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  • Poems.  Presentation Copy (contains A VisitPoems.  Presentation Copy (contains A VisitRoll over Image to expandPoems. Presentation Copy (contains A Visit From St. Nicholas) by Moore, Clement C., . 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



  • Christmas With The Poets: A CollectionChristmas With The Poets: A CollectionRoll over Image to expandChristmas With The Poets: A Collection Of Songs, Carols, and Descriptive Verses, Relating To The Festival Of Christmas by [Vizetelly, Henry], . London: David Bogue, 1851. First Edition. Near fine in its original Victorian full dark brown leather covered boards with five raised bands on the spine with black stamped rules and gilt text in the compartments and elaborate black stamped embossing on the boards. A small quarto of 9 1/4 by 6 1/4 inches with the edges of the text block gilt and with gilt dentelles on the leather turn-ins.and marbled end sheets. Missing from the book is the engraved title page as it appears to have not been bound-in to begin with. The contents are tightly bound-in and the entire text is extremely neat and clean without any prior owenship markings. 187 pages each decorated with a gold border around the print. This is a major anthology of Christmas songs and poems that begins with Anglo-Norman songs and ends with contemporary poets, with full explanatory notes of each piece, providing their histories and textual source all in context of evolving Christmas customs at different periods. This title includes works by Shakespeare, Jonson, Wither, Thorn, Cowper, Scott, Shelley, Wordsowrth, Thackeray and Tennyson. The engraved plates and vignettes are from illustrations by Birket Foster which were engraved by Vizetelly. Many of the plates and vignettes are tinted. Very scarce title in first edition in a beautiful example of a Victorian full leather binding.
    TB31613  $400.00



  • The Yule Log.  A Series ofThe Yule Log.  A Series ofRoll over Image to expandThe Yule Log. A Series of Stories For The Young by Bishop, Georgianna M., . New York: Trow's Printing And Bookbinding Company, c1858. Reprint of 1889 "Grandmother's Edition". Very near fine in its original decorated, blue cloth covered boards with gilt text and borders on the spine and black designs on the front board. A 16mo of 6 3/4 by 4 1/2 inches very light rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and at the fore corners of the boards with the remnants of what may have been a book plate tipped-in after the first free end page. An early prior owner wrote her name in ink on the second free end page, at the top of the title page, the last page in the book and at the lower margins of several pages in the book. 160 pages of text. A collection of nine short stories of the Yule time traditions at Christmas in England.
    TB31905  $65.00



  • Holidays: Christmas, Easter, and Whitsuntide; TheirHolidays: Christmas, Easter, and Whitsuntide; TheirRoll over Image to expandHolidays: Christmas, Easter, and Whitsuntide; Their Social Festivities, Customs, and Carols by Warren, Nathan B., F. O. C. Darley. New York: Hurd and Houghton, (1868). First Edition. Near fine in full dark brown morocco with five raised bands on the spine with gilt text and gilt double line boxes in the compartments, a large gilt illustration and triple gilt borders on the front and rear boards. All the edges of the text block are gilt and the end sheets a marbled paper with gilt dentelle decorating the leather turn-ins. Without a dust jacket. 198 pages including an index, appendix and text. Illustrated with a frontispiece from an engraving, five plates and fifteen vignettes from engravings by F. O. C. Darley. An unusual and uncommon title in an elegant leather binding.
    TB31727  $400.00



  • A Visit From St NicholasA Visit From St NicholasRoll over Image to expandA Visit From St Nicholas by [Moore, Clement C. ], Thomas Nast. New York: McLoughlin Bros., (1869). . Near fine in heavy printed paper wraps over a sewn binding. A small quarto of 10 1/2 by 9 1/8 inches with light soiling to the front cover and light soiling throughout and with occasional finger soiling to the margins of the pages. Without a dust jacket as issued. Of note: Santa's costume is in brown and apparently in brown fur to parallel the text of the poem. 12 printed pages counting the verso of the front cover and the recto of the rear cover including 6 printed in black and white and 6 chromolithographs. The verso of the rear cover shows 14 ads for "New Picture Books for Little Children" one of which announces the issuance of a title in "late fall of 1869" which is a strong suggestion that is the printing date for this title. (Not listed in Marshall, but very close to #69.) An extremely uncommon early Christma title.
    TB30982  $900.00



