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Miracle On 34th. Street. by  Valentine Davies - First Edition - 1947 - from Raptis Rare Books (SKU: 118767)

Miracle On 34th. Street.

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Miracle On 34th. Street.

by Davies, Valentine

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New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1947. First edition of this modern Christmas classic. Octavo, original red cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with the first edition point of "Double Your Enjoyment" on the rear panel. An exceptional example.


Valentine Davies’ Miracle on 34th Street, the heart-warming holiday classic that gives generations of believers hope during the Christmas season, reached the screen and the bookshop at the same time. The best-selling novella about a disillusioned woman, her skeptical daughter, and a mysterious man who believes he is the real Santa Claus was originally written for the 1947 film with the same name, directed by George Seaton and John Payne, starring Maureen O'Hara, Natalie Wood, and Edmund Gwenn. Davies’ novella was published in conjunction with the film’s release. Generations of believers in hope and goodwill have made Valentine Davies’ Miracle on 34th Street a treasured part of their holiday traditions. Millions of copies of this award-winning story have sold since its first publication in 1947, delighting readers of all ages. A facsimile edition of the book is now faithfully re-created, offering a new generation--and fans of the original--the beauty of the classic 1940s design. Details of how the book came to be written, and made into a beloved film, are included in a brief historical note. -

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Miracle On 34th. Street.
Davies, Valentine
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Harcourt, Brace and Company
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New York
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Miracle on 34th Street First edition, Valentine Davies First Edition

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About Raptis Rare Books

Founded by Matthew and Adrienne Raptis, Raptis Rare Books is an antiquarian book firm that specializes in literature, children's books, economics, photo books, signed and inscribed books, and landmark books in all fields. Our business model is simple: we strive to handle books that are in exceptional condition and to provide exceptional customer service. We are proud members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) and exhibit at major book fairs in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston, as well as other regional fairs.


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Another of the terms referring to page or book size, octavo refers to a standard printer's sheet folded four times, producing... [More]
First Edition
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"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched... [More]
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the... [More]
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps... [More]

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