Sign In | Register

Holidays & Special Occasions From E Ridge fine Books


RECENT ARRIVALS


The Loving Cup : A collection of original toasts by original folks.
seller photo

The Loving Cup : A collection of original toasts by original folks.

By Nesbit, Wilber D.

Chicago: P.F. Volland and Co.. Very Good. 1909. Softcover. Presumed First Edition. Original illustrated stiff card wrappers with cloth lace binding. 64 pp. 5" X 6". Type set text in brown with red initials and page headings. Quite attractive. Better than very good condition with bumped corners; original cord binding is loosening and the ends are frayed. A name is penned on the last blank page. Wilbur Dick Nesbit (1871-1927), also known by the pen name Josh Wink, was an American poet and humorist. He considered this to be the first of it's kind in print, "...(A) book containing purely original toasts. For that reason he is very grateful to the hale good folk who so readily and willingly furnished him the sentiments he requested from them." Contributors include noted contemporaries of the day such as Anna Morgan, who helped begin the theater movement; Elbert Hubbard founder of the Roycroft artisan community; Jack London - author; and L. Frank Baum who contributed his poem "Smile."; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; fair .

$44.00

Betty Crocker's Christmas cookbook
seller photo

Betty Crocker's Christmas cookbook

By Crocker, Betty

Golden Press. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1982. Hardcover. 0307098206 . Third printing. 192 pp. Illustrated in color. Some foxing on the edges else a clean, straight copy, in like jacket. Contents: Traditions from the Christmas Kitchen- (cookies, candy, desserts and bread). Holiday Fare for Family and Friends (dinners, buffets, brunches, suppers, get-togethers, open house, party punches), In the Spirit of Giving (food gifts, salt dough decorations). Index. ; 10.60 X 7.90 X 0.70 inches; 192 pp pages; fair .

$12.00

A Christmas Mystery: The Story of Three Wise Men
seller photo

A Christmas Mystery: The Story of Three Wise Men

By Locke, William J

New York: John Lane Co. Fine. 1910. First Edition. Hardcover. 54 pages, [3] leaves, decorative page boarders in green ink. Frontispiece and 3 full page illustrations by Blendon Campbell. Exceptional, bright decorative binding, designed by Amy Richards and signed. Gilt banner title with dark green holly & red berry wreath surrounding a winter vignette. All lettering and design bright and in full color. Minor wear on the ends and corner tips (still sharp). ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; fair .

$20.00

Daddy's Little Girl
seller photo

Daddy's Little Girl

By Clark, Mary Higgins

New York: Simon & Schuster. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 2002. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Signed by Author; 0743206045 . SIGNED by Author 1st edition First Printing with number series starting (1). No names or other markings. Tight in Fine condition with jacket in Fine condition. ; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall .

$27.20

The Complete Holiday Organizer
seller photo

The Complete Holiday Organizer

By Barnes, Emilie

Eugene, OR: Harvest House Publishers. New. 1987. First Edition. Softcover. Signed by Author; 0890816093 . Signed by Author New Book "The busy Woman's Guide to Holiday Planning" ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$8.00

Stranger in the Woods: A Photographic Fantasy
seller photo

Stranger in the Woods: A Photographic Fantasy

By Sams II, Carl R., and Jean Stoick

Milford, MI: Carl R. Sams II Photography. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 2000. First Edition. Hardcover. 0967174805 . Latter printing of the first edition. Beautiful pictorial/photograph hardcover in matching jacket and endpages. Corners lightly bumped with minute spots on both boards and jacket else a fine copy. Retains the orginal Benjamin Franklin Award sticker. 48pp. "...this charming tale uses wildlife photography to tell the story of animals' reactions to a snowman who appears in the woods after a winter storm." There is a wonderful recipe for a Snowman at the end, a really charming book for years 5 and up. (I loved it!) Remains in print winning numerous awards. ; Oblong 8vo 8" to 9" tall .

$16.00

The First Noel: A Child's Book of Christmas Carols to Play and Sing
seller photo

The First Noel: A Child's Book of Christmas Carols to Play and Sing

By Turpin, Nicholas and Marie Greenwood, Editors

London: Dorling Kindersley. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1998. First American. Hardcover. 0789434830 . 1st American edition, 1st printing. Blue pictorial cover with matching jacket, the corners are bumped and there is a short tear at the spine head in the jacket, else a beautiful, giftable book. Thirteen classic carols accompanied by new, easy-to-follow musical arrangements for piano and guitar. The carols are complemented by paintings that capture the spirit of Christmases old and new, using works by both the masters and new artists. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall .

