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  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expandThe Book Of Saint Nicholas by [Paulding, James Kirke], . New York: Harper & Brothers, 1836. First Edition. A 12mo measuring 7 1/2" by 4 1/2" in very good- condition in light brown, cloth covered boards with blind embossing of a floral design on both boards. The spine is stamped in gilt. The cloth at the head and heel of the spine is worn down to the edges of the text block and there is an early prior owner's book plate on the front paste down and there is a dampness stain throughout the lower half of the entire book which fortunately did not impact on the printed text. Translated from the Original Dutch of Dominie Nicholas Aegidius Oudenarde. 237 pages of text followed by 14 pages of ads by the publisher. This is a collection of five humorous Christmas tales by James Kirke Paulding (1778-1860), who was a contemporary and associate of Washington Irving. The stories are presented as translations from the original Dutch by a fictitious author and focus on Saint Nicholas, a 16th century Dutch Protestant baker who miraculously befriends those who uphold Dutch traditions and sets straight those who are mean or given to "newfangled notions." Issued as Volume XIV of the works of Paulding as stamped on the spine. (BAL, 15730)
    TB28121  $185.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expandThe New-York Book Of Poetry (the first formal appearance, in book form, of Clement Moore's poem: A Visit From St. Nicholas) by Clement C. Moore and Various Authors (Editor not stated), . New York: George Dearborn, 1837. First Edition. Very good in the publisher's original blind stamped and gilt decorated, green cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and a gilt decoration on the front board and all edges of the text block gilt. An octavo measuring 8 3/4" by 5 1/4" with a dampness stain across the upper margins of the text block none of which impacts on the print. There is also an early gift inscription at the top edge of the title page with a date of December 25, 1837. The cloth on the spine is beginning to split at the upper three inches of the joint. Despite that issue the binding remains strong and tight. The cloth at the heel of the spine and at the lower tips of the boards showns wear and has worn through in small areas. An anthology of 53 New York poets. This is the first formal appearance, in book form, of Clement Moore's poem: A Visit From St. Nicholas. 253 pages of text illustrated with an engraved title page. Page 215/216 contains Clement C. Moore's poem, From A Father To His Children, After Having Had His Portrait Taken For Them. And, pages 217/218 and 219 contain Moore's more famous poem: A Visit From St. Nicholas. An extremely scarce title in any condition. (BAL 14347; Mitchell, 18)
    TB26987  $1300.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expandPoems. Presentation Copy (contains A Visit From St. Nicholas) by Clement C. Moore, . New York: Bartlett & Wellford, 1844. First Edition. Very good+ with a professional repaired backstrip and strengthened joints and hinges leaving intact the 1/2 leather (calf) and the patterned purple cloth covered boards. The gilt text of the title remains on the spine. A 12mo measuring 7 1/4" by 4 1/2" with the prior owner's name: "S. Victor Constant | New York" stamped on the front paste down. A presentation copy inscribed "To Miss Southey | with the respects | of the author. | June, 1844." On the verso side of the half title page, the author has also added a line of correction for page 58. 216 pages being a collection of 37 poems, the most important being A Visit From St. Nicholas. This is the first appearance of this now famous and beloved poem "in a collection of Moore's own verse, and thus his first public acknowledgment of authorship." (Marshall, The Night Before Christmas A Descriptive Bibliography of Clement Clarke Moore's Immortal Poem, p. 10) The poem first appeared in The Troy Sentinel on December 23, 1823 anonymously. (BAL, 14348) As stated in Marshall's bibliography regarding this title: "This is considered by many scholars to be the definitive version." One's imagination is provoked with the possible connection between the author's last poem titled: "Southey" which is an ode to his deceased wife, and the name of the person who was presented with this book: "Miss Southey".