  • Old ChristmasOld ChristmasRoll over Image to expandOld Christmas by Irving, Washington, Randolph Caldecott. London: Macmillan & Co., 1876. Second Edition. Very good+ in highly decorated dark green cloth covered boards with gilt decorations and text on the spine and the same on the front board together with a scene of observers of a dancing couple in gilt. A 12mo of 7 1/8 by 5 inches with all edges gilt. The spine has a slight lean and there is a prior owner's name on the fly title page. With the exception of the end sheets which show minor spots of foxing the contents are clean, free of foxing, tanning and any damage. Without a dust jacket and probably as issued. 165 pages of text. Illustrated with a frontispiece from an engraving, an engraved title page, seven plates and numerous vignettes designed by Randolph Caldecott and arranged and engraved by J. D. Cooper. A collection of short stories including: Christmas; The Stage Coach; Christmas Eve; Christmas Day; and The Christmas Dinner.
    TB31726  $200.00



  • It Is The Christmas-Time WithIt Is The Christmas-Time WithRoll over Image to expandIt Is The Christmas-Time With Twelve Ideal Christmas Hymns And Poems by Mulock, Miss, . Boston: D. Lothrop And Company, (1884). First Edition. Very good in its original light green cloth covered beveled boards with gilt text and extensive decorations on the front board. All edges of the text block are gilt. An octavo of 8 5/8 by 7 1/4 inches with rubbing and wear to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and to the tips of the boards. 45 pages of text. Illustrated with a frontispiece from an engraving, seven plates and a number of vignettes. A collection of thirteen hymns and poems. Not a print on demand copy, but an original.
    TB31729  $50.00



  • Santa ClausSanta ClausRoll 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  $225.00



  • Christmas In Olden TimeChristmas In Olden TimeRoll over Image to expandChristmas In Olden Time by Scott, Sir Walter, . New York: Cassell Publishing Company, 1886. First Edition. Very good+ in its original olive drab cloth covered beveled boards with red, black and gilt titles and decorations on the spine and extensive red, black and gilt decorations on the front board and with the edges of the text block gilt. A small quarto of 10 1/8 by 7 1/2 inches with rubbing and light wear to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and at the tips of the boards and with a prior owner's name on the second free end page. Unpaginated, but containing 60 pages. The text predominantly appears on the verso of the pages with illustrations on the rectos. The illustrations are by Edmund H. Garrett, Harry Fenn, J. Steeple Davis, George A. Teel, Henry Sandham, Childe Hassam and H. P. Barnes.
    TB31029  $65.00



  • What Santa Claus Gave MeWhat Santa Claus Gave MeRoll 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



  • The Night Before Christmas or  AThe Night Before Christmas or  ARoll over Image to expandThe Night Before Christmas or A Visit of St. Nicholas by [Moore, Clement C.], Illustrator not identified. New York: McLoughlin Brothers, 1888. First Edition. Very good in heavy paper, printed wraps over a sewn binding. A quarto measuring 12 by 10 inches with heavy rubbing and wear to the spine edge of the covers and to the lower edges of the covers. There is a 11 1/4 by 3/4 inch chip to the rear cover at the inside edge and creases to the fore corners of the rear cover. At the upper edge of the front cover is a handwritten date of "1889". The lower 6 inches of the spine shows that it has been reinforced with oversewing. Without a dust jacket as issued. Unpaginated, but containing 18 pages counting the interior sides of the covers. Illustrated throughout with color chromolithographs on each page by an unknown artist. (Marshall, 104)
    TB30989  $350.00



  • Early Embossed Post Card of SantaEarly Embossed Post Card of SantaRoll 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



  • A Book Of Christmas VerseA Book Of Christmas VerseRoll over Image to expandA Book Of Christmas Verse by Beeching, H. C., . London: Methuen And Company, 1895. First Edition. Very good+ in its original dark red cloth covered boards with gilt text and black designs on the spine and the same on the front board and with the top edge of the text block gilt. A small octavo of 7 1/2 by 5 inches with the cloth at the. head of the spine well worn and the cloth at the heel of the spine slightly rubbed as are the tips of the boards. There is a prior owner's name in pencil on the front paste down. 174 pages of text followed by 40 pages of ads by the publisher dated 1898. Illustrated with "Ten designs by Walter Crane" amounting to 6 plates and 4 vignettes.
    TB31728  $75.00



