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CHRISTMAS WITH VICTORIA
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CHRISTMAS WITH VICTORIA

By Short, Adrienne E.; Loftin, Virginia Gilbert

Birmingham, Alabama: Oxmoor House, 1997. 144 pp. Glossy pictorial boards; decorated endpapers; headband; illustrated with colour photographs throughout. Light wear at the corners; no interior markings. The Contents are: Foreword; Decorations; Gifts; Entertaining; Christmas Dinner; Holiday Sweets; and Resources; followed by an index. Along with everything else, there are an assortment of recipes here, far too many to list them all but some of the highlights are: Bittersweet Mint-Chocolate Sauce; Orange-White Chocolate Sauce; Coconut Vanilla Fudge; Cranberry Glazed Brie; Cranberry Champagne; Hot Buttered Wassail; Spiced Coffee Eggnog; Acorn Squash Soup; Cranberry Ham; Wild Mushroom and Leek Stuffing; and many more.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good+. 4to.

$19.95

THE VENTRILOQUIST
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THE VENTRILOQUIST

By Skelton, Red

United States: Lothian Book World, 1984. 57 pp. Limited to 5000 copies, signed by Red Skelton on the limitation page; not numbered. White boards with a red pictorial and black lettering on the front panel; red lettering on the spine. As issued, no dustjacket. Light wear on the corners with a few scuff marks on the panels; aside from the author's signature, no interior markings. And this begins, It was 5:30 a.m., four days before Christmas. The streets of Ashton, a small town in the Middle West not far from nowhere, were blanketed with fresh snow. The trees and bushes were draped with a whiteness that blended with the church steeple dominating the hazy distance. Ashton's street lights, adorned with Christmas decorations, cast a colorful reflection upon the icy snow in surrealistic designs that seemed to be dancing.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo. Limited Edition.

$149.95

WHEN MOTHER WAS ELEVEN-FOOT-FOUR - A Christmas Memory
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WHEN MOTHER WAS ELEVEN-FOOT-FOUR - A Christmas Memory

By Camery-Hoggatt, Jerry

Grand Rapids, Michigan: Fleming H. Revell Company, 2002. 93 pp. Red boards lettered in gilt on the spine; red endpapers; headband. Light rubbing on the corners of the dustjacket; small ink mark on the lower edge of the text block; no interior markings. In a beautifully written holiday memoir, the author tells the story of his mother, whose romantic nature and love for Christmas left a lifelong impression on her son. From her, he learned that sometimes you need to give what your head tells you you can't afford and your heart tells you you can't do without.. Second Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 12mo.

$9.95

GHOST STORIES OF CHRISTMAS
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GHOST STORIES OF CHRISTMAS

By Christensen, Jo-Anne

Edmonton, Alberta: Lone Pine Publishing, 2001. 224 pp. Trade paperback format. Lightly rubbed on the corners with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. Illustrated with line drawings by Arlana Anderson-Hale. This collection contains: PART ONE: GIFTS: Star Bright; A Ring from a Friend; The Savior at Sea; The Twelve Days. PART TWO: REUNIONS: A Love Story; Cookie Randall's Last Rehearsal; The Christmas Caller; The Road Trip. PART THREE: MIRACLES: Super Hero; The Debt; Grandfather's Clock; The Warning. PART FOUR: ANGELS: Fourth and Willington; The Grocer's Gift; I Am Your Brother; and Personal Shopper.. First Printing. Soft Cover. Near Fine. Illus. by Arlana Anderson-Hale;. 8vo.

