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  • POINSETTIAS: The December Flower - Myth and Legend - History and Botanical Fact. by Anderson, Christine and Terry Tischer.
    Anderson, Christine and Terry Tischer.
    POINSETTIAS: The December Flower - Myth and Legend - History and Botanical Fact.

    Edition: First printing.

    Tiburon, CA: Waters Edge Press, (1997). Hardcover first edition - Illustrated throughout in full color.Everything imaginable about this plant, from his history in Aztec days to how it became a symbol of Christmas and how to care fro the plants. Bibliography, index. Square format, 63 pp. ISBN: 0-965622495.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated boards.

    Book ID: 62131
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  • AMAZING PEACE: A Christmas Poem. by Angelou, Maya; illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher.
    Angelou, Maya; illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher.
    AMAZING PEACE: A Christmas Poem.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Schwartz & Wade Books (2008) dj. First edition - A poem first read by Maya Angelou at the White House Christmas tree lighting ceremony in 2005 - "it is Christmas time, a halting of hate time" - illustrated with beautiful full color illustrations, each spreading over a page and a half, by Johnson and Fancher. Oblong format. Unpaginated.

    Condition: Fine in plain white wrappers in a fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 68767
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  • SECRET SANTA. by Atkins, Ace
    Atkins, Ace
    SECRET SANTA.

    Edition: First printing, a slim chapbook.

    New York: Mysterious Bookshop, 2015. SIGNED first edition - An original short story, one of a series commissioned by the bookshop as a holiday gift - each is set during the Christmas season and at least partially takes place in the bookshop. SIGNED on the title page. Unpaginated (24 pp)

    Condition: Fine in stapled illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 81012
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  • A JANE AUSTEN CHRISTMAS: Celebrating the Season of Romance, Ribbons and MistletoE. by [Austen, Jane] DeVito, Carlo.
    [Austen, Jane] DeVito, Carlo.
    A JANE AUSTEN CHRISTMAS: Celebrating the Season of Romance, Ribbons and MistletoE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Kennebunkport, ME: Cider Mill Press, (2015) dj. Hardcover first edition - As the introduction comments, Christmas is mentioned in each of Austen's novels - this delightful small book gives an insight into her life by focusing on the Christmases between 1786-1815. Illustrated. Selected bibliography. Decorative red endpapers. 192 pp. What could be better as a gift for an Austen lover?. ISBN: 978-1604335910.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 65312
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  • THE STAR. by Barre, Richard; foreword by Michael Connelly.
    Barre, Richard; foreword by Michael Connelly.
    THE STAR.

    Edition: First printing.

    Santa Barbara: Capra Press, (2002). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A short story of suspense, a Christmas story, published in an edition of only 1000 copies. Foreword by Michael Connelly. Frontispiece. SIGNED by Barre on the title page. 43 pp. Cover design and photograph by Frank Goad. ISBN: 1592660088.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated boards.

    Book ID: 80743
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  • BETHANY. by Barre, Richard; foreword by Robert Crais.
    Barre, Richard; foreword by Robert Crais.
    BETHANY.

    Edition: First printing.

    Santa Barbara: Capra Press, (2003). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Second in this series of short suspense stories, a Christmas story, published in an edition of only 2000 copies. Foreword by Robert Crais. Frontispiece. SIGNED by Barre on the title page. 51 pp. plus colophon. Cover design and photograph by Frank Goad. ISBN: 159266038X.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated boards.

    Book ID: 80744
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  • THE STAR, BETHANY, WIND ON THE RIVER (set of three books) by Barre, Richard; forewords Michael Connelly, Robert Crais and Harlen Coben.
    Barre, Richard; forewords Michael Connelly, Robert Crais and Harlen Coben.
    THE STAR, BETHANY, WIND ON THE RIVER (set of three books)

    Edition: First printings.

    Santa Barbara: Capra Press, (2002, 2003, 2004). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Three books in this series of short suspense stories, each a Christmas story. The first book in the series, The Star, was issued in an edition of only 1000 copies with a foreword by Michael Connelly. Bethany was issued in a limited edition of only 2000 copies with a foreword by Robert Crais. The third book, Wind on the River, is both a Christmas story, a Western story, published in an edition of only 3000 copies with a foreword by Harlan Coben. Each book includes a frontispiece and each is SIGNED by Barre on the title page. Cover designs and photographs by Frank Goad. ISBN: 159266038X.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated boards.

