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Clement C. MooreThe Night Before ChristmasWestern Publishing Company, Inc.Racine, Wisconsin1969
Clement C. MooreThe Night Before ChristmasWestern Publishing Company, Inc.Racine, Wisconsin1969
Price: $20.00

Illustrated applied cover, "tell a tale books" illustrated by Florence Sarah Winship. The story of Santa Claus visiting on Christmas Eve. Beautifully illustrated in full color. 6 1/2" x 5 1/2". some wear on cover
George BudayThe Story of the Christmas CardOdhams Press LimitedLondon
George BudayThe Story of the Christmas CardOdhams Press LimitedLondon
Price: $20.00

44 pp. Color applied printed cover, frontispiece, images of cards both color and black and white. The story of the Christmas card, when and why they were created along with many examples. Some images are copied from Great Britain's Royal family collection. There is a strong focus on Victorian cards. 7 1/2" x 5"
Thornton Burgess. A Little Bunny Story of Peter Rabbit with Easter Greetings, Rust Craft, c1920s. Rust Craft.Boston, MA.c1920s
Thornton Burgess. A Little Bunny Story of Peter Rabbit with Easter Greetings, Rust Craft, c1920s. Rust Craft.Boston, MA.c1920s
Price: $40.00

A charming Easter greeting cards showing the Easter Bunny "Just busy as a bee, Bringing lots of Easter wishes, And this story book from me." The Easter Bunny is holding the book entitled "Peter Rabbit has Hardwork to Believe his Eyes," by Thornton W Burgess. The little book tells the story of an adventure Peter Rabbit has in the woods, and what he sees there he can hardly believe! The tiny book is 12pp, and in addition to the vibrantly illustrated cover, there are three (3) other illustrations, two (2)  in color and one (1) in black and white. The back of the card has 10EC484 printed on it. Measures 5 1/2" x 3 1/2" . Minor edge wear. "Nana" has been written on the front. There is some glue staining on the back of the card as it was most likely pasted into an album at one point. Otherwise fine.
Christmas Activity Book
Christmas Activity Book
Price: $45.00

A vibrantly colored unpaginated chidren's Christmas activity book complients of N. Snellenburg & Co. and Santa Claus...Printed on pulp or short fiber paper. Six (6) color pages, remainder black and white line drawings.s Begins with verse A Visit to Toyland by Maud Wood Henry, followed by story presented in the form of connect the dots, illustrations of Children of Many Lands, Christmas Eve by Emily Linslev, nursery stories Dear Santa Claus by Bessie M. Guigon, a Do-Somehting family sotry by Ruth Morton, Her Christmas Stockings by Lena B. Ellingwood, etc. It concludes with a Christmas Wishes rebus by Isla Paschal Richardson on inside back cover.  Illustration of Santa Claus holding exterior of N. Sneelenburg & Co exterior, captioned "My headquarters". Meausres 8" x 11".
Our Holidays
Our Holidays
Price: $55.00

6 leaves with applied cutout puzzle pieces. Pictorial wraps 9 1/4" x 10 1/2".. Instructions on inside cover. Depicts busy midway with vendors and acts, farm life, the seashore, the zoo,the flower mart and the train station.  Back inside cover promotes other books in the series. Outer cover promotes the Warne's Nursery Literature books.
 Christmas Menu with Brown Coat Santa Claus on Cover. .Seymour House, Ogdensburg NY (?).360
Christmas Menu with Brown Coat Santa Claus on Cover. .Seymour House, Ogdensburg NY (?).360
Price: $65.00

A 7" x 5 1/2" heavy stock cover and single-fold menu card.  Silk fringe tie binding. The cover decoration features a Santa Claus wearing a brown suit.  Holly and deeply embossed gilt A Merry Christmas in the background. The title page has a deeply embossed gold stocking with a holly background. Extensive fare ranges from Blue Pints on Half Shell to Imperial Punch, Canvas Back Duck Maryland Style, Broiled Quail on Toast and much more. There is a pencil check mark adjacent most of the menu items; presumably those consumed by the diner.  The date has also been changed from  Dec 25, 1900 to Dec 30..
John Henry Bartlett II Blue Skies for Christmas. .Weston, MA.14580
John Henry Bartlett II Blue Skies for Christmas. .Weston, MA.14580
Price: $65.00