$9.95

SCROOGE'S GUIDE TO CHRISTMAS
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SCROOGE'S GUIDE TO CHRISTMAS

By Wilson, Richard; Roper, David (with: Tom Lehrer; Charles Dickens; George Bernard Shaw; Edmund Gosse; Boy George; E. B. White; Allen Sherman; Craig Brown; Randy Brooks; Harvey Ehrlich; Wendy Cope; Phillip Winn)

London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1997. 128 pp. Trade paperback format. Light rubbing with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. Illustrated with colour photographs and black and white drawings. Subtitled A Survival Manual for the Festively Challenged, this collection contains: Foreword by Richard Wilson; A Christmas Carol (excerpt) by Charles Dickens; A Brief History of Bad Christmases Past; Scrooge's Countdown to Christmas; A Christmas Carol by Tom Lehrer; Preparations: Before You Start - Cards; An Atrocious Institution (excerpt) by George Bernard Shaw; Decorations; Presents: Christmas Boxes - Gifts for Pets; Father and Son (excerpt) by Edmund Gosse; Entertaining: Food - Drink; Take if Like a Man (excerpt) by Boy George; Drugs - The Morning After; Guests; Merry Christmas (excerpt) by E. B. White; Games; The Twelve Days of Christmas by Allen Sherman; Family; Christmas Telly (excerpt) by Craig Brown; Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer by Randy Brooks; Politically Correct Santa by Harvey Ehrlich; Religion; Christmas at Work: Hints for Surviving the Office Party; A Christmas Poem by Wendy Cope; Christmas Office Memo by Phillip Winn; Total Abstinence; and Now It's All Over.. First Printing - First Thus. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

$14.95

THE TWELVE FRIGHTS OF CHRISTMAS
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THE TWELVE FRIGHTS OF CHRISTMAS

By Asimov, Isaac; Waugh, Charles G.; Greenberg, Martin H. (editors) (Mrs Gaskell; S. Baring-Gould; Robert Louis Stevenson; Robert Bloch; H. P. Lovecraft; H. G. Wells; Ron Goulart; Grant Allen; J. T. McIntosh; James McConnell; Arthur C. Clarke)

New York: Avon Books, 1986. 263 pp. Edge and corner wear with a faintly creased spine; small ink mark on the front endpaper; no other interior marings. Cover art by Daly. This anthology contains: The Old Nurse's Story by Mrs Gaskell; Glamr by S. Baring-Gould; Markheim by Robert Louis Stevenson; The Night Before Christmas by Robert Bloch; The Festival by H. P. Lovecraft; Pollock and the Porroh Man by H. G. Wells; The Hellhound Project by Ron Goulart; Wolverden Tower by Grant Allen; Planet of Fakers by J. T. McIntosh; Life Sentence by James McConnell; The Star by Arthur C. Clarke; and The Weird Woman by Anonymous. The Star by Arthur C. Clarke won the Hugo Award for best short story in 1956.. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. Illus. by Daly;. Paperback Original.

$9.95

CHRISTMAS IN MICHIGAN - Tales and Recipes
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CHRISTMAS IN MICHIGAN - Tales and Recipes

By Eberly, Carole (editor) (Robert Clock; Francis Lombard; Nancy Marcette; Elizabethy Therese Baird; Mark Nixon; Marie Caroline Watson Hamlin; Judith Eldridge)

East Lansing, Michigan: Eberly Press, 1987. 136 pp. Trade paperback format. Signed by Wally Bronner on the story about him. Light rubbing on the corners with a flat uncreased spine; aside from Wally Bronner's signature, no interior markings. This story collection contains: Mom's Christmas Started After Labor Day by Robert Clock; Recipes from Michigan State Federation of Women's Club Cookbook 1909; The Gift that Hurt by Francis Lombard; Recipes from The Home Messenger Book of Tested Recipes 1878; Recipes from The Alma Cook Book, Ladies of the First Prebyterian Church 1899; Recipes from A Cook's Tour: Choice Recipes, Michigan State Federation of Women's Clubs 1934; Wally Bronner - Michigan's Mister Christmas by Nancy Marcetti; Recipes from Choice Recipes, Methodist Episcopal Ladies Air Society of Grand Ledge; Reminiscences of Early Days on Mackinac Island, 1800s by Elizabeth Therese Baird; Recipes from Tried and True, Recipes and Suggestions, Ladies of the Presbyterian Methodist Episcopal Church, Detroit 1901; Two Fathers at Christmas by Mark Nixon; Recipes from Selection of Choice Receipts, St Paul's Guild of the Episcopal Church of Lansing; The Eve of Epishany: Legend of Le Detroit 1884 by Marie Caroline Watson Hamlin; Recipes from The Bessemer Cookery, The Prebyterian Ladies Aid 1929; Recipes from The Grand Rapids Receipt Book, Ladies of the Congregational Church 1873; and Tree-mendous: Michigan's Christmas Trees by Judith Eldridge.. Signed by Subject. First Printing - First Thus. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

