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There are some really special rare and collectible Christmas books in the Biblio Rare Book Room. From first edition Christmas novels to signed nonfiction books on the history of Christmas traditions, there is a wide diversity of books featured below in the Biblio Rare Book Room. Many of the rare and collectible Christmas books come complete with gorgeous illustrations, so they would make great gifts for the book lovers in your life.



A Christmas Carol by DICKENS, Charles

Philadelphia: Lippincott. Limited. hardcover. fine. Rackham, Arthur. Color frontispiece and 11 other mounted color plates by Arthur Rackham. Many b/w line drawings. 4to, white vellum, pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt. Uncut edges, t.e.g. Philade...

From Argosy Book Store

$8,500.00


THE CHRISTMAS ORATORIO [FOR THE TIME BEING]: CARBON COPY OF A TYPED MANUSCRIPT WITH CHORAL SETTINGS by AUDEN, W. H

wraps. Good and possibly unique. A 43-page 7-3/4" x 13-3/4" carbon copy typescript laid loosely into a makeshift folder consisting of a large piece of graph paper with the title THE CHRISTMAS ORATORIO/W. H. AUDEN written in pencil in an unknown hand on ...

From Charles Agvent

$6,250.00


Merry Old Santa Claus by Nast, Thomas ( Artist); Harper's Weekly

New York: Harper's Weekly, 1881. RARE. A single leaf extracted from HARPER'S WEEKLY of Jan. 1, 1881, 16 1/2" w x 22 3/4" h. The original and iconic Thomas Nast engraving, on newsprint. Very Good, small chips along edges, larger chips e...

From Dale Steffey Books

$1,250.00


MISSALE ROMANUM EX DECRETO SACROSANCTI CONCILII TRIDENTINI RESTITUTUM S. PII V PONTIFICIS MAXIMI JUSSU EDITUM CLEMENTIS VIII & URBANI VIII AUCTORITATE RECOGNITUM

VENETIIS : EX TYPOGRAPHIA BALLEONIANA, 1730. In 4. Dim. 34,5x25x7 cm. Pp. 36 (n.n.)+460+XCI+(8)+36+(2)+(2)+(2)+(2)+(2). Peso Kg. 2,900 Splendido messale di grandi dimensioni e peso del 1730 in folio interamente scritto a caratteri rosso e neri con splend...

From Sephora di Elena Serru

€500.00


A Cracker Bon-Bon for Christmas Parties: Consisting of Christmas Pieces, for Private Representation, and Other Seasonable Matter, in Prose and Verse by Robert B. Brough

London: David Bogue, 1852. Red blind stamped decorated boards with bright gold gilt title and decoration. Color hand colored frontpiece (rare). Original red cloth. Upper board detached but present. Interior pages very good with b/w illustrations. ALSO...

From Laura's Rare Books

$539.00


C. Cornelii Taciti opera : quae extant omnia. Ad editionem optimam Joh. Fre. Gronovii accurate expressa. by TACITUS, Cornelius

1743 1st Scottish ed Tacitus Annals Histories Roman Empire Nero ROME Gronovius "The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws." ― Tacitus, The Annals Cornelius Tacitus was a 1st-century Roman historian who is now remembered for his two major...

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books

$499.00


CONCORDANTIAE BIBLIORUM AD ANTIQUOS ET NOVOS CODICES DILIGENTER COLLECTAE

COLONIAE AGRIPPINAE: APUD PETRUM A BRACHEI, 1629. Bella edizione del 1629 di questa opera di concordanza biblica in forma di dizionario. Testo latino. Antico testo manoscritto al contropiatto anteriore, note manoscritte al frontespizio e nel testo. Segna...

From Sephora di Elena Serru

€400.00


Christmas Interludes

Montreal: Privately Printed, 1937. 3/4 red boards over burgandy leather with 5 raised bands and gold gilt printing and design to upper board and spine. Illustrations throughout. Crisp, pages. Owner's bookplate. The frontpiece is a fascimile of a pa...

From Laura's Rare Books

$459.00


Die Weihnachtskrippe by Berliner, Rudolf

Munich: Prestel Verlag, 1955. first edition. hardcover. VG+. Die Weihnachtskrippe, by Rudolf Berliner. Munich: Prestel Verlag, 1955. Hardbound in blue cloth with gilt title on spine and grey dust jacket. 244pp.+98 photographs. German language. A detaile...

From Zalmoxis Books

$400.00


A NATIVITY by Kipling, Rudyard

Garden City: Doubleday, 1917. Cream wrappers, printed in green, bound up by the French Bindery in full forest green crushed morocco, raised bands, gilt and blind- ruled side panels, gilt inner dentelles, with title in gilt above an inset red morocco rose...

From William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB

$400.00


The First Christmas ( in RARE dust wrapper) by Wallace, Lew

New York and London: Harper & Brother Publishers, 1902. New York and London, Harper & Brother Publishers, 1902, Decorative Cloth. First Edition, 1902. vii, 109 pages. Publisher's lavender cloth blocked in gilt and argent on upper cover, spine...

From Dale Steffey Books

$500.00


Twelve Terrors of Christmas, The Absolutely Pristine in All Respects, First Trade Edition,VERY RARE in Any Condition, A TRUE FIND "AS NEW!!" by By Updike, John, Illustrated Drawings By Edward Gorey

NY: Gotham Book Mart, 1994, 1994 Soft Cover. No Jacket. First Edition.PBO, Small Decorated Wraps in B/W, December 1994. Pamphlet like .STATED First trade edition. Unpaginated,Fine , SOFTCOVER, 4 X 5 1/2 IN.. First Edition. Soft Cover....

From BLUFF PARK RARE BOOKS

$369.00


Aunt Louisa's Germs of Kindness Comprising Home Kindness, Kindness to Animals, Santa Claus and His Works, Henny Penny by WEBSTER, George P. & VALENTINE, Laura

McLoughlin Bros., nd (1870s) 1870. 1st Thus. Hardcover. VG. NAST, Thomas. 23.2 x 27.2 cm blue cloth with pictorial pastedown to the front cover, black and gilt stamped decoration and titles to the front and spine and blind stamped decoration to the rear...

From Rainford and Parris Books - PBFA

£250.00


CHRISTMAS TYDE by Attributed To Coleridge, Sarah; Daughter To Coleridge Samuel

London: W. Pickering. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1849. Hardcover. POETRY; B/w frontis; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; xvii, 205, [2] pages; 12mo, orig. Gilt-lettered green cloth, gilt-lettered spine, edges untrimmed; light edge wear, slightl...

From poor mans books

$342.95


Christmas Tyde by Attributed To Coleridge, Sarah; Daughter To Coleridge Samuel

London: William Pickering, 1849. Green blindstamped decorated boards with Gold gilt title to spine and upper board. Each page is bordered around text. Light foxing limited to last couple of pages in book. Always happy to send detailed photographs. Lov...

From Laura's Rare Books

$340.00


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