A Christmas poem written by John Henry Bartlett, an eleven year old boy. According to the Note printed on the back the poem was printed by his parents, so that it could be read on Christmas morning. The front cover has a silhouette of Santa in his sleigh, being pulled through the sky by reindeer with the moon in the background. Below is a section of the poem: "Grandchildren all, like Faith and John, In child-life worlds now dwell, Still trusting us to learn upon, So woes we'll not foretell. Instead we'll talk of dolls and skates, And pleasant Christmas things, Of games of ball, of school play-mates, All  vacation brings. We'll banish thoughts of strife and war, Forget out debts to pay, In short forget all things that mar A perfect Christmas day." Single fold booklet, printed on blue paper with white text. Measures 6 1/4"  x 3 3/4" (folded), 7 1/2" x 6 1/4" (unfolded).. John Henry Bartlett II was born on May 26, 1928 in Boston, MA to Calvin Page Bartlett (1901-1976), a lawyer, and Blanche Bartlett nee Cameron (1904-?). He had one sister Faith Bartlett  Hickok (1931-2001). He attended Marlboro College in Vermont, and served in the Korean War. He died of cancer on July 21, 1992. At the time of his death he was a Vice President for investments for Dean Witter Reynolds.
Ivy L. Wallace Pookie believes in Santa Claus. light wear on cover edges, slight loosening of binding, small amount of foxing beginning on some pages but intact pages with no tears. 1954
Ivy L. Wallace Pookie believes in Santa Claus. light wear on cover edges, slight loosening of binding, small amount of foxing beginning on some pages but intact pages with no tears. 1954
Price: $75.00

22 unnumbered pp. color illustrated hard cover. Beautiful detailed color and black and white illustrations by author. Pookie the rabbit with wings sees Santa Claus and his dilemma trying to convince his friends. Part of Pookie series, first printing 1953.  Measures 8" x 10".  light wear on cover edges, slight loosening of binding, small amount of foxing beginning on some pages but intact pages with no tears.
Chinese Kitchen God Holiday Card. ..c1920
Chinese Kitchen God Holiday Card. ..c1920
Price: $85.00

This item is the paper effigy of the Chinese Kitchen God, that is placed above the fireplace at the start of the new year. The Chinese Kitchen God, who is most often called Zhang Lang, but sometimes referred to as Zao Jun or Zao Shen, would record the household's activities throughout the year and then report them to the Jade Emperor, the Emperor of the Heavens. The Emperor in return would either reward or punish the family based upon that report. This effigy depicts the Kitchen God and his wife above a roaring fire with two Chinese men beside the flames. The illustration is full of color and has a red and  gilded border. At the base of the illustration is a small description of the Chinese New Year and how the Chinese people pay their respects to the Kitchen God. On the back of this card it states "A Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year", with an image of a traditional Chinese Dragon on red paper with gilded specks. This Kitchen God was most likely a holiday/Christmas card meant to be given out by Chinese Americans to their non-Chinese friends. Measures 6 1/2" x 4 3/4" (folded), 12 3/4" x 9 3/4".
 A Visit to Santa Claus. Stecher Litho. Co.Rochester, NY.1919
A Visit to Santa Claus. Stecher Litho. Co.Rochester, NY.1919
Price: $95.00

8 pp unnumbered. Litho on tan, heavy stock wrap. Illustrations throughout by Margaret Evans Price. Part three color, part full color. 7" x 13 3/4". OCLC- 0 (Oct, 2018).
 The coming of Santason. Santason, Inc..Chicago.1928
The coming of Santason. Santason, Inc..Chicago.1928
Price: $120.00