$19.95

THE CHRISTMAS BOOKS: Volume One and Volume Two
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THE CHRISTMAS BOOKS: Volume One and Volume Two

By Dickens, Charles (edited by Michael Slater)

Middlesex, England: Penguin Books, 1975. (xxix) 266, 366 pp. Both books have light edge and corner wear with flat uncreased spines; no interior markings; small hole punched in the lower left back corner of each book. The covers are based on egravings by John Leech and Daniel Maclise; interior illustrations by: John Tenniel; John Leech; Daniel Maclise; Doyle and others. Contained in two volumes: Volume One: General Critical Introduction; Select Bibliography; A Note on the Text and Annotation; Dickens' Prefaces; A Christmas Carol; The Chimes; Appendix A: The Deleted Passages from The Chimes; Appendix B: Descriptive Headlines for the Carol and Chimes. Volume Two: The Cricket on the Hearth; The Battle of Life; The Haunted Man; Appendix C: Dicken's Readings from the Christmas Books by Philip Collins; Appendix D: Descriptive Headlines for The Cricket on the Hearth, The Battle of Life and The Haunted Man.. Later Printings. Paperback. Very Good. Illus. by John Leech; Daniel Maclise;.

$19.95

GHOST STORIES OF CHRISTMAS
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GHOST STORIES OF CHRISTMAS

By Christensen, Jo-Anne

Edmonton, Alberta: Lone Pine Publishing, 2001. 224 pp. Trade paperback format. Lightly rubbed on the corners with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. Illustrated with line drawings by Arlana Anderson-Hale. This collection contains: PART ONE: GIFTS: Star Bright; A Ring from a Friend; The Savior at Sea; The Twelve Days. PART TWO: REUNIONS: A Love Story; Cookie Randall's Last Rehearsal; The Christmas Caller; The Road Trip. PART THREE: MIRACLES: Super Hero; The Debt; Grandfather's Clock; The Warning. PART FOUR: ANGELS: Fourth and Willington; The Grocer's Gift; I Am Your Brother; and Personal Shopper.. First Printing. Soft Cover. Near Fine. Illus. by Arlana Anderson-Hale;. 8vo.

$9.95

MURDER FOR CHRISTMAS
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MURDER FOR CHRISTMAS

By Godfrey, Thomas (editor) (Woody Allen; Arthur Conan Doyle; Agatha Christie; Damon Runyon; Marjorie Bowen; Baroness Orczy; O. Henry; H. R. F. Keating; Georges Simenon; Ellery Queen; Dorothy L. Sayers; John Dickson Carr; Edward D. Hoch; Rex Stout)