  • The Night Before ChristmasThe Night Before ChristmasRoll 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



  • The Night Before ChristmasThe Night Before ChristmasRoll 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



  • Kriss Kringle And His BrowniesKriss Kringle And His BrowniesRoll 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  $200.00



  • A Visit From Santa ClausA Visit From Santa ClausRoll 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  $250.00



  • A Visit From Santa ClausA Visit From Santa ClausRoll over Image to expandA Visit From Santa Claus by [Moore, Clement C.], Illustrator is not identified. New York: McLoughlin Brothers, 1898. First Edition. Very good- in heavy paper, printed wraps over a double stapled binding. A small quarto measuring 10 5/8 by 8 1/4 inches with a 3 inch split to the lower end of the fold of the spine, and rubbing to the fold and to the fore edge of the front cover with creases at the fore corners of the front cover. Without a dust jacket as issued. 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. The copyright date on the rear cover indicates 1898.
    TB30984  $250.00



  • A Visit From Santa Claus withA Visit From Santa Claus withRoll over Image to expandA Visit From Santa Claus with Santa Claus And HIs Works by [Moore, Clement C.], Illustrator not identified. New York: McLoughlin Brothers, 1899. First Edition. Very good in heavy paper, printed wraps over a replacement sewn binding. A quarto measuring 12 1/8 by 9 7/8 inches with a 2 inch closed tear to the fold of the spine of the cover from its lower edge which has been repaired with archival tape. Unpaginated, but containing 14 pages with 7 full color lithographic plates (counting the cover) and line drawings throughout. Identified on the as "158" with a copyright date of 1899 on the front cover. The illustrator is not indicated. Clement Moore's poem comprises the first six pages which includes three full color plates. The remaining pages of text and three plates contain the poem Santa Claus And His Works written by George P. Webster. (Not listed in Marshall).
    TB30985  $250.00



  • The Night Before ChristmasThe Night Before ChristmasRoll over Image to expandThe Night Before Christmas by [Moore, Clement, C.], . New York, London & Paris: Raphael Tuck & Sons, Co., Ltd, n.d. [1901]. . A shape book in very good- condition in heavy printed paper wraps over a stapled binding. A folio measuring 14 3/8 by 7 1/2 inches with light rubbing and wear around the edges. The staples have rusted away leaving rust stains in the folds of some of the pages. The third page in has a 2 inch closed tear which has been repaired with archival tape on the verso side and there is a 1/3 inch chip from the lower spine corner of the front cover and there are two small tear on the spine edge of the rear cover. Lastly, there is a 2 inch dampness stain to the lower fore corner of the second to last page in the book. Publisher's Artistuic Series number: 1753 Counting the inside of the covers there are 14 pages printed and illustrated pages. The front cover is a color image of Santa about to descend a chimney the contents contain four large chromolithograhs and a number of line art drawings within the text. The illustrator is not identified. "Designed at the Studios in England." (Marshall, 142)
    TB31035  $125.00



  • The Night Before ChristmasThe Night Before ChristmasRoll over Image to expandThe Night Before Christmas by Moore, Clement, . 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  $225.00



  • Jolly St. NickJolly St. NickRoll 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  $150.00



  • A Visit From Santa Claus withA Visit From Santa Claus withRoll over Image to expandA Visit From Santa Claus with Santa Claus And HIs Works by [Moore, Clement C.], Illustrator not identified. New York: McLoughlin Brothers, 1906. First Edition. Very good in heavy paper, printed wraps over a replacement sewn binding. A quarto measuring 12 1/8 by 9 7/8 inches with archival tape repairs along the length of the fold of the spine and with similar repairs to several of the page folds. The sewn binding has been restored professionally. Unpaginated, but containing 14 pages illustrated with 8 full color lithographic plates (counting the covers) and line drawings throughout. Identified on the front panel as "158". Copyright dates of 1899 appear on the front cover and 1906 on the rear cover. The illustrator is not indicated. Clement Moore's poem comprises the first six pages which includes three full color plates. The remaining pages of text and plates contain the poem Santa Claus And His Works written by George P. Webster. (Very similar to Marshall 133).
    TB30986  $250.00