30pp . wraps. 9 full page relevant color illustrations (1 is centerfold).  Illustrations by Helen Chamberlin.  The story of Santa Claus' desire to have a son when he suddenly appeared in the room.  He named him SANTASON who behaved and performed perfectly, just as Santa would.  Well accepted by the elves, especially SOLEM-NOME, DROLL-DOLL-NOME and DRESS-UPNOME.  They celebrate with a totem pole dance and a party.  SANTASON helped with preparation of toys and eventually Santa asked his son to accompany him on Christmas Eve.  Santa surprised SANTASON with a new plane and life was good... The story concludes with the author suggesting that children embrace and love SANTASON as much as they love Santa. (Guess it didn't catch on...) The back cover indicates it was given as a souvenir at SANTASONíS first visit to America by The Rike-Kumler Company. Dayton OH.  Measures 9 1/4" x 6".  OCLC - 1. The Rike-Kumler Company was a department store in Dayton Ohio.
Heluiz Washburne Little Elephant's Christmas. cover solid, dust jacket tearing on edges and spine, pages intact with slight edge toning. , Three pages have small edge tears. bookseller tag "Wright's Drug Store, Picton, Ontario". 1944
Heluiz Washburne Little Elephant's Christmas. cover solid, dust jacket tearing on edges and spine, pages intact with slight edge toning. , Three pages have small edge tears. bookseller tag "Wright's Drug Store, Picton, Ontario". 1944
Price: $125.00

32 pp. Green cover with red applied with red dust jacket. Two color illustration by Jean McConnell. Story about Little Elephant's Christmas day. Fourth Printing. Copyright 1938.  Measures 9 1/2" x 7". cover solid, dust jacket tearing on edges and spine, pages intact with slight edge toning. , Three pages have small edge tears. bookseller tag "Wright's Drug Store, Picton, Ontario".
Fine Victorian Christmas Scraps. ..
Fine Victorian Christmas Scraps. ..
Price: $125.00

A 7" x 6"  intact embossed die-cut scrap sheet depicting two Victorian Christmas scenes.  The first a scene of children delivering Christmas treats to Grandmother as proud parents look on.  The second is children seated around the children's table with an assortment of goodies including a plum pudding. Surrounded by leaf and gold ladder border decoration. .
Eloise in Moscow
Eloise in Moscow
Price: $150.00

Unpaginated.  Black stamped board book. Profusely illustrated.  In-text illustrations throughout. With the freezing wind blowing and the snow flying, Eloise, Nanny and Weenie arrive in Moscow. This first edition was published in 1959 at the height of the Cold War and unavailable for nearly 40 years, Two-color illustrations. Plus double center fold pictorial map of Moscow in four-color.
 Santa Claus & I  will open the store for the Christmas season on December 15th. Warren News Steam Press.Warren, NH.1894
Santa Claus & I will open the store for the Christmas season on December 15th. Warren News Steam Press.Warren, NH.1894
Price: $150.00

12 1/2" x 9"  with bold letters at the top reading "Santa Claus and I are prepared to show the most Satisfactory Line of Christmas Goods Ever Shown in Town" with a vignette at left of Santa about to descend the chimney while the reindeer look on. Doors open at 7 o'clock in the morning (don't come before!).  Promoting December 15th as "opening day' for the holiday season.  Promoted Decorated China, Books, Music, Dolls, Games, Plush, Leather and Celluloid Goods, Writing Desks and an Illustrated Dictionary.  Of interest is "an Illustrated Dictionary containing nearly 1000 pages will be given to the school scholar guessing nearest how many times the store door opens during Christmas.  It costs nothing to guess, only each scholar must record their own guess at the store."  Fred C. Gleason, proprietor.   Reverse is blank..
Une Legende - A French Adaptation of The Night Before Christmas. ..c1900
Une Legende - A French Adaptation of The Night Before Christmas. ..c1900
Price: $175.00

A 12 fold concertina book.  Illustrated wraps.  Picture book with rhyming  verse, with a storyline similar to The Night Before Christmas. A brown coat St. Nicholas and dwarfs cutting down Christmas trees and driving St. Nicholas' sleigh. Measures 2 1/2" x 3 7/8". .
Three Christmas Boxes. McLoughlin Brothers.New York.1882(2)
Three Christmas Boxes. McLoughlin Brothers.New York.1882(2)
Price: $375.00

A Christmas book that attempts to teach the reader a lesson on animal cruelty. The book follows the story of three brothers, Frank ,Harry and Tommy, and their three dogs. The story starts with Tommy killing Frank's dog, and Santa Claus deciding to teach Tommy a lesson on humility and animals. The story contains 4 full pages color illustrations, along with one two-page illustration. The illustrations are extremely detailed and vividly colored. The back cover depicts a variety of advertisements for McLoughlin's other books.   8pp plus 6 plates and illustrated wraps. Measures 10 3/4" x 9 1/2".