    Book ID: 80964
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  • THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF SANTA CLAUS. by Baum, Frank L.
    Baum, Frank L.
    THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF SANTA CLAUS.

    Edition: First thus.

    New York: Greenwich House / Crown Publishers. (1993). Hardcover - Originally published in 1902, this fantasy tells how Santa Claus was once a human foundling adopted by woodland fairies, who grew up surrounded by elves, but as he discovers the world of human beings, he is moved by the children he sees, and decides that his mission in life will be to bring joy to mortal children by making and distributing toys. Divided into his Youth, Manhood and Old Age. Facsimile edition with some of the original black-and-white illustrations by Mary Cowles Clark. Includes a new foreword by Naomi Kleinberg. xi, 206 pp. ISBN: 0-517420627.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (bit of foxing to top edge of textblock)

    Book ID: 76696
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  • LOVE, SANTA. by Brockenbrough, Martha, illustrated by Lee White.
    Brockenbrough, Martha, illustrated by Lee White.
    LOVE, SANTA.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Arthur A. Levine Books / Scholastic, (2017). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book for "those who are ready to share the beautiful truth" about Santa Claus. "In a series of letters, a young girl writes to Santa to ask about the North Pole, Mrs. Claus, and of course, Christmas goodies. Year after year, Santa writes back, and a heartwarming relationship develops, until one year, the girl writes to her mother instead: Mom, are you Santa?" Illustrated in full color by Lee White. Several of the letters are removable from the envelopes on the pages. SIGNED on the title page by the author. Large format, unpaginated. ISBN: 978-0545700306.

    Condition: Fine in white illustrated boards with a green foil wraparound band.

    Book ID: 73670
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  • Brown, Ruth.
    THE SHY LITTLE ANGEL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York Dutton, (1998.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A charming Christmas story, with a delightful surprise, Illustrated by the author in beautifully detailed paintins in striking hues, the paintings have a sense of glowing light. This is a beautiful children's book. ISBN: 0-525-460799.

    Condition: Near fine in fine dust jacket.( gift note on copyright page.)

    Book ID: 28489
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  • Clark, Mary Higgins.
    ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1998.) dj. A story of suspense, set during the Christmas season, and featuring Alvirah, the lottery winner turned amateur sleuth, and her husband, Willy. 170 pp. ISBN: 0-684-857839.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 46609
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  • DECK THE HALLS. by Clark, Mary Higgins and Carol Higgins Clark.
    Clark, Mary Higgins and Carol Higgins Clark.
    DECK THE HALLS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first collaboration between this mother and daughter team. SIGNED on the title page by both authors. 202 pp. ISBN: 0-7432-12002.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 53036
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  • EVERETT ANDERSON'S CHRISTMAS COMING by Clifton, Lucille (illustrations by Evaline Ness)
    Clifton, Lucille (illustrations by Evaline Ness)
    EVERETT ANDERSON'S CHRISTMAS COMING

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1971.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Illustrated in three color drawings by Ness. Oblong format. Unpaginated. ISBN: 0-03-0802199.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings and missing front endpaper, but overall good condition in a very good unmarked dust jacket.

    Book ID: 42801
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  • EVERETT ANDERSON'S CHRISTMAS COMING by Clifton, Lucille (illustrations by Jan Spivey Gilchrist)
    Clifton, Lucille (illustrations by Jan Spivey Gilchrist)
    EVERETT ANDERSON'S CHRISTMAS COMING

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (1991.) dj. Originally published in 1971, this edition features new illustrations by Gilchrist. ISBN: 0-8050-15493.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket (as new)

    Book ID: 9589
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  • Clifton, Lucille (illustrations by Jan Spivey Gilchrist)
    EVERETT ANDERSON'S CHRISTMAS COMING

