black and white illustration and red, green, gold, and dark gray design on front boards. Top edges gilt. Illustrated endpapers and lovely border designs for text pages. ix, 143 pp. Frontispiece and five other plates by Stephens. .

$25.00

Christmas Builders
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Christmas Builders

By Jefferson, Charles Edward

NY: Thomas Y. Crowell. Good with no dust jacket; Boards worn and soiled, chromolithograph . Christmas calling card with handwritten note pasted to front free endpaper.. 1909. First Edition. Hardcover. Pictorial boards with Christmas wreath design in green, red and gold on front boards. Illustrated endpapers and several illustrations by W. A. D (William Addison Dwiggins). Printed by D. B. Updike at The Merrymount Press, Boston. A short parable about holiday commercialism and the true meaning of the Christmas season. ; 32 pages .

$20.00

Annie and Willie's Prayer
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Annie and Willie's Prayer

By Snow, Sophia P.

NY: E. P. Dutton and Company. Very Good; Boards rubbed, faint foxing to endpapers, lower corner of rear . free endpaper chipped.. 1899. Later Printing. Hardcover. Decorative leather binding with title in gilt on front boards. A long rhyming poem with many engravings about two children whose widowed father sends them to bed early on Christmas Eve. He overhears their Christmas prayer that Santa may bring them presents and then goes out in the snowy night to buy them and place them under the tree. Charming illustrations really describe a Victorian Christmas celebration. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .

$150.00

The Blossoming Rod
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The Blossoming Rod

By Cutting, Mary Stewart

Garden City, NY: Doubleday Page and Company. Good with no dust jacket; Boards worn and foxed, penciled owner name on . front flyleaf, nicks to center of lower boards.. 1914. Hardcover. Cloth-backed color printed boards. Endpapers, title page, and frontispiece illustrations by Walter De Maris. Wreath and scroll page borders by Decorative Designers. A sweet Christmas novella about a family that surprises their Father with a new fly fishing rod under the tree. Ill be jiggered! ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 51 pages .

$15.00

The Night before Christmas
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The Night before Christmas

By Moore, Clement Clark

NY: Simon & Schuster. Fine; Very slight fold of foil spine (½x1/8).. 1949. Fourth Printing. Hardcover. Pictorial binding, red stain to page edges. A pristine copy of the most famous Christmas story of all time in the fourth printing (letter D on last page) of the original 1949 Little Golden Book format. ; 28 pages .

$40.00

Christmas with the Washingtons:  Being a Special Account of Traditional  Rites Observed in Virginia and Historic Yuletides of One First Family, the  Washingtons of Mount Vernon
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Christmas with the Washingtons: Being a Special Account of Traditional Rites Observed in Virginia and Historic Yuletides of One First Family, the Washingtons of Mount Vernon

By Bailey, Olive

Richmond, VA: Dietz Press, Inc.. Near Fine. 1971. Later Printing. Softcover. Printed stapled tan card covers. Many illustrations. ; 44 pages .

$10.00

Over the Plum-Pudding
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Over the Plum-Pudding

By Bangs, John Kendrick

New York And London: Harper and Brothers. Very Good in Poor dust jacket; Boards rubbed, front hinge cracked.. 1901. First Edition. Hardcover. Three-quarter gilt-decorated brown cloth with marbled paper-covered boards. Front boards with title and Bangs portrait stamped in gilt. Illustrated endpapers. Top edges gilt. Frontispiece photo portrait and facsimile signature of Bangs. 16 additional black and white plates by various illustrators. x, 3-245 pp. + [6] pp. of publishers ads. Preface by Horace Wilkinson. A collection of twelve stories in the Christmas spirit and with some Christmas themes and settings, though the prevalence of ghosts and spooks leads more towards the direction of Halloween. ; Harper's Portrait Collection of Short Stories .

$35.00

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day:  Ten Christmas Stories
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Christmas Eve and Christmas Day: Ten Christmas Stories

By Hale, Edward E.

Boston: Little, Brown, and Company. Very Good with no dust jacket; Erasure mark on front free endpaper, two . smudges on page tops, else a clean, tight and bright copy.. 1909. Later Edition. Hardcover. Blue cloth binding with titles stamped in gilt on spine. Frontispiece engraving of men shoveling a milk can-laden ox cart out of a snow drift. A reprint of this collection of Yuletide stories originally published in 1871, with the authors addition of a little essay, written on the occasion of the first Christmas celebrated by the King of Italy in Rome. ; 308 pages .

$40.00

The Night before Christmas and Cows and Calves by Frances Trego Montgomery
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The Night before Christmas and Cows and Calves by Frances Trego Montgomery

By Montgomery, Frances Trego; [Moore, Clement Clarke]

NY: Barse & Hopkins. Good with no dust jacket; Boards heavily worn, spine extremities chipped, . rear hinge cracked.. N.D.. Hardcover. Circa 1920s-30s. Four color plates and numerous other black and white plates and illustrations by Hugo von Hofsten. An interesting mashup of Clement Clarke Moore's The Night Before Christmas, many other unattributed shorter Christmas poems, and a tale of many cows. Brown cloth binding with color illustration of Santa stuffing some stockings on front cover. ; The Pleasant Hour Series; 62 pages .

