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The Christmas That Almost Wasn't

By: Nash, Ogden

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: 1957

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2294734

Condition: Very Good


Second printing. Jacket edges rubbed. 1957 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 63 pp. Illustrated by Linell Nash. Of happy times and places, I've heard the minstrels sing; But I wish I'd lived in Lullapat, when Oldwin was the king. So begins Ogden Nash's lovely, lively tale of the crisis that, once upon a Christmas time, overtook the land of Lullapat. View more info

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Santa Go Home: A Case History for Parents

By: Nash, Ogden

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2294735

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket lightly toned. 1967 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 55 pp. Embellished by Robert Osborn. The author speaks to the individuals of the Santa Claus is Dead movement. This is an exposé of the childhood of Santa Claus and the bizarre psychological quirk which impels him even in old age to go on giving things away. View more info

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Frosty the Snowman

By: Nelson, Steve; Rollins, Jack; Loggins, Kenny

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Imagine: 2013

Seller ID: 1900624

ISBN: 1623540127

Condition: Fine


Brand new from publisher. Includes original jacket and CD. Fine. 2013 Large Hardcover. Issued with 3-song CD recorded by Kenny Loggins. One of the most magical of all wintertime songs gets an enchanting interpretation--including a special recording by the incomparable by the incomparable Kenny Loggins--in this charming new picture book. First recorded over sixty years ago, Frosty the Snowman became an instant holiday classic, winning children's hearts and inspiring both an animated film and a long-running television special. Singers such as Gene Autry (the first), the Ronettes, Willie Nelson, ... View more info

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A Little North of Everywhere

By: Norman, James

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Pellegrini & Cudahy: 1951

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2296703

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket edges rubbed. 1951 Hard Cover. 191 pp. A Christmas tale of Mr. Nick (Santa Claus), his wife Crystal, an explorer named Admiral Trek and a helpful gnome named St. Elmo. In their brave new world, mechanistic, North Pole environment, the walls of Santa's igloo are tinted, PM's (Perpetual Motions) run around making toys and performing vital services, a dish breaker breaks dishes and reforms them. Life is too smooth for Crystal though -- she feels the lack of emotion and love from the Santa who makes all the children in the world happy. Upon Admiral Trek's arrival -- and his s... View more info

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Merry Christmas, Mouse! (An If You Give.. Book)

By: Numeroff, Laura

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Harper Collins: 2010

Seller ID: 2207845

Condition: Fine


Brand new from publisher. 2010 Board Book. Join Mouse from If You Give a Mouse a Cookie as he decorates his Christmas tree in a holiday counting adventure. View more info

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Away in a Manger: A Story of the Nativity

By: Nussbaumer, Paul

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Harcourt Brace & World: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2140033

ISBN: 0152047352

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Edges a bit rubbed. No Jacket - Pictorial Cover. 1965 Hard Cover. A story of the birth of Jesus with sheet music to several Christmas carols. View more info

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Fancy Nancy: Splendiferous Christmas

By: O'Connor, Jane

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Harper: 2010

Seller ID: 2207789

ISBN: 0061235903

Condition: Fine


Brand new from publisher. 2010 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. [32 pp.] What could be fancier than Christmas? Presents with elegant wrapping paper, festive decorations, Christmas cookies with sprinkles—and who could forget the tree? After all, there is no such thing as too much tinsel. Ooh la la! This year, Nancy is especially excited about decorating the Christmas tree. She bought a brand-new sparkly tree topper with her own money and has been waiting for Christmas to come. But when things don't turn out the way Nancy planned, will Christmas still be splendife... View more info

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The Miraculous Birth

By: Oates, Joyce Carol

Price: $175.00

Publisher: William B. Ewert, publisher: 1986

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by author. Signed by illustrator

