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  • The New-York Book Of PoetryThe New-York Book Of PoetryRoll over Image to expandThe New-York Book Of Poetry (the first formal appearance, in book form, of Clement Moore's poem: A Visit From St. Nicholas) by Moore, Clement C. and Various Authors (Editor not stated, . New York: George Dearborn, 1837. First Edition. Very good in the publisher's original blind stamped and gilt decorated, green cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and a gilt decoration on the front board and all edges of the text block gilt. An octavo measuring 8 3/4" by 5 1/4" with a dampness stain across the upper margins of the text block none of which impacts on the print. There is also an early gift inscription at the top edge of the title page with a date of December 25, 1837. The cloth on the spine is beginning to split at the upper three inches of the joint. Despite that issue the binding remains strong and tight. The cloth at the heel of the spine and at the lower tips of the boards showns wear and has worn through in small areas. An anthology of 53 New York poets. This is the first formal appearance, in book form, of Clement Moore's poem: A Visit From St. Nicholas. 253 pages of text illustrated with an engraved title page. Page 215/216 contains Clement C. Moore's poem, From A Father To His Children, After Having Had His Portrait Taken For Them. And, pages 217/218 and 219 contain Moore's more famous poem: A Visit From St. Nicholas. An extremely scarce title in any condition. (BAL 14347; Mitchell, 18)
    TB26987  $1100.00



  • 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



  • 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



  • 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



  • 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 professionally newly sewn binding. A quarto measuring 12 by 10 inches with rubbing and wear to the spine edge of the covers and reinforcement to reattach the rear cover. The lower fore corner of the front cover and the rear cover show a 1/2 inch and 1 inch chips respectively. 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)
    TB30990  $400.00



  • 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



  • 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



  • The Night Before ChristmasThe Night Before ChristmasRoll over Image to expandThe Night Before Christmas by Moore, Clement C., Illustrator not identified. London: Raphael Tuck & Sons, {1898}. First Edition. Very good+ in heavy printed paper wraps over a stapled binding. A small quarto of 10 7/8 by 8 5/8 inches with several small chips to the fold of the spine, and a very faint T shaped dampness stain centered in the folds and across the interior tops of the pages. Unpaginated containing 14 pages 10 of which are illustrated with sepia drawings and 4 plates of chromolithographs. Volume number 1744 of the Father Tuck's Nursery Tales series. Clement Moore's name appears at the end of the text. (Marshall, 129)
    TB30983  $200.00



  • 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



  • The Night Before ChristmasThe Night Before ChristmasRoll over Image to expandThe Night Before Christmas by [Moore, Clement C.], and illustrated by Frances Brundage. Akron, Ohio: The Saalfield Pub. Co., 1928. Possibly a second printing. Very good in linen self-wrapers over a double stapled binding. A quarto measuring 12 by 10 inches with some light soiling to the covers and minor fraying of the linen pages at the fore edges. Unpaginated, but containing 14 printed pages. Illustrated throughout with color lithographs by Frances Brundage. The front panel is identified as Publisher's No. 52. Quite uncommon. Not listed in Marshall.
    TB28715  $200.00



  • 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



  • Twas the Night Before ChristmasTwas the Night Before ChristmasRoll over Image to expand'Twas the Night Before Christmas by [Moore, Clement, C.], with illustrations by Keith Ward. Racine, Wis.: Whitman Publishing Co., 1939. . Good in heavy, illustrated wraps over a stapled binding. A large quarto of 12 7/8 by 9 1/2 inches with a one inch deep chip from the upper fore corner of the front cover with rubbing and wear around the edges of the front and rear covers. Without a dust jacket. In the lower left corner of the front cover the publication number of 870 appears. Unpaginated, but containing 22 pages counting the insides of the covers. Illustrated with color lithographs on each page by Keith Ward. Not listed in Marshall.
    TB31036  $100.00



  • 'Twas the Night Before Christmas by Moore, Clement C., illustrated by Milo Winter. Chicago: Merrill Publishing Co., 1939. . Near fine in pictorial, printed, cloth like heavy paper wraps over a stapled binding. A quarto of 12 3/4 by 9 3/4 inches with only very slight rubbing to the ends of the spine for the cover. Without a dust jacket as issued. The publisher's catalog number is 3421. 14 pages counting the inside of the covers of text and color illustrations by Milo Winter (Marshall, 351)
    TB31047  $75.00



  • 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



  • '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



  • A-Wishing WellA-Wishing WellRoll over Image to expandA-Wishing Well by Frost, Robert, with an engraving by Thomas W. Nason. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1959. First Edition. Fine in printed wove paper wraps with a staple binding with some mild rusting of the two staples. This is a single poem issued as a Christmas greeting in a pamphlet form. Thomas W. Nason provided the wood engravings within this publication. A 24mo measuring 5 3/4" tall by 3 7/8" deep containing 8 leaves. (Crane B31)
    TB30975  $20.00



  • The Night Before ChristmasThe Night Before ChristmasRoll over Image to expandThe Night Before Christmas by [Moore, Clement, C.], illustrated by [George Trimmer]. Chicago: Merrill Company Publishers, c1961. . Very good+ in printed and illustrated self wraps over a stapled binding. A quarto of 12 3/4 by 9 1/4 inches with rubbing and light wear to the spine of the covers and also light rubbing to the fore edge of the front cover. There is at the upper fore corner of the front cover what is left 11 pages counting the inside of the covers and the verso of the rear cover. Each page is printed and illustrated with full color lithographic images. From Marshall's bibliiography: The Night Before Christmas, we learn that although this copy does not identify the artist that he is George Trimmer. This is a reprint of Merrill Company's edition of 1949. (Marshall, 541)
    TB31046  $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



  • 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 very 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 with red flocking on Santa's suit and hat on the front cover. 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.
    TB30359  $10.00



  • 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



  • Christmas StoriesChristmas StoriesRoll over Image to expandChristmas Stories by Dickens, Charles, . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1989. The Oxford Illustrated Dickens. Fine in light brown cloth covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine. A 12mo measuring 7 1/4 by 4 5/8 inches. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. 758 pages of text and with 13 illustrations by various artists. A collection of 21 short Christmas stories. One of the volumes in the publisher's collection of 21 Dicken's works.
    TB31306  $15.00



  • The Night Before ChristmasThe Night Before ChristmasRoll over Image to expandThe Night Before Christmas by Moore, Clement C., Bruce Whatley. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1999. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in 1/4 red paper and blue paper covered boards with gilt text on the spine and a decorative gilt border on the front board. A oblong small quarto of 10 by 10 7/8 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket with the price on the rear panel. Unpaginated. Illustrated with full color images on each page by Bruce Whatley.
    TB31033  $40.00



  • 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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