  • The Night Before ChristmasThe Night Before ChristmasRoll over Image to expandThe Night Before Christmas by [Clement C. Moore], Constance White. Chicago: M. A. Donohue & Co., circa 1910. . Good in illustrated, heavy paper wraps over a stapled binding. A quarto of 12 by 9 inches. The covers were loose, but are now re-attached with clear, non-acidic tape and there are several pages loose in the binding and the front cover is creased in its lower inside corner. There is an early gift inscription at the upper edge of the verso of the front cover with a date of 1910. 15 pages counting the verso of the front cover and the recto of the rear cover. Illustrated on each page in color images by "C.W." for Constance White, which, according to Nancy H. Marshall's bibliography, was the pseudonym of Charles J. Howard. Not listed in Marshall.
    TB30579  $50.00



  • The Night Before ChristmasThe Night Before ChristmasRoll over Image to expandThe Night Before Christmas by Moore, Clement C., . 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



  • The Way to the House ofThe Way to the House ofRoll over Image to expandThe Way to the House of Santa Claus A Christmas story for very small boys in which every reader is the hero of a big Adventure by Burnett, Frances Hodgson, . New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1916. First Edition. Very near fine in brick red cloth covered boards with color printed paper label on the front board. An oblong octavo of 9 by 12 inches with rubbing and light wear to the cloth at the heel of the spine and at the lower fore corner of the front board and several minor scratches to the paper label on the front board. Without a dust jacket. Unpaginated, but containing 23 printed and or illustrated pages. A book for children intended to be personalized with the name of the child to receive it. In this case the book has received no names or, for that matter, there is no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB30363  $175.00



  • The Night Before ChristmasThe Night Before ChristmasRoll over Image to expandThe Night Before Christmas by [Moore, Clement C.], Illustrator is not identified. Chicago: M. A. Donohue & Co., c1916. . Very good in illustrated, heavy paper wraps over a stapled binding. A quarto of 11 1/4 by 9 3/4 inches with heavy wear and rubbing to the spine and light rubbing to the edges of the covers. There is a gift inscription on the verso of the front cover. Without a dust jacket as issued. In the lower right corner of the front cover the publisher's number of 2005 appears. 10 pages counting the verso of the front cover and the recto of the rear cover. Illustrated on each page in four color and black and white images. The illustrator is not identified. Not listed in Marshall.
    TB31037  $100.00



  • WeihnachtenWeihnachtenRoll over Image to expandWeihnachten by Knesebeck, Herta v. d., Else Wenz-Vietor. Gerhard Stalling: Oldenburger, 1932. 222. Tausent. Very good+ in 1/4 red cloth and illustrated paper covered boards. A quarto of 11 by 8 1/2 inches with wear and rubbing to the paper and tips of the boards. The hinges and joints are tight and strong and the contents show no damage. Without a dust jacket. The text is entirely in German. Unpaginated, but containing 15 pages of text and illustrations by Else Wenz-Vietor.
    TB30352  $45.00



  • The Night Before ChristmasThe Night Before ChristmasRoll over Image to expandThe Night Before Christmas by [Moore, Clement, C.], illustrated by Fern Bisel Peat. Akron, Ohio: The Saalfield Publishing Co., c1932. . Very good in printed and illustrated self wraps over a stapled binding. A quarto of 13 by 10 3/8 inches with rubbing and light wear to the spine of the covers and to the corners of the covers which also show creasing Without a dust jacket as issued. Unpaginated, but containing 12 pages of text and full color pages. The illustrations are by Fern Bisel Peat with each image signed by her. The catalog number of 878 appears near the lower left corner of the front cover. (Marshall, 300)
    TB31041  $50.00



  • A Great Big Merry Christmas \A Great Big Merry Christmas \Roll 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)
    TB29571  $250.00



  • Turky TrottTurky TrottRoll over Image to expandTurky Trott by Dyer, Kate Gambold, Janet Robson. New York: The Platt & Munk Co., Inc. Publishers, (1942). First Edition. Very near fine in decorated, orange cloth covered boards metallic red text and an illustration of a young boy singing to a standing microphone. An octavo of 9 by m7 3/8 inches with small nick to the cloth at the lower edge of the front board and light soiling to the heel of the spine. The end sheets are printed. In a very good, unclipped (no price) dust jacket with a one inch chip from the lower edge of the front panel, a second chip about one inch deep at the lower edge of the spine area and heavy rubbing to the folds to the panels and to the flaps. Unpaginated, but containing 38 pages of text and color illustrations by Janet Robson. The story of a young black boy with a beautiful singing voice who did not believe in Santa Claus, but the adventure that he took lead him to believe in Santa Claus after all. (paraphrased from the jacket flap)
    TB30362  $200.00