New York: Avenel Books, 1989. (xi) 465 pp. Red boards lettered in silver on the spine; headband. Lightly rubbed on the corners of the dustjacket; no interior markings. Dj art by Gahan Wilson. This anthology contains: Back for Christmas by John Collier; Mr Big by Woody Allen; The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding by Agatha Christie; Dancing Dan's Christmas by Damon Runyon; Cambric Tea by Marjorie Bowen; Death on Christmas Eve by Stanley Ellin; A Christmas Tragedy by Baroness Orczy; Silent Night by Baynard Kendrick; The Stolen Christmas Box by Lillian de la Torre; A Chaparral Christmas Gift by O. Henry; Death on the Air by Ngaio Marsh; Inspector Ghote and the Miracle Baby by H. R. F. Keating; Maigret's Christmas by Georges Simenon; To Be Taken with a Grain of Salt by Charles Dickens; The Adventure of the Dauphin's Doll by Ellery Queen; Markheim by Robert Louis Stevenson; The Necklace of Pearls by Dorothy L. Sayers; Blind Man's Hood by Carter Dickson (John Dickson Carr); Christmas Is for Cops by Edward D. Hoch; The Thieves Who Couldn't Help Sneezing by Thomas Hardy; The Case Is Altered by Margery Allingham; Christmas Party by Rex Stout; The Flying Stars by G. K. Chesterton; and Mother's Milk by James Mines; followed by a Boxing Day bonus: Ring Out Wild Bells by D. B. Wyndham Lewis.. Third Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+/Very Good+. Illus. by Gahan Wilson;. 8vo.

$24.95

THE NOEL STREATFEILD CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY BOOK
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THE NOEL STREATFEILD CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY BOOK

By Streatfeild, Noel (editor) (Margaret Mahy; Rumer Godden; Patricia Lynchy; Nicolai Poliakoff; Selma Lagerlof; Joyce Stranger; Richard G. Robinson; Chretien de Troyes; Helen Cresswell; Godfried Bomans; Tayeb Salih; Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; Margaret J. Baker)

London: J. M. Dent and Sons Limited, 1974. 160 pp. Red boards lettered in gilt on the spine; illustrated with line drawings by Sara Silcock. Light wear at the corners of the dustjacket; price clipped; no interior markings. This anthology contains: My Christmas Holidays by Noel Streatfeild; Christmas Day in New Zealand by Margaret Mahy; St Francis, My Great Aunt Emily and You, or How to Make a Christmas Crib by Rumer Godden; Last Bus for Christmas by Patricia Lynch; Coco the Clown by Nicolai Poliakoff; The Legend of the Christmas Rose by Selma Lagerlof; The Wild White Horses by Joyce Stranger; The Prayer of the Donkey by Rumer Godden; The Camel by Rumer Godden; The Stowaway by Richard G. Robinson; The Christmas Cherries by Chretien de Troyes; A Shower of Snow by Helen Cresswell; The Lady of the Lake by Godfried Bomans; A Handful of Dates by Tayeb Salih; The Veiled Lodger by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; What Happened to Pauline, Petrova and Posy by Noel Streatfeild; Miss Teazle and the White Elephants by Margaret J. Baker; and Christmas by John Betjeman.. Second Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Sara Silcock;. 8vo.

$24.95

SKIPPING CHRISTMAS - A Novel
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SKIPPING CHRISTMAS - A Novel

By Grisham, John

New York: Dell Books, 2010. 248 pp. No obvious signs of use; no interior markings. Cover art by Matthew Cook. Imagine a year without Christmas. No crowded malls, no corny office parties, no fruitcakes, no unwanted presents. That's what the Kranks had in mind when they decided that, just this once, they would skip the holiday altogether. This was filmed in 2004, directed by Joe Roth and starring Tim Allen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd, Elizabeth Franz, Cheech Marin and many, many others.. First Paperback Printing. Soft Cover. Near Fine. Illus. by Matthew Cook;.

$9.95

A DIFFERENT KIND OF CHRISTMAS
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A DIFFERENT KIND OF CHRISTMAS

By Haley, Alex

New York: Doubleday, 1988. 101 pp. Beige cloth with a small gilt pictorial on the front panel; lettered in gilt on the spine; blue endpapers; headband. Very lightly rubbed at the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; no interior markings. A Different Kind of Christmas is the intense drama of a white Southerner and a black slave who work toward a mutual goal, a moving story of physical and moral courage, and an unforgettable tale of spiritual regeneration. . First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 12mo.