Seller ID: 2196141

Condition: Near Fine


Limited edition, #45 of 100. Signed by Joyce Carol Oates and Mary Azarian on limitation page. Faint stain to front panel of jacket. 1986 Soft Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Unpaginated. A fine press poem about the birth of Jesus Christ, by the prolific, award-winning American author, originally published in The New York Times Magazine. This limited edition of 100 numbered copies, designed by John Kristensen, includes original woodcuts by Mary Azarian printed directly from the blocks. It was printed from Monotype Bembo on Lana Laid paper and handsewn in wrappers at the Fir... View more info

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Santa Claus's Partner

By: Page, Thomas Nelson

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons / The Merrymount Press: 1899

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2199229

Condition: Near Fine


First edition, mixed state (matches BAL 15383 collation for first printing and includes Merrymount imprint as called for, but also includes flyleaves, which BAL states indicates a second printing). Ink gift note on front endpaper. 1899 Hard Cover. 177 pp. 8vo. Color illustrated title page (inserted leaf) and seven color plates in text by W. Glackens. A Christmas novel by the author who was also a lawyer and the U.S. ambassador to Italy under President Wilson during World War I. View more info

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Miss Pert's Christmas Tree

By: Paget-Fredericks, J.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Macmillan: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2287337

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. No jacket. Two small tears along bottom edge of title page, small tear along bottom edge of dedication page. 1929 Large Hardcover. 24 pp. Red cloth boards with gilt titles on front board. Endpapers illustrated. Picture by Joseph Rous Paget-Fredericks. The story of Miss Pert and her Christmas tree. View more info

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The Christmas Wedding

By: Patterson, James; DiLallo, Richard

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: 2011

Seller ID: 2204021

ISBN: 031609739X

Condition: Near Fine


Near Fine Near Fine. 2011 Hard Cover. 266, [10] pp. The tree is decorated, the cookies are baked, and the packages are wrapped, but the biggest celebration this Christmas is Gaby Summerhill's wedding. Since her husband died three years ago, Gaby's four children have drifted apart, each consumed by the turbulence of their own lives. They haven't celebrated Christmas together since their father's death, but when Gaby announces that she's getting married--and that the groom will remain a secret until the wedding day--she may finally be able to bring them home for the holidays. But the wedding isn... View more info

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Silent Night: The Story of a Song

By: Pauli, Hertha

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1944

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2296922

Condition: Good


Third printing. No jacket. Spine lightly toned, sticker on front board and half-title page, ink gift note on half-title page. 1944 Hard Cover. 81 pp. Illustrated by Fritz Kredel. Original Christmas carol also appears after text. A Christmas book published to celebrate the famous Christmas carol. Color plates and black & white illustrations. View more info

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The Christmas Play: A Fable for the Holidays

By: Pearson, Carol Lynn

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Loyola Press: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2206357

ISBN: 082941942X

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Small pencil marks to front endpaper. 2004 Hard Cover. This simple tale explores the idea that every person has a special role to play in the divine unfolding at Christmas--all one must do is recognize and accept that role with the help of God. View more info

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Christmas at The Mysterious Bookshop

By: Penzler, Otto

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Vanguard Press: 2010

Edition: 1st Printing

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2208327

ISBN: 1593156774

Condition: Very Good


1st printing. Signed by author with inscription: Have yourself a deadly little Christmas! Spine creased, very minor general wear. 2010 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xxii, 257 pp. Each year, for the past seventeen years, Mysterious Bookshop proprietor Otto Penzler has commissioned an original Christmas story by a leading suspense writer. These stories were then produced as pamphlets, just 1,000 copies, and given to customers of the bookstore as a Christmas present. Now, all seventeen tales have been collected in one volume, showcasing the talents of: Charles Ar... View more info

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The Amaranth; or, Token of Remembrance. A Christmas and New Year's Gift for 1855.