$15.00

Jose Feliciano's Feliz Navidad
seller photo

Jose Feliciano's Feliz Navidad

By Feliciano, Jose'

New York: Scholastic. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 2003. First Edition. Hardcover. 0439517176 . Beautiful book. Pictorial hardcover, decorative endpages. 28 pp. Each page illustrated with Caldecott Medal winner David Diaz's bold full color art style. Introduction by Felciano. A wonderful book full of culture of family, friends and Christmas spirit. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$20.00

To Every Season  A Family Holiday Cookbook
seller photo

To Every Season A Family Holiday Cookbook

By Zalben, Jane Breskin

New York: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1999. First Edition. Hardcover. 0689817975 . Beautiful, gift quality book. What a wonderful and unique family cookbook; you'll find whimsical illustrations and delicious recipes for all your favorite holidays: New Year's Day, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, April Fools' Day, Mother's, Memorial, Father's, Independence, and Labor Days, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Chanukah, Kwanza and Christmas. Each holiday is introduced with a brief history or notation, recipes are clearly written and easily followed, the water color illustrations delight the eye. Glossary and index. Written for ages 9 and up. ; 0.5 x 10.2 x 9.2 Inches; 112 pages .

$16.00

Family Circle Christmas Treasury, 1988
seller photo

Family Circle Christmas Treasury, 1988

By Editorial staff

Family Circle. Near Fine. 1988. First Edition. Hardcover. 093358508X . Gift quality, corners just bumped. Exceptionaly nice pictorial hard cover with decorative end pages, 280 pp., illustrated with drawings, graphs and full color photos. Including projects and recipes identifies with icons for: Low-cost, make-ahead, quick and easy, low-calorie, bazaar. Chapters: Introduction; Thanksgiving and Holiday Make-a-heads; It's beginning to look like Christmas; Christmas Country Classics; A Cent-sational Christmas; Christmas Through a Child's eyes; Christmas in a flash; ring in the new!; ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$8.00

Celebrate! A Year-Round Guide to Holiday Food and Fun
seller photo

Celebrate! A Year-Round Guide to Holiday Food and Fun

By Betty Crocker Editors

Wiley. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 2004. Hardcover. 0764568485 . Bright, clean pictorial hard cover book in like dust jacket. DJ has some creasing at the bottom edge. Covering 17 favorite holidays with 140 recipes to choose from, including hearty main courses, and sweet treats in crowd-size portions. Sprinkled throughout are wonderful ideas for center pieces and tables ideas, and a lot of fun stuff. Includes inspiring new and traditional dishes such as Ghostly Shepherd's Pie, Beer Can Chicken, Easy Carrot Tzimmes, Poppy Seed Fruit Salad, Foolproof Gravy, and so many more. Holidays include: New Year's Eve, Valentine's, Easter, Passover, Mother's Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, St Patrick, Cinco de Mayo, Chinese New Year and Memorial Day. Metric conversion guide, helpful nutritional and cooking information and index. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$16.00

The Story of the House of Wooden Santas
seller photo

The Story of the House of Wooden Santas

By Major, Kevin; George, Imelda & Ned Pratt

Smithmark Pub. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1998. First Thus. Hardcover. 0765108291 . Pictorial hard cover with matching DJ, light dust soil on DJ along with light edge roll. Wood carvings by Imelda George. From the flap: The problem, Jesse believes, started a few months ago, when his mother decided they should leave the city where he grew up and move to a small seaside village. Rent would be cheaper and his mom could do her wood carving to make a living. Now Jesse has left behind friends and hockey. Not only is he bored, but there's a boy at his new school whose teasing hurts to the bone. To make matters worse, it's the second day of December, and if his mom can't sell enough carvings to pay the rent, who knows if they'll even have a Christmas. How could moving to this place possibly work out? For Jesse, the answer comes in the most surprising way - as surprising as the newly carved Santa his mom brings to him each day. The House of Wooden Santas is a deeply felt story about belief in oneself and others, and belief in the spirit of the season. It is magical and contemporary and traces the days of December like an advent calendar. ; 0.5 x 12.3 x 9.2 Inches; 95 pages .