$9.95

FIRESIDE BOOK OF CANADIAN CHRISTMAS
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FIRESIDE BOOK OF CANADIAN CHRISTMAS

By Crean, Patrick (editor) (Father Jean Enjalran; John McTaggart; Susanna Moodie; Catherine Parr Traill; Anne Langton; Lady Aberdeen; W. A. Rae; Helen Standish Perkins; L. M. Montgomery; Louis Hemon; Stephen Leacock; Alan Sullivan; Grey Owl)

Markham, Ontario: Fitzhenry and Whiteside, 1986. 219 pp. Red boards lettered in gilt on the spine; headband. Light rubbing on the corners of the dustjacket; some creasing on the front flap; price clipped. Dj art by Arne Roosman. This collection contains: Jesus Ahatonhia by Father Jean de Brebeuf; Christmas in St. Ignace 1679 by Father Jean Enjalran; Christmas in a Swamp by John McTaggart; A Prize Heifer by Susanna Moodie; A Bright Vision by Catherine Parr Traill; A Christmas Letter 1839 by Anne Langton; Twelve Foot Davis Christmas Cheer (from The Canadian Journal of Lady Aberdeen 1893 - 1898); and Dainty Fare for Christmas by W. A. Rae; That Little Christmas Tree; Substitutes for a Christmas Tree; and Baptiste Leduc's Christmas Eve by Helen Standish Perkins; A Christmas Mistake by L. M. Montgomery; One Thousand Aves; and Christmas Gifts and Games by Louis Hemon; Hoodoo McFiggin's Christmas by Stephen Leacock; The Account of Antoine Chabot by Alan Sullivan; How We Made Christmas by Grey Owl; Christmas in a Snowdrift by Greta Gaskin Bidlake; The Christmas Dinner; After Dinner Merry Making; and Distributing the Presents by Frederick Philip Grove; Return Trip to Christmas by Ernest Buckler; The Widow Cruse by Mazo de la Roche; The Power and the Glory by Hal Masson; Christmas Grouch by Ellis Parker Butler; Little Noeledge by Frances Douglas and Thelma Le Cocq; A Patriotic Christmas Dinner by Helen G. Campbell; A Coal Miner's Family Christmas by Andy MacDonald; A Very Merry Christmas by Morley Callaghan; An Orange from Portugal by Hugh MacLennan; A Christian Xmas by Antoinine Maillet; Noel by Jacques Ferron; and The Diary of Samuel Marchbanks (excerpt) by Robertson Davies.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Arne Roosman;. 8vo.

$34.95

HOME FOR CHRISTMAS - and Other Stories
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HOME FOR CHRISTMAS - and Other Stories

By Young, Scott,

Toronto: Macmillan of Canada;, 1989. 117 pp. Red boards lettered in gilt on the spine. Light rubbing on the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; no interior markings. Dj art by Huntley Brown. This collection contains: Once Upon a Time in Toronto; Red Wagon; Little Stars of Bethlehem; The Second Coming of Ordinary Angel Blobs; A Prairie Boy's Christmas, 1933; The Boy Who Threw a Snowball at Santa; Chez Claus; A Night After Christmas; The Samaritan; Glad Tidings from the Paper Boy; The Ragtime Shoes; Hark, The Herald Angel; Highly Colored Christmas Scenes; The 25-cent Gift; The Santa Scam; and Uncle Harry Makes an Ending Happy.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Huntley Brown;. 8vo.

$14.95

MISTLETOE MYSTERIES - Tales of Yuletide Murder
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MISTLETOE MYSTERIES - Tales of Yuletide Murder

By MacLeod, Charlotte (editor) (Peter Lovesey; Dorothy Salisbury Davis; Eric Wright; John Lutz; Howard Engel; Mary Higgins Clark; Bill Pronzini; Sharyn McCrumb; Henry Slesar; Edward D. Hoch; Aaron Elkins; Susan Dunlap; Isaac Asimov; Marcia Muller)