    Edition: First printing in wrappers, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    New York: Henry Holt, 1991. Originally published in 1971, this edition features new illustrations by Gilchrist.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 5373
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  • SANTA'S GIFT: True Stories of Courage, Humor, Hope and Love. by Comment, Jeffrey W.; reflections by Sir Elton John, Warren Buffett and more.
    Comment, Jeffrey W.; reflections by Sir Elton John, Warren Buffett and more.
    SANTA'S GIFT: True Stories of Courage, Humor, Hope and Love.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Wiley, (2002) dj. Hardcover first edition - "After dressing up as Santa at a local charity's holiday party, Helzberg Diamonds CEO Jeffrey Comment was inspired to take his Santa impersonation on the road" and in this book he shares his experiences with these children. Each section also includes reflections from corporate and philanthropic leaders such as Warren Buffett, Norman, Lear, Sir Elton John, and many others, all of whom discuss the rewards of giving. Illustrated in full color with photographs and drawings by the children. List of resources. Small square format. xv, 207 pp. ISBN: 0-471225150.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 73270
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  • Cooley, Regina Francoise (illustrated by Hans Henrik Hansen.)
    THE MAGIC CHRISTMAS PONY.

    Edition: First printing.

    Bellingham, WA: Capstone Publishing, 1991. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Story of a carousel pony which comes to life and transports two children to the land of dragons and to the Forbidden City of ancient China. Richly illustrated in full-color by Hansen, including one two page spread. INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper "to... with much love, may all your dreams come true' and dated Christmas 1993. Winner of the Children's Book Award for the Northwest Center of the Arts. ISBN: 1-880450-046.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (gold award sticker on front of dj.)

    Book ID: 20639
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  • Davis, Patricia.
    A MIDNIGHT CAROL: A Novel of How Charles Dickens Saved Christmas.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: St Martin's, 1999. SIGNED - A delightful story, at least partly based on facts, about the writing of 'A Christmas Carol' by Dickens. Author's first novel.

    Condition: INSCRIBED by the author on the title page.

    Book ID: 23746
    Keywords: Christmas books
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  • Dickens, Charles (illustrated by Michael McCurdy.)
    A CHRISTMAS CAROL.

    Edition: First printing.

    Minneapolis: Redpath Press, 1987. A title in the Perfect Present series - an uncommon presentation of this classic Dicken's story, illustrated with woodcuts, some full-page, by Michael McCurdy. Not the full text of the story: this is adapted from a version which appeared in 1923 in a book called 'Christmas Tales for Reading Aloud.' 32 pages. ISBN: 1-55628-0246.

    Condition: Plastic bag slightly dusty, all other items as new. Scarce in mint condition with all of the materials, including the decorated envelope and the promotional sheet, present.

    Book ID: 21644
    Keywords: Christmas books
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  • WHEN SANTA FELL TO EARTH . by Funke, Cornelia.
    Funke, Cornelia.
    WHEN SANTA FELL TO EARTH .

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: ChickenHouse / Scholastic, (2006.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Early story by the author of "The Thief Lord" and "Inkheart," originally published in Germany in 1994, translated by Oliver G. Latch and illustrated with numerous black and white drawings by Paul Howard. SIGNED on the left title page. Illustrated endpapers. 167 pp. ISBN: 0-439-78204x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 43861
    Keywords: Christmas books
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  • THE CAROLERS. by Guback, Georgia.
    Guback, Georgia.
    THE CAROLERS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Greenwillow Books, (1992.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The colorful illustrations - made from cut paper collages - follow the carolers as they go from house - while along the bottom of every page appears the words and music to the traditional Christmas carols they are singing. Square format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-688097731.

    Condition: Ex-library with relatively fewl markings, and overall tight and clean in a near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 62098
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  • Hoffman, E. T. A. (illustrated by Roberto Innocenti)
    NUTCRACKER

    Edition: First thus.

    New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1996. dj. Hardcover first edition - A beautifully designed (by Rita Marshall) and illustrated version of this classic. The text is based on the 1886 translation by Ewing. Large format (11 1/2" by 10 1/4"), 136 pages, glossy stock throughout. ISBN: 0-15-1002274.

    Condition: Very near fine in pale green cloth in a very good dust jacket (some creasing to lower corner of dj, and a little crinkling to the edges.)