    TB26982  $7000.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expandThe Chimes: A Goblin Story Of Some Bells That Rang An Old Year Out And A New Year In. by Charles Dickens, with illustrations by Maclise, Doyle, Stanfield and Leech. London: Chapman and Hall, 1845. First Edition, First State.. Good+ in original, decorated red, horizontal-ribbed cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and gilt text and decorations on the front board and with all edges of the text block gilt. A 16mo measuring 6 1/2" by 4" with the cloth at the head and heel of the spine rubbed and the cloth at the lower tips of the boards is worn through. The cloth on the boards is lightly soiled and there is a very early prior owner's name in ink with an unreadable date on the front paste down. This is the very uncommon first state of the first edition with "Chapman & Hall" as part of the engraving of the vignette title page. 175 pages of text illustrated with a frontispiece, engraved title page and eleven engravings in the text by Maclise, Doyle, Stanfield and Leech. (Smith: Dickens in Original Cloth vol. II, 5 p. 34)
    TB26992  $1300.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expandThe Cricket On The Hearth A Fairy Tale Of Home. by Charles Dickens, with illustrations by Maclise, Doyle, Stanfield and Leech. London: Bradbury & Evans, 1846. First Edition, First State. . Very good in original, decorated red, vertical-ribbed cloth covered boards although professionally rebacked preserving the original gilt stamped and decorated back strip and the original pale yellow end sheets. The front board is decorated with gilt text and the image of a fireplace. All edges of the text block are gilt. A 16mo measuring 6 1/2" by 4" and protected in a beautiful, full leather (goat) clam shell box with gilt text stamping on the spine. Per Walter E. Smith's bibliography: Charles Dickens In The Original Cloth, this is a first state copy as evidenced by the first advertisement page at the rear of the book which highlights the book Oliver Twist without any mention of it being a "New Edition". 174 pages of text followed by two pages of advertisements for other books by the author. lllustrated with a frontispiece, engraved title page and twelve engravings by Maclise, Doyle, Stanfield and Leech. (Smith: Dickens in Original Cloth vol. II, 8 p. 62)
    TB26994  $1100.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expandNotes and Queries: a Medium of Inter-Communication for Literary Men, Artists, Antiquaries, Genealogists, Etc. Volume Twelfth July-December, 1853 by [Moore, Clement C. ] and Various Authors, . London: George Bell, 1853. First Edition. Good in 1/2 brown leather and marbled paper covered boards with a damaged, gilt text, dark brown leather spine label and spine decorations and with all edges of the text block marbled. A small octavo measuring 8 1/4" by 6 1/2" with the front and rear hinges broken, but the spine back strip is in place and attached to the boards. Without a dust jacket. Contained on page 615 in the December 23, 1853 edition is a very early printing of Clement Moore's poem: "A Visit From St. Nicholas" which appears without any attribution. Interestingly, this version of the poem "carries the different names for two of the reindeer, "Dunder" and "Blixem" .... (Marshall, 37)
    TB27610  $350.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expandFriendship's Gift A Christmas and New Year's Annual by Various Authors, . New York: Leavitt & Allen, n.d. circa 1856. . Good+ in elaborately decorated, beveled boards covered with red cloth with blind and gilt embossed stampings across both boards and the spine. On the spine is a gilt and green title block, the motif of which is duplicated on the front board. A 12mo measuring 7" by 4 7/8" with all edges of the text block gilt. The edges of the boards and spine ends are rubbed and the lower 2" of the front joint are heavily worn with the front hinge showing damage in the same area. The elaborately hand painted floral presentation page is written upon in pencil. Although the preliminaries are foxed the pages of the text block are quite clean of foxing or tanning. The binding remains tight and strong. 264 pages of text containing 42 works of poetry or prose by various authors. Illustrated with a frontispiece, the presentation plate and four engraved plates (the last of which shows considerable foxing). (Faxon/Literary Annuals and Gift Books, p.22)
