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Miracle on 34th Street by  Valentine Davies - First Edition - 1947 - from Dale Steffey Books, ABAA (SKU: 009149)

Miracle on 34th Street

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Miracle on 34th Street

by Davies, Valentine

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New York: Harcourt Brace & Co., 1947. First Edition stated. Basis for the classic 1947 Christmas film of the same title, starring Edmund Burke and Maureen O'Hara, winner of 3 Oscars, including Best Screenplay for Valentine Davies, as well as several remakes. Very Good, slight toning at end pages and along fore edge, in a Very Good dust jacket, shallow chips and small tears at edges. "Double Your Enjoyment" blurb rear panel. . First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. Small 8vo.


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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Dale Steffey Books, ABAA US (US)
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Miracle on 34th Street
Davies, Valentine
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
Very Good
First Edition
Harcourt Brace & Co.
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
Small 8vo
Bookseller catalogs
Literature; Film;
Small 8vo

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