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Plants of Christmas, Borland, Hal
1 Borland, Hal
Plants of Christmas
New York: Golden Press (1969) Dowden, Anne Ophelia 
16mo Pictorial boards. [28]pp with beautiful color illustrations from paintings by Anne Ophelia Downden. Naturalist Borland tells the story of our traditional Christmas, a composite festival that draws on the traditions of many lands through the plants we associate with the season. Light shelf wear else Very Good in dustjacket (slightly darkened, lightly chipped and frayed). 
Price: 12.50 USD
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A Shepherd, Broun, Heywood
2 Broun, Heywood
A Shepherd
Englewood Cliffs: Prentice Hall (1967) First Thus Riswold, Gilbert 
Oblong 8vo Decorated plum cloth. [32]pp with lovely color illustrations highlighted with gold. The story of a shepherd who chose to stay with his flock, rather than go to Bethlehem on Christmas Eve. Attractive bookplate tipped to ffep. Fine in dustjacket. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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The Christmas Tree: An Evergreen Garland Filled with History, Folklore, Symbolism, Traditions, Legends and Stories, Foley, Daniel J.
3 Foley, Daniel J.
The Christmas Tree: An Evergreen Garland Filled with History, Folklore, Symbolism, Traditions, Legends and Stories
Philadelphia: Chilton Company (1960) First Edition Bowden, Charlotte Edmands 
4to Red cloth. 159pp with illustrations from photographs and drawings in black & white and color. The history and lore of the Christmas tree. Includes an extensive bibliography and a list of children's books containing stories, poems, carols and plays concerning the Christmas tree. Fine in lightly rubbed dustjacket.  
Price: 15.00 USD
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Christmas in the Woods, Frost, Frances
4 Frost, Frances
Christmas in the Woods
New York Harper & Brothers (1942) Stated First Edition Watson, Aldren A. 
16mo Illustrated boards. 28pp. This beautiful poem is illustrated with ten lithographed wash drawings in two colors, text hand set by the Golden Hind Press. A lovely little book. Small spots to ffeps else Very Good+ in Very Good dustjacket.  
Price: 25.00 USD
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Miracle in the Wilderness: A Christmas Story of Colonial America, Gallico, Paul
5 Gallico, Paul
Miracle in the Wilderness: A Christmas Story of Colonial America
New York Delacorte Press, 1975 First U.S. Edition 
12mo Cloth-backed green and white boards. 53pp. Gallico relates a Christmas story his great-grandmother told him by the fireside one Christmas Eve when he was boy. Attractive bookplate tipped onto ffep. Fine in Near Fine dustjacket. Slight pinkish tone to upper panel of jacket.  
Price: 15.00 USD
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A Tree Full of Stars, Grubb, Davis
6 Grubb, Davis
A Tree Full of Stars
New York: Scribner's (1965) Second Printing 
12mo Black cloth. 158pp. The story of the Dance family and of their Christmas tree, which refused to be taken down. Spine ends lightly rubbed, ffep neatly excised. Good in Very Good dustjacket. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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Original Art: ink and gouache illustration entitled
7 Jaxon, Su
Original Art: ink and gouache illustration entitled "Tidings of Joy"

A festive, colorful Christmas scene featuring a distinctively dressed Santa Claus and two happy children with toys, possibly a greeting card design, ca 1960's. The illustration is on light board 9-3/4"x14" with the signed image measuring 5-1/2"x11". There are notations at the bottom of the board and a small paper label with the title, artist's name and address is taped to the verso. The board is browning, the image clean and bright. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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The Santa Claus Book, Jones, E. Willis
8 Jones, E. Willis
The Santa Claus Book
New York: Walker (1976) First Edition 
4to Red boards. 127pp with over 250 illustrations, more than 80 in full color. A pictorial biography of Santa Claus over the past 1700 years as portrayed by dozens of writers, artists, and illustrators from many countries. Spine slightly cocked, inscription to ffep else Very Good. Dustjacket lightly soiled, edge worn, a little chipping to lower panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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A Wreath of Christmas Legends, McGinley, Phyllis
9 McGinley, Phyllis
A Wreath of Christmas Legends
New York: Macmillan (1967) Stated First Edition Weisgard, Leonard 
Oblong 12mo. Cloth-backed illustrated blue boards. 62pp with illustrated endpapers and Leonard Weisgard's lovely line drawings throughout the text. McGinley's poems retell 15 medieval legends of the First Christmas. Attractive bookplate to ffep else Fine in slightly darkened dustjacket. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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The Christmas That Almost Wasn't, Nash, Ogden
10 Nash, Ogden
The Christmas That Almost Wasn't
Boston: Little, Brown (1957) First Edition Nash, Linell 
8vo Silver titled green cloth. 63pp. Illustrations throughout in color and line by Linell Nash, Ogden's daughter. A crisis in Lullapat almost means no more Christmas! Attractive bookplate tipped to ffep. Near Fine in frayed and lightly chipped dustjacket.  