    TB28120  $35.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expandSketch Book Of Geoffrey Crayon Gent. by Washington Irving, . New York: G. P. Putnam: Hurd & Houghton, 1865. Artist's Edition. Very good+ in original, full green leather over beveled boards with five raised bands on the spine with gilt decorations and gilt text within the compartments. The front and rear boards are decorated with gilt borders. The end sheets are marbled paper and all three edges of the text block are gilt. The inside edges of the boards are decorated with gilt doublures. A small quarto measuring 9 1/4 by 6 /12 inches with light rubbing and wear to the leather at the edges of the boards and ends of the spine. The rear hinge is starting. Without a dust jacket and probably as issued. 504 pages of text. Illustrated with an engraved title page, a frontispiece portrait of Irving and 120 engraved vignettes by various artists throughout. As stated on the title page: "Illustrated with one hundred and twenty engravings on wood, from original designs." A collection of Irving's short stories to include: Roscoe, The Wife, Rip Van Winkle, English Writers on America, Rural Life in England, The Broken Heart, The Art of Book-Making, A Royal Poet, The Country Church, The Widow and Her Son, The Boar's Head Tavern Eastcheap, The Mutability of Literature, Rural Funerals, The Spectre Bridegroom, Westminster Abbey, Christmas, The Stage Coach, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, The Christmas Dinner, London Antiques, Little Britain, Stratford-On-Avon, Traits of Indian Character, Philip of Pokanoket, John Bull, The Pride of the Village, The Angler, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,
    TB28930  $125.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expandSanta Claus And His Works by George P. Webster, . New York: McLoughlin Brothers, n.d. (circa 1876). First Edition. Very good- in printed, heavy paper wraps over a sewn binding which is beginning to separate. A small quarto measuring 10 1/2" by 9" with light soiling to the front panel and wear to the spine fold. One of the volumes in Aunt Louisa's Big Picture Series. Illustrated with six large, full page color plates. The illustrator is not fully identified in this copy other than the hint of the artist's initials on the last plate. Research indicates that Thomas Nast created these images and in so doing provided the foundation for the picture we all share of Santa Claus this day.
    TB27058  $375.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expandA Letter To Santa Claus, And How It Was Answered by Emma A. Avard, . Baltimore: D. H. Carroll, n.d. c.1874-1884. . Very good- in purple cloth covered boards with gilt text stamped on the front board with blind embossed borders. A 12mo measuring 7 1/4" by 5" with a number of what may have been water marks on the front board which lead to slight bleaching of the color and with mild rubbing and wear to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine. 41 pages of text with seven engravings including the frontispiece by C. Weeks. An extremely unusual and uncommon volume. OCLC shows only two libraries in the US having this title in their collection.
    TB26328  $175.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expandSanta Claus by Anonymous, . n.p. [New York]: McLoughlin Brothers, n.d. circa 1885. First Edition. Very good in heavy paper, printed wraps over a double stapled binding. A folio measuring 13 3/4 by 9 inches with the crease over the spine worn through in several places. Unpaginated, but containing 10 pages with 4 full color lithographic plates and line drawings throughout. Identified on the front panel as "270". The illustrator is not indicated. Very uncommon as no other copies are listed elsewhere.
    TB28717  $250.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expandWhat Santa Claus Gave Me by Anonymous, . New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., 1887. . Very good+ in decorated, tan cloth covered boards with an illustrated paper label on the front board. A 16mo measuring 6 1/4" by 4" with the cloth at the heel of the spine worn through and the front joint just beginning to crack. Without a dust jacket. Unpaginated containing approximately 67 pages. Illustrated throughout with black and white engravings.
    TB28127  $65.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expandEarly Embossed Post Card of Santa with Dolls and Little Girl by , . Made in Germany: Publisher not named, n.d. (circa 1890 to 1895). . A near fine, unused, early embossed post card made in Germany of Santa with dolls on a table with a young girl whispering in his ear. The verso side of the card is not written upon at all. It measures 3 11/16 by 5 1/2 inches. The printed type on the front and rear of the card suggests printing from the mid to late 1800's. Santa's and the young girl's appearance and attire suggests the late 1800's. The notation for the stamp on the verso of the card indicates the placement of a one cent stamp for domestic or two cents for foreign service. The USPS web site indicates that one cent stamps for post cards required from May 12, 1873 to November 2, 1917. The only wear on this post card shows at the lower corners where there is very slight bumping. The colors on the recto of the card remain very bright and clean.
