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Christmas in Song and Story
1 Christmas in Song and Story
NY James Cockroft and Company 1875 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket; Boards rubbed, foxing to first and last thirty leaves, title page nearly detached, rear flyleaf removed. 
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 
Price: 150.00 USD
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North Pole Town
2 North Pole Town
North Pole Town N.D. Ephemera Very Good; Lightly worn at edges. 
North Pole Town souvenir booklet describing the highlights of this Christmas-themed amusement park in the hamlet of North Pole, town of Wilmington, New York. Circa 1950s. Printed in color on heavy card stock folded in half lengthwise. When folded, measures 8.5 x 11.75 inches. This Adirondacks attraction was opened in 1949 and was one of the first theme parks in America. It is still in operation. Front cover shows a Santa with a spectacularly fake-looking beard hand feeding an albino deer. Other photos in center fold show parking lot with 1950s cars, Santa's Workshop and other buildings from the North Pole village. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; [4] pages 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Told under the Christmas Tree: an Umbrella Book
3 Told under the Christmas Tree: an Umbrella Book
NY MacMillan 1950 Third Printing Hardcover Very Good in Fair dust jacket; Boards lightly worn, jacket chipped, tattered and price-clipped. Illustrated by Maud Petersham; Miska Petersham 
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 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Christmas Special Delivery: Stories and Meditations for Christmas, Burt, Steve
4 Burt, Steve Christmas Special Delivery: Stories and Meditations for Christmas
Lima, OH Fairway Press 1991 1556733038 / 9781556733031 First Edition Softcover Very Good; Signed by the author on the half-title. Covers lightly scuffed, else a clean, tight copy. Signed by Author
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall; 64 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 8.00 USD
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New York Christmas, Crosby, Mark
5 Crosby, Mark New York Christmas
NY Universe Publishing 1999 0789303701 / 9780789303707 First Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket; A pristine copy with no owner names, markings, wear. 
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 
Price: 13.00 USD
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The Crime and the Crystal, Ferrars, E. X.
6 Ferrars, E. X. The Crime and the Crystal
Garden City, NY Doubleday 1985 0385199961 / 9780385199964 First American Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket; Spine cocked, remainder spray on page bottoms, jacket lightly scuffed and worn at spine extremities and corners. 
Author photo on rear jacket panel. Striking jacket art of a crystalline skull by Aki Fujiyoshi. Retired professor Andrew Basnett hoped for a peaceful, yet exotic Christmas holiday in Australia at the home of a former student, but the Yuletide peace is shattered when someone is brained with a chunk of crystal on the dining room floor. ; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall; 189 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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7 Goodall, John S. An Edwardian Christmas
NY Atheneum 1978 0689501064 / 9780689501067 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket lightly scuffed. 
A wordless book showing the simple joys of the Christmas season in Edwardian England. Slate blue cloth. ; Oblong 8vo 8" to 9" tall 
Price: 17.00 USD
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"The Night before Christmas":  An Exhibition Catalogue, Lawrence, George H. M.
8 Lawrence, George H. M. "The Night before Christmas": An Exhibition Catalogue
Pittsburgh The Pittsburgh Bibliophiles 1964 Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
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. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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A Way to the Heart of Christmas, Linard, Brian (editor)
9 Linard, Brian (editor) A Way to the Heart of Christmas
Hyde Park, NY New City Press 1994 1565480252 / 9781565480254 Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Covers lightly scuffed, else a clean, tight copy. 
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 
Price: 9.00 USD
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The Shepherd Who Watched by Night, Page, Thomas Nelson
10 Page, Thomas Nelson The Shepherd Who Watched by Night
NY Charles Scribner's Sons 1916 First Edition Hardcover Good in Good dust jacket; Gift inscription on front free endpaper, boards rubbed, jacket soiled and lightly tattered, endpapers foxed, else a clean, tight copy. 
"The story is of a country preacher of whom it was said he had outlived his usefulness, of his unselfish devotion to his flock, and of a long, stormy Christmas eve when he "watched by night" and rescued a mother and child who had sought refuge in his stable. It is intensely symbolic of the spirit of Christmas". ; 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Price: 9.00 USD
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The Little Crooked Christmas Tree, Renauld, Leo
11 Renauld, Leo The Little Crooked Christmas Tree
Greenwich, NY Self Published 1982 Softcover 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. Illustrated by Cynthia Rose Renauld 
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall; 28 pages 
Price: 8.00 USD
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Christmas is Always, Rogers, Dale Evans
12 Rogers, Dale Evans Christmas is Always
Westwood, NJ Fleming H. Revell 1959 Hardcover Good in Good dust jacket; Jacket rubbed and lightly worn at corners and spine extremities, boards worn and has gash at center of spine. Signed by Author
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 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Christmas at Thompson Hall A Mid-Victorian Christmas Tale, Trollope, Anthony
13 Trollope, Anthony Christmas at Thompson Hall A Mid-Victorian Christmas Tale
Racine, WI Caledonia Press 1978 0932282075 / 9780932282071 First Thus Hardcover Very Good in Fair dust jacket; Jacket tattered and tanned and front jacket flap detached. 
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 
Price: 23.00 USD
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