$25.00

A Charlie Brown Christmas
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A Charlie Brown Christmas

By Schulz, Charles M.

Cleveland And New York: The World Publishing Company. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Boards and jacket rubbed.. 1965. First Printing. Hardcover. Pictorial boards. Many color illustrations. A modern Christmas classic. ; 42 pages .

$30.00

New York Christmas
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New York Christmas

By Crosby, Mark

NY: Universe Publishing. Very Good with no dust jacket; A pristine copy with no owner names, . markings, wear.. 1999. First Printing. Hardcover. 0789303701 . A pre-9/11 love letter to New York City dressed up for the holidays, with a poignant nighttime shot of the lower Manhattan skyline with the Twin Towers all lit up. Red ribbon bow to close the book. ; 96 pages .

$13.00

Christmas in Song and Story
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Christmas in Song and Story

NY: James Cockroft and Company. Good with no dust jacket; Boards rubbed, foxing to first and last thirty . leaves, title page nearly detached, rear flyleaf removed.. 1875. Hardcover. Decorative beveled green cloth boards. Preface by Philip Gates. Pages all have red ruled borders. Top edges gilt. A Victorian de luxe compilation of "the best things that have been written regarding the ever-welcome Christmas-tide and its kindly belongings", including works by Clement C. Moore, Sir Walter Scott, Bayard Taylor, Adelaide Proctor, E. H. Sears, Tennyson, Milton, Longfellow, Eliza Cook, Charles Dickens, Thackeray and many others. Illustrated throughout by such artists as Gustave Dore, Thomas Nast, Birket Foster, and others. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 383 pages .

$150.00

The Little Crooked Christmas Tree
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The Little Crooked Christmas Tree

By Renauld, Leo

Greenwich, NY: Self Published. Very Good with no dust jacket; The story of Alabetta, a little crooked . evergreen, whose dreams of being potted up and used as someone's Christmas . tree, comes true. Charming illustrations. Text in rhyming verse.. 1982. Softcover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; 28 pages .

$8.00

"The Night before Christmas":  An Exhibition Catalogue
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"The Night before Christmas": An Exhibition Catalogue

By Lawrence, George H. M.

Pittsburgh: The Pittsburgh Bibliophiles. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1964. Softcover. Foreword by Anne Lyon Haight. Red printed wraps. xxi, 54 pp, index. Many illustrations. Haight's foreword summarizes this classic Yuletide poem's history and significance and Lawrence then describes 148 examples of the poem from its first publication in The Troy (N. Y. ) Sentinel newspaper in 1828 through contemporary examples. .

$25.00

Christmas is Always
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Christmas is Always

By Rogers, Dale Evans

Westwood, NJ: Fleming H. Revell. Good in Good dust jacket; Jacket rubbed and lightly worn at corners and . spine extremities, boards worn and has gash at center of spine.. 1959. Hardcover. Special edition commemorating the tenth annual convention of the Christian Booksellers Association in Grand Rapids, Michigan, August 16-20, 1959, as denoted by tipped in front free endpaper which is signed in blue ink by the author, Dale Evans Rogers. Measures 16.5 x 11 cm. A scarce signed copy of one of the late actress and singer's bestselling inspirational books. ; 61 pages; Signed by Author .

$50.00

Told under the Christmas Tree: an Umbrella Book

NY: MacMillan. Very Good in Fair dust jacket; Boards lightly worn, jacket chipped, . tattered and price-clipped.. 1950. Third Printing. Hardcover. Illustrations by Caldecott Medalists Maud and Miska Petersham. Pictorial light blue cloth binding. Introduction by Ruth Sawyer. A collection of 58 stories, poems and nursery rhymes about Christmas, and a few about Hannukah by a variety of authors, including Sara Teasdale, Elizabeth Coatsworth, Rachel Field, Ludwig Bemelmans, Louisa Alcott, Carolyn Sherwin Bailey, Eleanor Farjeon, Marguerite de Angeli, Kate Seredy, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Joyce Kilmer, Christina Rossetti, and Emma Lazarus. ; 304 pages .

$30.00

A Way to the Heart of Christmas
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A Way to the Heart of Christmas

By Linard, Brian (editor)

Hyde Park, NY: New City Press. Very Good; Covers lightly scuffed.. 1994. Softcover. 1565480252 . A collection of poems and writings about the spiritual basis of the Christmas celebration by C. S. Lewis, Thomas Merton, Augustine of Hippo, Martin Luther, Edith Stein, Langston Hughes and many other authors. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 104 pages .

$9.00

Christmas at Thompson Hall A Mid-Victorian Christmas Tale
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Christmas at Thompson Hall A Mid-Victorian Christmas Tale

By Trollope, Anthony

Racine, WI: Caledonia Press. Very Good in Fair dust jacket; Jacket tattered and tanned and front jacket . flap detached.. 1978. First Thus. Hardcover. 0932282075 . Preface by John Kingsley Shannon. Navy cloth binding. Illustrations from the story's first published appearance in The Graphic, December 1876. ; Harting Grange Library Series; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 82 pages .

$23.00