    TB28950  $35.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expandThe Night Before Christmas by [Moore, Clement, C.], . New York: McLoughlin Bros., 1896. . Good+ in heavy, pictorial paper wraps over a stapled binding with all pages mounted on linen. A quarto measuring 12 1/8 by 9 7/8 inches with light wear around the edges of the covers and a crease to the lower corner of the rear cover. Counting the inside of the covers there are 14 pages printed or lithographed in color. The front cover is a color image of Santa's face with a doll in the lower left corner and a trumpet in the upper right corner. Of note is the large double spread of Santa and the reindeer in flight. The illustrator is not identified. (Marshall, 118)
    TB28853  $300.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expandThe Night Before Christmas by [Moore, Clement, C.], . New York: McLoughlin Bros., 1896. . Near fine in heavy, pictorial paper wraps over a sewn binding. A quarto measuring 12 1/8 by 9 7/8 inches with light wear around the edges of the covers. This copy has a publication number of 159 in the lower left corner of the front cover. Counting the inside of the covers there are 14 pages printed or lithographed in color. The front cover is a color image of Santa's face with a doll in the lower left corner and a trumpet in the upper right corner. Of note is the large double spread of Santa and the reindeer in flight. The illustrator is not identified. Of interest is the fact that Santa in several instances appears with a heavy brown overcoat. (Marshall, 118)
    TB29563  $325.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expandThe Night Before Christmas by [Moore, Clement, C.], . New York: McLoughlin Bros., 1896. . Very good in heavy, pictorial paper wraps over a stapled binding. A quarto measuring 12 1/2 by 10 inches with a 3" area of printed and background color torn from the lower edge of the front board and with similar losses to the rear cover. This copy has a publication number of 159 in the lower left corner of the picture of Santa on the front cover. Counting the inside of the covers there are 14 pages printed or lithographed in color. The front cover is a color image of Santa's face with no doll or horn in the corners. Of note is the large double spread of Santa and the reindeer in flight. The illustrator is not identified. Of interest is the fact that Santa in several instances appears with a heavy brown overcoat. (Marshall, 118)
    TB29564  $250.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expandChristmas Poems Selected from Many Sources by Amy Neally (Editor), with an engraving by F. T. Merrill. New York: E. P. Dutton & Company, (1897). . Very good+ in 1/2 white leather and pictorial paper covered boards with gilt text stamped on the front board. A 16mo measuring 6 1/4" by 3 3/4" with the leather at the head of the spine worn down to the edge of the text block and with the paper over the outer half of the boards rubbed and worn through at the tips. 97 pages of text containing 47 poems to include Clement Moore's famous poem: The Night Before Christmas. Illustrated with a frontispiece engraving by F. T. Merrill.
    TB28122  $40.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expandKriss Kringle And His Brownies by Author Unknown, . New York: McLoughlin Bros., 1897. . Good+ in heavy, printed paper wraps over a sewn binding. A small quarto measuring 10 1/2 by 9 1/4 inches with the fold to the wraps worn and partially torn. There is a faint gift inscription at the upper edge of the front panel Unpaginated. Oddly, the front cover and throughout this title "Kris" is spelled with a double "s" Illustrated with color drawings and six color lithographic plates.
    TB28812  $275.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expandA Visit From Santa Claus by [Moore, Clement C.], . New York: McLoughlin Brothers, 1898. First Edition. Very good in heavy paper, printed wraps the verso side of which is pasted to a linen page over a double stapled binding. The pages are linen. A small quarto measuring 10 5/8 by 8 1/4 inches with a 1" by 2 1/2 long chip from the upper fore corner of the front panel and similar sized chip from the spine edge of the rear panel. There is also an early gift inscription on the verso side of the front panel. Unpaginated, but containing 14 pages with 6 full color lithographic plates and line drawings throughout. Identified on the front panel as "105". The illustrator is not indicated. Not listed in Marshall. Very uncommon as no other copies are listed elsewhere.