New York: Mysterious Press, 1989. 249 pp. Light edge and corner wear with creasing on the spine; no interior markings. Cover art by Mark Hess. Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night. This anthology contains: The Haunted Crescent by Peter Lovesey; Christopher and Maggie by Dorothy Salisbury Davis; Kaput by Eric Wright; The Live Tree by John Lutz; The Three Wise Guys by Howard Engel; That's the Ticket by Mary Higgins Clark; Here Comes Santa Clause by Bill Pronzini; A Wee Doch and Doris by Sharyn McCrumb; The Man Who Loved Christmas by Henry Slesar; The Touch of Kolyada by Edward D. Hoch; Dutch Treat by Aaron Elkins; Ott on a Limb by Susan Dunlap; Ho Ho Ho by Isaac Asimov; Silent Night by Marcia Muller; and A Cozy for Christmas by Charlotte MacLeod.. First Paperback Printing. Soft Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Mark Hess;.

$7.95

THE TEENY WEENY CHRISTMAS BOOK - Bugbee's Christmas Books
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THE TEENY WEENY CHRISTMAS BOOK - Bugbee's Christmas Books

By Bugbee, Willis N.; Asbrand, Karin; Irish, Marie; Eiland, Kathleen

Syracuse, New York: Willis N. Bugbee, 1936. 83 pp. Pictorial card covers. Edge and corner wear with some creasing on the covers; no interior markings. This contains: Christmas Songs: Dear Old Santa Claus; Old Santa's Mistakes; Once There Was a Baby; When Santa Comes. Christmas Plays: Christmas Belles; Colonial Christmas; Dollie Dollie; Let's Celebrate; Merry Minutes; Tiptoe. And a large assortment of Christmas recitations, exercises and dialogues. These are too numerous to list but some of the highlights are: A Candle Shone; If I Was Santa Claus; Merry Christmas to All; Santa Claus' Rule; Christmas Lark; The First Christmas; Merry Margaret; Sing a Song of Christmas; and many more.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good-. 12mo.

$24.95

ABRAM'S FREEDOM
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ABRAM'S FREEDOM

By Turpin, Edna

Boston: The Pilgrim Press, 1913. 32 pp. Decorated marbled softcover with French flaps; bound with thread. Some wear on the corners with a few nicks around the edges; no interior markings. A Christmas story, originally published in The Atlantic Monthly Magazine, about the freeing of a slave and the gift of some land... Merry Christmas.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. 12mo. Ephemera.

$19.95

SANTA'S PAINT AND COLOR BOOK
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SANTA'S PAINT AND COLOR BOOK

By Anonymous

Racine, Wisconsin: Whitman Publishing Company, 1971. Unpaginated. A colouring book for Christmas. Lightly rubbed on the corners with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings, which means the book has never been used. Interior drawings by The Krehbiels; cover art by Jason Lee.. Second Printing. Soft Cover. Very Good. Illus. by The Krehbiels; Jason Lee;. 4to.

$9.95

A CHRISTMAS CAROL - and - THE CHIMES
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A CHRISTMAS CAROL - and - THE CHIMES

By Dickens, Charles (introduction by Walter Allen)

New York: Harper Perennial, 1965. (xviii) 158 pp. Both titles in a single volume. Blue cloth decorated in gilt on the front panel and spine; blue endpapers. Light edge and corner wear on the dustjacket; price clipped; no interior markings. Just as a matter of interest, A Christmas Carol has been filmed for theatres at least 19 times, starting with a short British film in 1901 called Scrooge, or, Marley's Ghost to, most recently - 2009 - with Jim Carrey as Ebenezer Scrooge - the most popular one still seems to be the one from 1951 with Alastair Sim as Scrooge. As for television, that began in 1944 until most recently, a direct to DVD in 2013 - The Smurfs: A Christmas Carol. Even radio was into it beginning on December 19, 1923 when the BBC broadcast an adaptation. The most recent one was December 18, 2015 starring Kathleen Turner in a live performance. And then there were a number of recordings, mostly on vinyl. And even four operas. But when it comes to editions of the actual book, well, maybe someone can count that high... . First Printing - First Thus. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Alan Cober;. 12mo.

$9.95

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