By: Percival, Emily

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Phillips, Sampson, and Company: 1855

Seller ID: 2260216

Condition: Good


Edges rubbed, 1 inch split to front joint (binding still holding strongly), a few pages lightly foxed. 1855 Full-Leather. 288 pp. Original full leather, elaborate gilt decorations and titles, all edges gilt, engraved frontispiece, title, and plates. A collection of verse and prose, decoratively bound and marketed as a holiday gift. View more info

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A Christmas Blessing

By: Poltarnees, Welleran

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Blue Lantern Books: 1997

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2295710

ISBN: 1883211085

Condition: Near Fine


Second printing. Sticker on rear panel of jacket. 1997 Large Hardcover. 29 pp. Some of the subjects celebrated in At Christmas Blessing are: the giving and receiving of gifts, carols and carolers, tree and house decoration, bells and candles, family and friends, children's hopes and joys, winter, feasting and laughter. This blessing is illustrated from unusual sources -- old postcards and calendars, book and magazine illustrations, and out-of-the-way paintings. View more info

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Pooh Christmas Stories (Merry Musical Treasury)

By: Publications International

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Publications International Ltd.: 2003

Seller ID: 2284584

ISBN: 0785395377

Condition: Very Good


Music box works fine. Boards faintly rubbed. 2003 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Christopher Robin and Winnie the Pooh have a Christmas adventure in this delightful book. Includes a music box that plays Deck The Halls. View more info

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The Tree That Came to Stay

By: Quindlen, Anna

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Crown Publishers, Inc.: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2197042

ISBN: 0517581450

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1992 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. A children's picture book by the Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and novelist. Illustrations by Nancy Carpenter. A family finds a way to preserve the feeling of Christmas into the new year by filling a basket with the pine needles from the Christmas tree. Keywords: CHILDREN FICTION PICTURE BOOKS CHRISTMAS TREE HOLIDAY ANNA QUINDLEN TREE THAT CAME TO STAY PULITZER PRIZE WINNER SIGNED FIRST EDITION HOLIDAYS View more info

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Riley Love-Lyrics

By: Riley, James Whitcomb

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The Bobbs-Merrill Company: 1899

Seller ID: 2273758

Condition: Very Good


Spine and front board lightly toned, ink note on front endpaper. 1899 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 190 pp. Gilt titles & decoration, raised portrait of a woman with long curly hair embossed on green cloth cover. Dyer illustrations throughout. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: James Whitcomb Riley (October 7, 1849 – July 22, 1916) was an American writer and poet. Known as the Hoosier Poet, National Poet, and the Children's Poet, he started his career in 1875 writing newspaper verse in Indiana dialect for the Indianapolis Journal. His verse tended to be humorous or sentimental, an... View more info

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Riley Love-Lyrics with Life Pictures

By: Riley, James Whitcomb

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Bowen-Merrill Company: 1899

Seller ID: 2292777

Condition: Very Good


Spine and edges faded. 1899 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 190 pp. Gilt titles & decoration, raised portrait of a woman with long curly hair embossed on green cloth cover. Dyer illustrations throughout. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: James Whitcomb Riley (October 7, 1849 – July 22, 1916) was an American writer and poet. Known as the Hoosier Poet, National Poet, and the Children's Poet, he started his career in 1875 writing newspaper verse in Indiana dialect for the Indianapolis Journal. His verse tended to be humorous or sentimental, and of the approximately one thousand poems ... View more info

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Norman Rockwell's Christmas Book: Carols, Stories, Poems and Recollections (Includes 8 Frameable Prints)

By: Rockwell, Norman

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Abrams: 2009

Seller ID: 2300395

ISBN: 0810982625

Condition: Near Fine


Minor sticker remains on front jacket panel. 2009 Large Hardcover. Originally published by Abrams in 1977, Norman Rockwell's Christmas Book is a holiday classic that has remained a bestselling family treasure for over 30 years. With over 85 images from Norman Rockwell's archive of art, this fully redesigned edition brings a fresh, contemporary appeal to the original vintage volume. This holiday favorite features timeless art, including images of children sleigh-riding, families caroling, and Santa preparing for his big night, in addition to 15 new images culled from Rockwell's extensive archiv... View more info

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Snow

By: Rylant, Cynthia

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Harcourt, Inc.: 2008

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2295120

ISBN: 0152053034

Condition: Near Fine


A very nice copy. 2008 Large Hardcover. Cynthia Rylant’s lyrical descriptions of the sights and feelings evoked by falling snow blend gorgeously with the rich and beautiful world created by Lauren Stringer’s illustrations, in which a young girl, her friend, and her grandmother enjoy the many things a snowy day has to offer. View more info