    TB28716  $350.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expandThe Night Before Christmas a visit from Santa Claus by [Moore, Clement C.], . New York: McLoughlin Bros., [circa 1899]. . Very good+ in heavy, printed, paper wraps over a stapled binding. A small quarto measuring 10 3/4" by 8 3/4" with light rubbing to the edges of the edges of the front panel. Without a dust jacket as issued. Unpaginated, but containing 8 pages of text and color lithographs. This title also includes "Santa Claus and His Works". only appears at the lower corner of the first illustration. (Marshall, 133)
    TB28136  $175.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expandChristmas Morning by Clifton Bingham, . New York: Raphael Tuck & Sons, Co., Ltd., n.d. [circa 1904]. . Very good in heavy, printed paper wraps over a stapled binding. A small quarto measuring 10 7/8" by 8 5/8" with a 4 inch split in the crease at the bound area of the panels. Without a dust jacket. One of the volumes in Father Tuck's Nursery Tales Series. 14 printed pages including the inside of the panels. Illustrated by an un-named artist to include four pages of chromolithographs with line art drawings on the remaining pages.
    TB28140  $35.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expandThe Night Before Christmas by Clement Moore, . Chicago: The Reilly & Britton Co., 1905. First Edition of the Christmas Stocking series. Very good+ in blue cloth covered boards with an illustrated paper cover to the front board bearing an image of Santa about to climb down a chimney. A 48mo measuring 4 by 2 7/8 inches with light rubbing and wear to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and to the fore edges of the boards. There is a child's first name written at the upper edge of the first free end page. Without a dust jacket most likely as issued. With an introduction by L. Frank Baum. 106 pages of text and illustrations in color followed by four pages of ads for other volumes by Reilly & Britton Co. This is the first volume in The Christmas Stocking Series by Reilly & Britton. An extremely scare early Christmas title.
    TB28502  $300.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expandJolly St. Nick by Author Unknown, . New York: McLoughlin Bros., 1906. . Very good+ in heavy, printed paper wraps over a stapled binding. A small quarto measuring 10 3/34 by 8 inches with light soiling to the front and rear covers. A collection of five poems about Santa as follows: Jolly St. Nick; How St. Nick Gets His Mail; St. Nick's Toy Factory; St. Nick Taking A Sly Peep; and, Good Children Are St. Nick's Favorites. Illustrated with black and white line drawings and six full color lithographic plates.
    TB28813  $175.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expandA Little Book Of Christmas by John Kendrick Bangs, . Boston: Little, Brown, And Company, 1912. Fist Edition, First Printing (September, 1912). Very near fine in light green cloth covered boards with the front board decorated in a art deco style with gilt title and the author's name and with gilt text on the spine. A 12mo measuring 7 /14" by 4 7/8" with hints of rubbing to the cloth at the spine ends and to the tips of the boards. Without a dust jacket. 173 pages of text containing four short, Christmas stories. Illustrated with a frontispiece and three plates. The art deco, floral design is by Bertha Stuart as evidenced by her monogram in the lower right corner of the front board. (BAL, 793)
    TB28126  $85.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expandThe Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore, . New York: Graham & Matlack, n.d. [circa 1912]. . Very good in 1/4 light gray cloth and illustrated paper covered boards. A small quarto measuring 9 1/2" by 7 1/4" with heavy wear to the paper covering at the edges and tips of the boards. Without a dust jacket as issued. Unpaginated, but containing several poems illustrated with black and white line drawings by an un-named artist. Nancy Marshall in her excellent and thorough bibliography, The Night Before Christmas, indicates that this title contains one color lithograph as the frontispiece. This copy only contains a black and white line drawing as the frontispiece. (Marshall, 203)
    TB28139  $35.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expandPeter Rabbit's Christmas by Duff Graham, . Philadelphia: Henry Altemus Company, (1917). First Edition. Near fine in 1/4 red cloth and embossed paper covered boards with black text on the spine and a paper label on the front board. A 24mo measuring 5 1/2" by 4" with very slight rubbing to the cloth at the heel of the spine. In a very good+ dust jacket with a 1/8" chip from the upper edge of the spine area and light rubbing to the lower edge of the spine area. 63 pages illustrated with 30 full color plates. One of the volumes in the Aletmus' Peter Rabbit Series.