  • Hallerloogys Ride with Santa ClausHallerloogys Ride with Santa ClausRoll over Image to expandHallerloogy's Ride with Santa Claus by Babcock, Bernie, . Perryville, Ark.: Self-published, 1943. Hand-Set Special Edition. Very good in heavy paper wraps over a double staple binding with a photographic paper label on the front cover. An octavo of 8 7/8 by 6 inches with the upper fore corner of the front cover crease, a shallow dampness stain at the lower edge of the title page of 1 1/2 by 1/3 inch deep and occasional spots of foxing from the illustrated plates. "The Story Of A Little Arkansas Negro Boy Who Took A Ride With Santa Claus". (from the front cover) 49 pages of text and illustrations from photographs on 8 plates.
    TB30340  $75.00



  • St. Nicholas TravelsSt. Nicholas TravelsRoll over Image to expandSt. Nicholas' Travels by Pauli, Hertha, 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



  • The Santa Claus Book - The NightThe Santa Claus Book - The NightRoll over Image to expandThe Santa Claus Book - The Night Before Christmas by Moore, Clement C., Florence Kent. New York: Capitol Publishing Company, Inc., 1947. . A shape book in very good condition in printed paper covered boards bound with a metal spiral binding with the rear board loose from the spiral comb. Although the boards are considerably larger than the pages the contents are 32 mo. of 5 by 9 3/8 inches with a gift inscription on the verso side of the front cover and the number "5513" on the front cover and on the upper corner of the second page. Unpaginated but containing 20 pages counting the inside of the covers. A number of the pages are mounted on heavy binder's boards. Each page is illustrated in bright multiple colors by Florence Kent.
    TB30365  $75.00



  • The Night Before ChristmasThe Night Before ChristmasRoll over Image to expandThe Night Before Christmas by [Moore, Clement, C.], illustrated is not identified. Racine, Wisc.: Whitman Publishing Co., 1947. . Near fine in heavy, printed paper wraps over a stapled binding. A quarto measuring 12 3/4 by 9 3/8 inches with two short closed tears to the fore edge of the front 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 red portions of his suite are flocked. The illustrator is not identified. There is no catalog number listed on this copy.
    TB31034  $50.00



  • Twas the Night Before ChristmasTwas the Night Before ChristmasRoll over Image to expand'Twas the Night Before Christmas by [Moore, Clement, C.], illustrated by Milo Winter. Chicago: Teuben H. Lilja & Co., Inc., c1947. . Very good in illustrated and printed self wraps over stapled binding. A quarto of 11 15/16 by 8 1/2 inches with the spine of the covers split several places and much of the rest of the spine worn and a 2 inch chip from the lower inside corner of the front cover. The cover shows Santa stepping into a large open chimney with a large bag of toys on his back and with the reindeer and sleigh behind him. 14 pages counting the inside of the covers. Illustrated on each page by images by Milo Winter The catalog number on this copy does not appear. (Very similar to Marshall, 403)
    TB31044  $30.00



  • Who Is Santa ClauseWho Is Santa ClauseRoll 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



  • The Night Before ChristmasThe Night Before ChristmasRoll over Image to expandThe Night Before Christmas by [Moore, Clement, C.], with illustrations by Eileen Fox Vaughan. Racine, Wisc.: Whitman Publishing Co., 1949. . Near fine 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 12 3/4 by 9 3/8 inches. Santa's suite is flocked in red. This copy lacks a publisher's number. 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, 427)
    TB31040  $65.00



  • The Night Before ChristmasThe Night Before ChristmasRoll over Image to expandThe Night Before Christmas by [Moore, Clement, C.], Illustrated by Vivian Robbins. Racine, Wisc.: Whitman Publishing Co., c1949. . Very good+ in illustrated and printed self wraps over a stapled binding. A folio of 15 1/2 by 7 1/8 inches with the top 3 inches of the spine to the covers separated and with the balance rubbed and worn, the lower fore corner of the front cover is creased to two places and there is a gift inscription on the verso of the front cover. Taped to the inside of the rear cover is a "More Added Verses" by James Van Allen. 10 pages counting the inside of the rear cover. Santa's suite is flocked on all pages. The catalog number does not appear on this copy. The images are b Vivian Robbins. (Marshall, 427)
    TB31045  $40.00