    Book ID: 36140
    Keywords: Christmas books
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  • POP-UP MERRY CHRISTMAS. by Huang, Benrei, illustrator.
    Huang, Benrei, illustrator.
    POP-UP MERRY CHRISTMAS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1992). Hardcover first edition - A small hardcover with six holiday scenes - five with pop ups and one with a flap. Measures just 4 3/4 by 5 3/4 inches. ISBN: 0-44840253X.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated boards.

    Book ID: 80222
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  • THE CHRISTMAS FLOWER. by Jackson, Joseph Henry.
    Jackson, Joseph Henry.
    THE CHRISTMAS FLOWER.

    Edition: First edition (stated)

    New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, (1951) dj. Hardcover first edition - Story based on the Mexican legend about the poinsettia, illustrated with red vignettes and full page woodcuts by Tom Lea in a small gift book format. 31 pp. Green and white illustrated endpapers.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated boards in very good dust jacket (some toning to the dj and a short closed tear, original price of 1.00 still present).

    Book ID: 80171
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  • THE CHRISTMAS FLOWER. by Jackson, Joseph Henry.
    Jackson, Joseph Henry.
    THE CHRISTMAS FLOWER.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, (1951) dj. Hardcover - Story based on the Mexican legend about the poinsettia, illustrated with red vignettes and full page woodcuts by Tom Lea in a small gift book format. 31 pp. Green and white illustrated endpapers.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated boards in very good dust jacket (some toning to the dj and a short closed tear, original price of 1.00 still present).

    Book ID: 80172
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  • THE DAWN AT SHANTY BAY. by Knowles, Robert E. (1868-1946)
    Knowles, Robert E. (1868-1946)
    THE DAWN AT SHANTY BAY.

    Edition: Hardcover.

    New York: Fleming H Revell Company [1907.]. Hardcover - A Christmas story by this Canadian clergyman and novelist, set at Shanty Bay, a lumber camp in Northern Ontario. Decorative borders on every page, in light green, and illustrated endpapers. Vignettes and tailpieces at each chapter beginning and end. 156 pp.

    Condition: Good only in green cloth with gilt and pink illustration of a cabin in the woods buried in snow (missing frontispiece and title page, but otherwise a tight copy, and quite attractive both in the binding and internally.)

    Book ID: 39508
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  • ROBOT SANTA: The Further Adventures of Santa's Twin. by Koontz, Dean (illustrated by Phil Parks)
    Koontz, Dean (illustrated by Phil Parks)
    ROBOT SANTA: The Further Adventures of Santa's Twin.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2004) dj. Hardcover first edition - Written in rollicking verse, reminiscent of 'The Night Before Christmas' this is the story of a badly malfunctioning robot Santa Claus. For the children in all of us - illustrated in full color by Phil Parks. Oblong format. ISBN: 0-060509430.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (top edge of dj lightly crinkled)

    Book ID: 66923
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  • HECTOR AND PRUDENCE ALL ABOARD! by Koscielniak, Bruce.
    Koscielniak, Bruce.
    HECTOR AND PRUDENCE ALL ABOARD!

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, (1990.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author/illustrator's second book. Hector and Prudence and the piglets take a magical ride on the train set up on the floor as a Christmas gift. INSCRIBED by the author opposite the title page. Large format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-679-804862.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 56643
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  • DECK THE HALL: A Traditional Carol. by Long, Sylvia, illustrator.
    Long, Sylvia, illustrator.
    DECK THE HALL: A Traditional Carol.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: Chronicle Books, (2000.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - All the pleasures of the holiday charmingly depicted in Long's brilliant color paintings. SIGNED by Long on the title page with the words "Fa la la" and a small drawing of spectacles. Square format, bound in red glossy illustrated boards, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-8118-28212.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 46426
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  • MIRACLE ON 49TH STREET. by Lupica, Mike.
    Lupica, Mike.
    MIRACLE ON 49TH STREET.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Philomel Books, (2006) dj. Hardcover first edition - A holiday novel and a sports story - "Josh Cameron has it all: a World Championship ring with the Boston Celtics, an MVP award, a clean-cut image, and the adoration of millions. What he doesn't have is family. Until the day 12-year-old smartaleck Molly Parker confronts him in a parking lot and claims to be his daughter." 246 pp. ISBN: 0-399244883.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78815
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