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The Christmas Alphabet

By: Sabuda, Robert

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Orchard Books: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2205713

ISBN: 0531068579

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 1994 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Far more than a pop-up alphabet, this unusual book combines the magic of Christmas with what can only be called paper sculptures. Letter by letter, each image unfurls to reveal one of twenty-six seasonal surprises. View more info

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First Snow in the Woods: A Photographic Fantasy

By: Sams, Carl R., II; Stoick, Jean

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Carl R. Sams, II, Photography, Inc.: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2296375

ISBN: 0977010864

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Sticker on front free endpaper. 2007 Large Hardcover. Unpaginated. The nights grew longer. The winds blew colder. It was a time of changing seasons.Have you gathered your nuts yet, Spotty? the chipmunk asked the fawn as he scurried through the woods burying nuts here and there. I heard it from the rabbit, who heart it from the owl...winter's coming early this year, you better get ready! But was he ready? Was he paying attention to his heartsong? Children of all ages will treasure this enchanted tale of change by wildlife photographers and New York Times bestselling authors Carl ... View more info

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Christmas Feasts

By: Sass, Lorna J.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: The Metropolitan Museum of Art / Irene Chalmers Cookbooks, Inc.: 1981

Seller ID: 2295403

ISBN: 0870992813

Condition: Near Fine


Wrappers lightly rubbed. 1981 Soft Cover. 83 pp. He has more to do than the ovens in England at Christmas, goes the old Italian saying. The goal of Christmas Feasts is to open those historic oven doors and serve forth rich lore, delicious recipes, and festive menus for preparing five unforgettable Yuletide feasts. In this book culinary historian Lorna J. Sass prepares you for celebrating a Roman Saturnalia (the Pagan precursor of Christmas), a medieval feast, a seventeenth-century banquet, Christmas in the Pudding Age, and a Victorian dinner. The original recipes are given along with modern-da... View more info

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The Long Christmas

By: Sawyer, Ruth

Price: $50.00

Publisher: The Viking Press: 1941

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author. Signed by illustrator

Seller ID: 2199346

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed without inscription by author and illustrator on front flyleaf. Lacks jacket. Ink gift note on front endpaper. 1941 Hard Cover. 200 pp. 8vo. Original beige cloth, red titles & decorations. A collection of Christmas stories from a number of different countries (Spain, England, Ireland, Finland, Austria, France), with woodcut illustrations by Valenti Angelo. View more info

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A Grandma for Christmas

By: Seymour, Alta Halverson

Price: $150.00

Publisher: The Westminster Press: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2263036

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Near fine in good jacket. 1 inch and 1/4 inch closed tear to top jacket edge, minimal wear to corners. 1946 Hard Cover. Unpaginated. A Christmas story for children inspired by Norwegian stories told by the author's father (after whom Gunnuf in this story is named). Includes color and black-and-white illustrations by Janet Smalley and Jeanne McLavy, and recipes for Christmas cookies on the endpapers. View more info

Especially At Christmas

By: Sibley, Celestine

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Doubleday: 1969

Seller ID: 2301796

Condition: Very Good


Jacket has a few tears repaired with clear tape, ink name on inner endpaper. 1969 Hard Cover. A collection of stories showing the spirit of Christmas. View more info

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Colonel Carter's Christmas

By: Smith, F. Hopkinson; Yohn F.C.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1903

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2203395

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket, text to front board rubbed. 1903 Hard Cover. xi, 159 pp. With colored plates. A novel of the Old South. View more info

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The Christmas Letters: A Novella

By: Smith, Lee

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196917

ISBN: 1565121562

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1996 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 126 pp. 8vo. In The Christmas Letters, three generations of women reveal their stories of love and marriage in the letters they write to family and friends during the holidays. It's a down-home Christmas story about tradition, family, and the shared experiences of women. View more info