$15.00

The Birds' Christmas Carol
seller photo

The Birds' Christmas Carol

By Wiggin, Kate Douglas

Boston: Houghton and Mifflin. Very Good in Poor dust jacket. 1888. Hardcover. Later edition. Green cloth stamped w/black vignette. [8] 2-69 [2] pp.; Frontispiece and 15 engraved illustrations, one page of ads (included in pagination). Lightly worn edges, bright cover, toned on endpages, 1914 inscription on fly leaf. DJ retains the full cover illustrations and "561st Thousand" but is broken at the flaps and edges are chipped badly. Now in a clear cover. This sweet, classic story is for adults and children with themes of love, generosity and personal character. Wiggin was a popular children's author known today for the classic "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm. Prior to her literary fame, she started the first free kindergarten in the slums of Silver Street, San Francisco. She wrote The Birds Christmas (Xmas) Carol (and other works) to help raise funds for the school after her marriage. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 69 pages .

$28.00

The Beta Sigma Phi International Party Book Hundreds of proven party ideas  from the members of Beta Sigma Phi International
seller photo

The Beta Sigma Phi International Party Book Hundreds of proven party ideas from the members of Beta Sigma Phi International

By Ross, Walter W.

Kansas City, MO: Beta Sigma Phi Books. Very Good. 1973. First Edition. Softcover. Plastic spiral, stiff card pictorial cover, shelf wear, soft corners, creased back panel. A great example of cooperative work. Beta Sigma Phi started in 1931 during the depression, with a vision of service to community and support and friendship to women. The face of membership has changed through the years, from it's initial formal-fair to a more casual flavor in the '70's. Instructions of etiquette and hospitality and the influence of the era with parties descriptions such as, " Suppressed Desire" and "Come As A Drink" parties, shows this cultural change. Sections include: Ladies Only, Children & Teenage, Special Occasion (everything from Men's Baby Shower to Campaign '72 - That would be Richard Nixon and George McGovern!) International Parties, Holiday, Parties With Special Theme. Some menu suggestions included. Extensive index helps you find the Egyptian party, the fund raising parties and so very much more. Enjoy. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 190 pp pages .

$16.00

Old Black Witch
seller photo

Old Black Witch

By Devlin, Wende & Harry

New York: Parents Magazine. Near Fine with no dust jacket. 1966. Hardcover. Exceptionaly bright clean copy, small initial on fly leaf very slight corner bumps. Nicky and his mother's efforts to turn an old New England house into a tearoom are hampered by the old witch who haunts the place, until they discover how well she can cook. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Standard book size"; book fair .

$64.00

Caribbean Treasure
seller photo

Caribbean Treasure

By Sanderson, Ivan T.

New York: Viking Press. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1945. First Edition. Hardcover. Clean bright copy. ; 4th printing 1945 (first printing 1939) Yellow cloth, beautiful hand drawn map end pages, 292 pp indexed, title page drawing and 31 pencil drawings by the author. Top edge stained green matching the illustration ink, Beautiful two color DJ in new Mylar, very light edge wear, back corner tip with moisture stain. A stunning copy in a great period piece DJ not price clipped. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall .

$15.00

Heart of Winter : Woman Hater if Winter Comes
seller photo

Heart of Winter : Woman Hater if Winter Comes

By Palmer, Diana

Don Mills, On, Canada: Harlequin Enterprises, Limited. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 2006. First Thus. Hardback. 0373771746 . Clean bright copy. ; Beautiful white cloth w/gold colored title very light wear on edges, teal end pages. Clean tight copy. This is an omnibus of two HQN titles: Heart of Winter first pub. , 1979 and Woman Hater first pub. , in 1987. 424 pages.; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall .

$10.00

Robot Santa: the Further Adventures of Santa's Twin
seller photo

Robot Santa: the Further Adventures of Santa's Twin

By Koontz, Dean R.

Scranton, Pennsylvania: Harpercollins. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 2004. First Edition. Pictorial Cover. 0060509449 . F/NF first/first, Beautiful pictorial laminated board w/ matching DJ, all illustrated by Phil Parks. This, Koontz's second children's book is a rhyming delight to read for parent and child. DJ has a closed tear on the back edge & light shelf wear- new Mylar cover. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall .

$15.00