    TB27544  $125.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expandThe Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore, and illustrated by Margaret Evans Price. Rochester, N.Y: Strecher Litho. Co., 1917. First Edition. Near fine in oddly shaped printed wrappers over a double stapled binding. A folio measuring 13 1/2 by 7 1/2 inches with very light rubbing at the edge of the covers. The front cover shows the publishing number of "260". Without a dust jacket as issued. Unpaginated, but containing 12 pages with full color lithographs by Margaret Evans Price. A clean and handsome copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind. (Marshall, 225)
    TB28725  $85.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expandThe Night Before Christmas A Spoken Song by Hanna Van Vollenhoven, G. G. Drayton. Boston: Boston Music Co., n.d. [1923]. . Near fine in heavy, printed paper wraps over a stapled binding. A quarto measuring 11 7/8 by 8 7/8 inches. Without a dust jacket and probably as issued. 14 pages of music. The first page in this copy contains the poem "The Night Before Christmas" with credit given to the author, Clement C. Moore. The balance of the publication is the musical score written to the words. The color illustration on the front and rear of the covers and the six line art drawings within are by G. G. Drayton. As pointed out in Nancy H. Marshall's bibliography: The Night Before Christmas, G[race] G. Drayton was "famous for her illustrations of the Campbell Soup Kids. Quite scarce. (Marshall, 255)
    TB28850  $150.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expandThe Night Before Christmas by [Moore, Clement C.], and illustrated by Frances Brundage. Akron, Ohio: The Saalfield Pub. Co., 1928. Possibly a second printing. Very good in linen self-wrapers over a double stapled binding. A quarto measuring 12 by 10 inches with some light soiling to the covers and minor fraying of the linen pages at the fore edges. Unpaginated, but containing 14 printed pages. Illustrated throughout with color lithographs by Frances Brundage. The front panel is identified as Publisher's No. 52. Quite uncommon. Not listed in Marshall.
    TB28715  $250.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expandThe Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore, with illustrations by Fanchette. New York: Grosset and Dunlap, (1935). . Very good- in illustrated paper covered boards with a sewn binding. An octavo measuring 8 1/4" by 7 1/2" with heavy wear and rubbing to the paper covering at the head and heel of the spine and to the tips of the boards. There is a child's first name "Betsy" printed in pencil on the verso of the first free end page. Without its issued dust jacket. With illustrations and color end sheets by Fanchette. 26 un-numbered pages of text and color illustrations.
    TB26399  $20.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expandThe Night Before Christmas by [Moore, Clement C.], with illustrations by Keith Ward. Racine, Wisc.: Whitman Publishing, 1939. Second Edition. Good in heavy, printed paper wraps over a stapled binding. A small quarto measuring 10" by 8" with wear and rubbing to the edges of the wraps. Without a dust jacket as issued. Unpaginated, but containing 10 pages of text and color illustrations by Keith Ward whose name only appears at the lower corner of the first illustration. (Marshall, 347)
    TB28135  $35.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expand'Twas the Night Before Christmas by [Moore, Clement, C.], with illustrations by Keith Ward. Racine, Wis.: Whitman Publishing Co., 1939. . Very good+ in heavy, illustrated wraps over a stapled binding. A large quarto of 12 7/8 by 9 1/2 inches with moderate wear and rubbing around the extremes of the covers. Without a dust jacket. In the lower left corner of the front cover the publication number of 870 appears. Unpaginated, but containing 22 pages counting the insides of the covers. Illustrated with color lithographs on each page by Keith Ward.
    TB29565  $150.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expandThe Night Before Christmas by [Moore, Clement, C.], with illustrations by Ethel Hays. Akron, Ohio: The Saalfield Publishing Co., c1941. . Near fine in heavy paper, printed self-wraps over a stapled binding. A quarto measuring 12 3/4 by 9 3/4 inches. In the upper left corner of the front board the publisher's number 219 appears. Unpaginated, but containing 14 pages counting the insides of the covers. The color illustrations are by Ethel Hays. A very fine bright copy. Not listed in Marshall.
