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  • MR. TIMOTHY. by Bayard, Louis.
    Bayard, Louis.
    MR. TIMOTHY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2003) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Historical suspense novel set in 1860s London during the Christmas season. Tiny Tim is grown now, and he has just buried his father. "He's also struggling to bury his past as a cripple and shed his financial ties to his benevolent 'Uncle' Ebenezer by losing himself in the thick of London's underbelly. He boards at a brothel in exchange for teaching the mistress how to read and spends his nights dredging the Thames for dead bodies and the treasures in their pockets. Timothy's life takes a sharp turn when he discovers the bodies of two dead girls, each seared with the same cruel brand on the upper arm." SIGNED on the title page. 384 pp. ISBN: 0-060534214.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83065
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  • AFRICAN-AMERICAN HOLIDAY TRADITIONS: Celebrating With Passion, Style, and Grace. by Broussard, Antoinette.
    Broussard, Antoinette.
    AFRICAN-AMERICAN HOLIDAY TRADITIONS: Celebrating With Passion, Style, and Grace.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Kensington, (2000). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Covers Christmas, Kwanzaa, Ramadan, New Year's, Mardi Gras as well as birthdays and family get-togethers, with contributions of memories or recipes from more than 50 African-American women, including Myrna Williams, Patricia Russell McCloud, Mrs. Denzel Washington, Myrlie Evers-Williams, Synthia Saint James and many others. SIGNED on the title page. Illustrated with both full color and black and white photographs. List of resources, bibliography and index. Square format. 244 pp. ISBN: 1-55972532X.

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

    Book ID: 71884
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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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  • Chambers, Maria Cristina (illus by Janice Holland.)
    THE THREE KINGS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Oxford University Press, 1946. dj. Hardcover first edition - A charming story in an appealing small volume, illustrated in both color and black & white by Janice Holland. Set in a small village in Spain, where for 5 years, the Kings had not come on January 6th, bearing gifts for the boys and girls - now that the war is over, the kings should come again - but who can afford the horses for them to ride?

    Condition: Very good (some staining to edges of boards) in a sunned and somewhat worn dj.

    Book ID: 11865
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  • ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT. by Clark, Mary Higgins.
    Clark, Mary Higgins.
    ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1998.) dj. Hardcover first edition - 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: 82982
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  • Coles, Robert.
    RUMORS OF SEPARATE WORLDS: Poems.

    Edition: First printing.

    Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1989. dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of poems by this Pulitzer prize winner writer and noted child psychologist. Included is a section inspired by the crayon drawings of 6 year old Ruby Bridges, the little girl who had to be escorted by federal marshalls when she was one of the first to integrate the public schools in New Orleans in the 1960's (two of her drawings are reproduced) and another section of Christmas poems. ISBN: 0-87745-258x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 26895
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  • A STILLNESS IN BETHLEHEM. by Haddam, Jane (pseudonym of Orania Papazoglou).
    Haddam, Jane (pseudonym of Orania Papazoglou).
    A STILLNESS IN BETHLEHEM.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (1992) dj. Hardcover first edition - A Gregor Demarkian Holiday Mystery, set in the small Vermont town of Bethlehem. Also features best-selling author Bennis Hannaford. 289 pp. ISBN: 0-553-090240.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 60334
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  • Haddam, Jane (pseudonym of Orania Papazoglou).
    A STILLNESS IN BETHLEHEM.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, 1992. dj. Hardcover first edition - A Gregor Demarkian Holiday Mystery, set in the small Vermont town of Bethlehem. ISBN: 0-553-090240.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 24421
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  • THE SHORTEST DAY: MURDER AT THE REVELS. by Langton, Jane.
    Langton, Jane.
    THE SHORTEST DAY: MURDER AT THE REVELS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, (1995). Hardcover first edition - The eleventh suspense novel featuring Homer Kelly, Thoreau scholar, professor of American literature and ex-lieutenant detective for Middlesex County. It is Christmas in Cambridge, time for the annual revels. Illustrated by the author with line drawings.Author's afterword. 262 pp. ISBN: 0-670847100.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 81229
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  • MY REMARKABLE UNCLE and Other Sketches. by Leacock, Stephen.
    Leacock, Stephen.
    MY REMARKABLE UNCLE and Other Sketches.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Dodd, Mead, 1942. dj. Hardcover first edition - Includes sections on family memories, literary studies, sporting, Christmas, humor and more. Review copy with publisher's slip tipped in. 313 pp.

    Condition: Good only in red cloth with gilt lettering on spine, embossed lettering on front cover, no dj (possibly as issued for this review copy) - discoloration from dampness to edges of boards and some bleeding onto endpapers, otherwise tight and clean contents.

    Book ID: 41655
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  • TIED UP IN TINSEL. by Marsh, Ngaio (1895 - 1982)
    Marsh, Ngaio (1895 - 1982)
    TIED UP IN TINSEL.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (1972) dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery set at an English country house at Christmas, a classic novel by this New Zealand-born author who was considered (along with Agatha Christie, Margery Allingham and Dorothy L. Sayers) one of the four "Queens of Crime" during the Golden Age of Detective Fiction Features Superintendent Roderick Alleyn and his wife Troy. 259 pp. Dust jacket by Alexander Farquarson. ISBN: 0-316546712.