Price: 30.00 USD
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The Poet of Christmas Eve: A Life of Clement Clark Moore, 1779-1863, Patterson, Samuel White
11 Patterson, Samuel White
The Poet of Christmas Eve: A Life of Clement Clark Moore, 1779-1863
New York: Morehouse-Gorham (1956) First Edition 
8vo Cloth-backed boards. xii, 180pp. Color frontis and many black & white illustrations, including a three-page facsimile of Moore's handwritten copy of "A Visit From St. Nicholas." A warm and affectionate look at the author of that beloved poem of childhood which we now know as "The Night Before Christmas." Appendices include: the writings of Clement Clark Moore, a list of editions of "A Visit From St. Nicholas," a discussion of the claims for Henry Livingston, Jr. as the author of "A Visit From St. Nicholas," and a bibliography. Lower edges slightly rubbed else Very Good. Dustjacket lightly soiled and worn, tiny chip to spine head. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Les origines de la creche provencale et des santons populaires a Marseille, Ripert, Pierre
12 Ripert, Pierre
Les origines de la creche provencale et des santons populaires a Marseille
Marseille: Tacussel (1975) 
6-1/4" x 9-1/2" Illustrated wraps. 71pp with numerous black & white illustrations from photographs. Texte en francais. Near Fine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Wilton Way to Decorate for Christmas, Sullivan, Eugene T. and Marilynn C.
13 Sullivan, Eugene T. and Marilynn C.
The Wilton Way to Decorate for Christmas
Chicago: Wilton, 1976 First Edition 
8.5"x11.25" Illustrated wraps. 96pp with color illustrations throughout. Includes: Six beautiful ways to trim the tree; The glorious Christmas cake; Candy for Christmas; Marzipan, the Christmas art; Festive trims for your home; I made it myself!; Festive little treats; Plum pudding, symbol of Christmas cheer; Gingerbread treats for Christmas; Icing recipes, and Batter and baking chart. Light wear else Very Good. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Flight of the Reindeer: The True Story of Santa Claus and His Christmas Mission, Sullivan, Robert
14 Sullivan, Robert
Flight of the Reindeer: The True Story of Santa Claus and His Christmas Mission
(New York): Macmillan (1996) Second Printing Wolff, Glenn 
9.5"x11" Cloth-backed deep blue boards. 94pp with more than 100 great color illustrations photographs and drawings by Glenn Wolff. The author 'proves' the centuries old legend of Santa and The Christmas Mission with lots of intriguing 'facts'. Do reindeers really know how to fly? Fine in Very Good dustjacket with closed tear and light crease at lower flap fold. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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A Child's Christmas in Wales, Thomas, Dylan
15 Thomas, Dylan
A Child's Christmas in Wales
London: Dent (1968) First UK Edition Raskin, Ellen 
6"x4.75" Printed wraps. [32]pp. Designed by Ellen Raskin and illustrated by her with striking woodcuts. Dylan Thomas' story of his childhood Christmas is a modern classic. Corner crease and slight silverfishing to upper cover. Very Good. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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A New Mexico Christmas, Vinegar, Tom
16 Vinegar, Tom
A New Mexico Christmas
Albuquerque: Vinegar Tom Press, 1969 Second Edition 
24mo. Decorated boards. 22pp with occasional illustrations. An offset printing from the original handprinted edition. Chapters on The Folk Pageants, The Indian Dances, The Treasure Pots, Ojos and Other Decorations, Luminarias and City Celebrations. Attractive bookplate tipped to ffep, small crack at spine heel else Very Good. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Und es begab sich...Inwendige Geschichten um das Kind von Bethlehem, Waggerl, Karl Heinrich
17 Waggerl, Karl Heinrich
Und es begab sich...Inwendige Geschichten um das Kind von Bethlehem
Leipzig: St. Benno, n.d. Dombrowski, Ernst V. 
12mo. Gilt decorated blue cloth. 60pp with eleven lovely small color illustrations which appear to be from woodcuts. Text in German. Spine slightly cocked, small stain to spine heel on both jacket and cloth else Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
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The Shepherd's Reward: A Christmas Legend, Wibberley, Leonard
18 Wibberley, Leonard
The Shepherd's Reward: A Christmas Legend
New York: Ives Washburn (1963) Fisher, Thomas 
16mo Grey cloth. 32pp. Illustrations from line drawings by Thomas Fisher. The story of the Nativity in verse. A shepherd lends his cave to Mary and Joseph for the birth of their Child and is rewarded for his kindness. Near Fine in dustjacket with a few faint pencil marks and small spot to upper panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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