  • The Dolls ChristmasThe Dolls ChristmasRoll over Image to expandThe Dolls' Christmas by Tudor, Tasha, . 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



  • The Night Before ChristmasThe Night Before ChristmasRoll over Image to expandThe Night Before Christmas by [Moore, Clement, C.], illustrated by Ethel Hayes and Babs Depster. Akron, Ohio: The Saalfield Publishing Co., c1950. . Very good+ in printed and illustrated self wraps over a stapled binding. A quarto of 13 by 10 3/8 inches with rubbing and light wear to the spine of the covers and to the corners of the covers which also show creasing Without a dust jacket as issued. Unpaginated, but containing 10 pages of text and full color pages counting the inside of the covers. The catalog number of 190310 appears near the upper left corner of the front cover. The illustrations are by Ethel Hayes and Babs Depster. (Marshall, 446)
    TB31042  $50.00



  • The Poet of Christmas EveThe Poet of Christmas EveRoll over Image to expandThe Poet of Christmas Eve by Patterson, Samuel W. [White], . New York: Morehouse-Gorham Co., (1956). First Edition. Near fine in 1/4 red cloth and decorated paper covered boards with gilt text on the spine. A small octavo of 8 by 5 3/8 inches with very light rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and rubbing to the paper at the lower edges of the boards. Attached to the front paste down is the author's book plate In a very good+, unclipped (no price) dust jacket with rubbing and flecking of the colors at the ends of the spine area and at the fore corners of the panels over the tips of the boards. Warmly inscribed by the author to a former student, signed and dated in the year of publication on the first free end page. 180 pages including an index, appendices and text. Illustrated with a color frontispiece and with images from black and white photographs. A biography of Clement Clarke Moore.
    TB31731  $150.00



  • 'Twas the Night Before Christmas by Moore, Clement C., illustrated by George Trimmer.. Chicago: Merrill Publishing Co., c1949 1958. . Very near fine in pictorial, printed, cloth like heavy paper wraps over a stapled binding. A quarto of 12 3/4 by 9 1/2 inches with only light rubbing to the fold of the spine for the covers and the remnants of an old price sticker on the upper fore corner of the front cover. Without a dust jacket as issued. There is no publisher's catalog number shown on this copy. 10 pages counting the inside of the covers of text and color illustrations by Milo Winter Not listed in Marshall.
    TB31048  $50.00



  • The Night Before ChristmasThe Night Before ChristmasRoll over Image to expandThe Night Before Christmas by Moore, Clement C., 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



  • The Night Before ChristmasThe Night Before ChristmasRoll over Image to expandThe Night Before Christmas by Moore, Clement C., Artist Unknown. Racine, Wisc.: Western Publishing Company, n.d. circa 1979. A Whitman Book. A shape book in near fine condition in heavy printed wraps over a stapled binding A folio of 13 3/4 by 7 inches with just touches is rubbing. A Whitman Book with the publisher's number of 2270 and a price of 39 cents at the upper right corner of the front cover. Unpaginated but containing 14 pages counting the covers. Each page is illustrated in bright multiple colors.
    TB30358  $12.00



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



  • Treasury Of ChristmasTreasury Of ChristmasRoll over Image to expandTreasury Of Christmas by Publications International, . Lincolnwood, Ill.: Publications International, Ltd., (1997). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in illustrated paper covered boards with gilt and black text on the spine. A small quarto of 10 3/4 by 8 1/8 inches. Without a dust jacket as issued. 384 pages including an index containing over 500 recipes dedicated to fine feasting and Christmas cheer...."" Illustrated throughout from color photographs.
    TB31889  $35.00



  • The Night Before ChristmasThe Night Before ChristmasRoll over Image to expandThe Night Before Christmas by Moore, Clement Clarke, Gennady Spirin. Tarrytown, NY: Marshall Cavendish Corporation, 2006. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in fully illustrated paper covered boards with white text on the spine and orange text on the front board. A small quarto of 10 by 8 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 27 pages followed by two final pages highlighting the history of the poem. Illustrated with full color images on each page by Gennady Spirin.
    TB31032  $75.00






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