    Condition: Good only in a fair dust jacket (spine slant, chipping, edgewear and rubbing to the dj).

    Book ID: 76169
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  • MONEY, MONEY, MONEY. by McBain, Ed.
    McBain, Ed.
    MONEY, MONEY, MONEY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2001.) dj. Hardcover first edition - An 87th Precinct Mystery. It is Christmas in New York, but no one is interested in giving - 269 pp. ISBN: 0-7432-02694.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 32849
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  • MONEY, MONEY, MONEY. by McBain, Ed.
    McBain, Ed.
    MONEY, MONEY, MONEY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2001.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An 87th Precinct Mystery. It is Christmas in New York, but no one is interested in giving. SIGNED on the title page. 269 pp. ISBN: 0-7432-02694.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81567
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  • Miss Read [Dora Saint], illustrated by John. S. Goodall.
    NO HOLLY FOR MISS QUINN.

    Edition: Family Bookshelf edition.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1976. dj. Hardcover - A novel set in Fairacre, illustrated with drawings by J.S. Goodall From the dj flap: "Miss Quinn was a highly efficient secretary ..She was completely unsentimental and had planned to spend her Christmas exactly as she wanted it, without fuss or family. But before the great day, her brother rang his wife had been rushed to the hospital, and could she come and cope with the children..Her few days of enforced domesticity gave her much to think about .." 148 pp. ISBN: 0-395247683.

    Condition: Very good+ in a good dust jacket. (light edgewear to dj)

    Book ID: 36625
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  • RADA: A Drama of War in One Act. by Noyes, Alfred (1880-1958)
    Noyes, Alfred (1880-1958)
    RADA: A Drama of War in One Act.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, (1914.). Hardcover first edition - Set in a village in the Balkans on Christmas Eve. Frontispiece with tissue guard. 31 pp

    Condition: Near fine in original olive green cloth with gilt titling (bookplate).

    Book ID: 57686
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  • Palacios, Agentina.
    A CHRISTMAS SURPRISE FOR CHABELITA.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: BridgeWater Books (1993.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Set in the author's native country of Panama, this is the story of a young girl who memorizes her mother's favorite poem - 'Caperucita Roja' by Gabriela Mistral - for her school's Christmas pageant. Illustrated with bright colorful paintings by Lori Lohstoeter. Unpaginated, oblong format. ISBN: 0-816731314.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 33740
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  • BETWEEN US AND ABUELA: A Family Story from the Border. by Perkins, Mitali. Sara Palacios, illustrator.
    Perkins, Mitali. Sara Palacios, illustrator.
    BETWEEN US AND ABUELA: A Family Story from the Border.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2019) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "It's almost time for Christmas, and Maria is travelling with her mother and younger brother, Juan, to visit their grandmother on the border of California and Mexico for La Posada sin Fonteras. For the few minutes they can share together along the fence, Maria and her brother plan to exchange stories and Christmas presents with the grandmother they haven't seen in years. But when Juan's present iis too big to fit through the slats in the fence, Maria has a brilliant idea. She makes it into a kite that soars over the top of the iron bars." SIGNED on the title page by Mitali Perkins. Illustrated by Sara Palacios. Author's note. Oblong format. Unpaginated. ISBN: 978-0374303730.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77442
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  • BETWEEN US AND ABUELA: A Family Story from the Border. by Perkins, Mitali. Sara Palacios, illustrator.
    Perkins, Mitali. Sara Palacios, illustrator.
    BETWEEN US AND ABUELA: A Family Story from the Border.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2019) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "It's almost time for Christmas, and Maria is travelling with her mother and younger brother, Juan, to visit their grandmother on the border of California and Mexico for La Posada sin Fonteras. For the few minutes they can share together along the fence, Maria and her brother plan to exchange stories and Christmas presents with the grandmother they haven't seen in years. But when Juan's present iis too big to fit through the slats in the fence, Maria has a brilliant idea. She makes it into a kite that soars over the top of the iron bars." SIGNED on the title page by BOTH the author…

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    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2019) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "It's almost time for Christmas, and Maria is travelling with her mother and younger brother, Juan, to visit their grandmother on the border of California and Mexico for La Posada sin Fonteras. For the few minutes they can share together along the fence, Maria and her brother plan to exchange stories and Christmas presents with the grandmother they haven't seen in years. But when Juan's present iis too big to fit through the slats in the fence, Maria has a brilliant idea. She makes it into a kite that soars over the top of the iron bars." SIGNED on the title page by BOTH the author and illustrator, and dated in the year of publication. Illustrated by Sara Palacios. Author's note. Oblong format. Unpaginated. ISBN: 978-0374303730.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81000
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  • Say, Allen.
    TREES OF CRANES.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1991. dj. Hardcover first edition - A young boy in Japan experiences his first Christmas when his mother, homesick for the California where she was born, brings in a small tree and decorates it with silver cranes and candles. Beautifully illustrated with glowing full color paintings by this Caldecott winning artist. ISBN: 0-395-52024x.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 21048
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