    TB29569  $50.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expandA Great Big Merry Christmas "The Night Before Christmas" As Interpreted by Tony Sarg by [Moore, Clement, C.], Illustrated by Tony Sarg. n.p.: B. F. Jay, c1941. . A two-sided, moveable "greeting card" with an internal wheel in near fine condition. The internal wheel is held in place by a grommet. A folio measuring 13 1/2 by 11 inches with a bump to the lower left corner. The internal printed wheel can be turned to reveal portions of the poem: The Night Before Christmas in two windows on either side of the card. Additionally, pictures change behind the multiple sets of hinged windows on both sides of this very clever device. The color lithographs are by Tony Sarg. A very clean and handsome copy. (Marshall, 364)
    TB29572  $275.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expandThe Night Before Christmas by [Moore, Clement C.], and illustrated by Ethel Hays. Akron, Ohio: The Saalfield Pub. Co., 1942. Possibly a second printing. Very good in heavy, printed paper wraps over a double stapled binding. A small quarto measuring 10 3/4 by 8 3/4 inches with some fading and light soiling to the panels. Unpaginated, but containing 11 printed pages counting the rear panel. Illustrated throughout with color lithographs by Ethel Hays. The front panel is identified as Publisher's No. 1900. The rear panel shows two stars in the upper right corner possibly indicating this as a second printing. (Marshall, 371)
    TB28714  $20.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expandThe Night Before Christmas by [Moore, Clement, C.], Illustrated by Ethel Bonney Taylor. Racine, Wis.: Whitman Publishing Co., c1943. . Near fine in heavy paper, printed self-wraps over a stapled binding. A quarto measuring 12 7/9 by 9 1/2 inches with a small 1/4" chip from the lower edge of the front cover and light wear and rubbing to the upper fore edges of both covers. In the upper left corner of the front board the publisher's number 925 appears. Unpaginated, but containing 12 internal pages with color lithographs on the insides of the covers. The color lithographs are by Ethel Bonney Taylor. A very clean and handsome copy. (Marshall, 378)
    TB29570  $150.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expandSt. Nicholas' Travels by Hertha Pauli, with illustrations by Susanne Suba. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1945. First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in pictorial, cloth covered boards with blue decorations and text on the spine and on the front board. A small octavo measuring 8" by 6" with printed paper end sheets. In a very good, unclipped dust jacket with a 1/8" deep chip from the upper edge of the spine area and several closed tears to the upper edge of the rear panel. 105 pages of text with illustrations by Susanne Suba.
    TB26918  $20.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expandThe Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore, and illustrated by Corinne Malvern. New York: Simon and Schuster, (1949). . Very good+ in printed, pictorial paper covered boards with gilt on red text on the front board. A small octavo measuring 7 7/8" by 6 1/2" with a penciled child's name in script on the verso of the front board. Without a dust jacket as issued. Illustrated by Corinne Malvern. Un-numbered pages of text and color illustrations. Volume 20 in the A Little Golden Book series.
    TB26418  $7.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expandWho Is Santa Clause? by Anonymous, . New York: Appleton, Parson & Company, Inc., 1949. . Fine in heavy, printed paper wraps over a stapled binding. A 24 mo measuring 6" by 4". 30 pages of text illustrated with reproductions of earlier works of art.
    TB28130  $10.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expandThe Night Before Christmas by [Moore, Clement, C.], with illustrations by Eileen Fox Vaughan. Racine, Wisc.: Whitman Publishing Co., 1949. . Very good in heavy, printed paper wraps over a stapled binding. The edges of the covers and the pages have scalloped edges on three sides. A quarto measuring 2 3/4 by 9 3/8 inches with light wear and rubbing to the outside edges and faint soiling to the rear cover. Counting the inside of the covers there are 10 pages printed and lithographed in color. The front cover is a color image of Santa on top of a snow covered chimney. The illustrator is Eileen Fox Vaughan. (Marshall, 428)
    TB28852  $65.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expand'Twas the Night Before Christmas by [Moore, Clement, C.], . Kenosha, Wis.: Samuel Lowe Company, c1949. . Very good+ in heavy, illustrated self wraps over a stapled binding. A folio of 13 by 9 1/2 inches with light wear to the spine side of the covers. On the front cover Santa's red suit is decorated with red felt. Without a dust jacket. In the upper left corner of the front cover the publication number of 1123 appears. Unpaginated, but containing 11 pages counting the insides of the covers and the verso of the rear cover. Illustrated with color lithographs on each page by an unnamed artist. Not listed in Marshall.
    TB29566  $75.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expandThe Dolls' Christmas by Tasha Tudor, . New York: Oxford University Press, 1950. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in red cloth covered boards with a printed, paper label on the front board and black text stamped on the spine. A 16mo measuring 6 1/2" by 6" with only hints of rubbing to the tips of the boards and faint spots of foxing to the edges of the text block. Without a dust jacket. Signed by the author on the first free end page without an inscription. Unpaginated with the text appearing on the verso side of each page and with color illustrations by the author on the recto of every page.
    TB28125  $250.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expandChristmas Favorites Including The Night Before Christmas and Jingle Bells by Various authors, with art by Lou Myers. New York: Wonder Books, 1951. . Fine in illustrated paper covered boards. A small octavo measuring 7 3/4" by 6 1/4". Without a dust jacket. Unpaginated containing seven Christmas stories for children. Illustrated throughout by Lou Myers.
    TB28131  $20.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expandMouse Manor by Edward Eager, and illustrated by Beryl Bailey-Jones. New York: Ariel Books, (1952). First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in 1/4 red and light blue cloth covered boards with black text on the spine as well as on the front board with an illustration of a mouse in a dress. A small octavo measuring 7 7/8" by 6". In a near fine, unclipped ($2.00) dust jacket with hints of rubbing to the upper edge of the front panel. Unpaginated. Illustrated throughout by Beryl Bailey-Jones.
    TB28132  $80.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expandA-Wishing Well by Robert Frost, with an engraving by Thomas W. Nason. New York: Spiral Press, 1959. First Edition. Near fine in printed wove paper wraps with a staple binding with some mild rusting of the two staples. This is a single poem issued as a Christmas greeting in a pamphlet form. Thomas W. Nason provided the wood engravings within this publication. A 24mo measuring 5 3/4" tall by 3 7/8" deep containing 8 leaves. (Crane B31)
    TB28075  $20.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expandA Christmas Story by J. B. H., Jr., . Chicago: Black Cat Press, n. d. [1964]. Limited Edition. A miniature book measuring 1 7/8" by 1 1/4" bound in full, red leather covered boards with gilt text stamped on the spine and with decorated green end sheets. Without a dust jacket as issued. One of only 50 copies printed and sold. Printed on handmade paper. "Typography by N. W. F." 28 pages of text. An extremely fine copy with no names, dates or any prior ownership markings.
    TB26764  $80.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expandA Child's Christmas Cookbook by Betty Chancellor, with illustrations by Thomas Nast. Denver, Colo.: Denver Art Museum, n.d. (1964). First thus. Very good in heavy, red, printed paper wraps over a stapled binding. A square octavo measuring 8 1/2" by 8 1/2". Without a dust jacket. 40 pages of text and Victorian era illustrations by Thomas Nast.
    TB28141  $10.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expandThe Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore, with illustrations by Janet and Alex D'Amato. Mahwah, NJ: Educational Reading Service, 1970. . Fine in printed, pictorial heavy paper wraps over a double stapled binding. An octavo measuring 8 3/4" by 7 1/4". Without a dust jacket as issued. Unpaginated containing 24 pages of text and color illustrations by Janet and Alex D'Amato.
    TB26416  $10.00


  • A Different Kind of Christmas by Alex Haley, . New York: Doubleday Dell, 1988. First Edition, First printing. Fine, In a fine dust jacket.
    TB02994  $12.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expandOld Time Christmas Customs by Edward A. King, . Albany, N.Y.: Hudson Valley Paper Company, n.d.. . Fine in heavy, blue paper wraps over a stapled binding with a printed paper label on the front panel. A small octavo measuring 7 5/8" by 5". Without a dust jacket as issued. Unpaginated but containing pages on the Christmas customs of England, Germany, Sweden, Italy and Poland with line art illustrations by an un-named artist.
    TB28129  $10.00




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