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There are some really special rare and collectible Christmas books in the Biblio Rare Book Room. From first edition Christmas novels to signed nonfiction books on the history of Christmas traditions, there is a wide diversity of books featured below in the Biblio Rare Book Room. Many of the rare and collectible Christmas books come complete with gorgeous illustrations, so they would make great gifts for the book lovers in your life.



The Story of the Other Wise Man by Van Dyke, Henry

New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1895. SCARCE SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR on front end page - "Inscribed with best wishes, Henry Van Dyke, Dec. 13, 1922". Very Good Minus, front hinge cracked, cloth covers rubbed and soiled, small …

From Dale Steffey Books, ABAA

$200.00


A Christmas Carol by DICKENS, Charles

Philadelphia: Lippincott. Limited. hardcover. fine. Rackham, Arthur. Color frontispiece and 11 other mounted color plates by Arthur Rackham. Many b/w line drawings. 4to, white vellum, pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt. Uncut edges, t.e.g. Philade…

From Argosy Book Store

$8,500.00


Merry Old Santa Claus by Nast, Thomas ( Artist); Harper's Weekly

New York: Harper's Weekly, 1881. RARE. A single leaf extracted from HARPER'S WEEKLY of Jan. 1, 1881, 16 1/2" w x 22 3/4" h. The original and iconic Thomas Nast engraving, on newsprint. Very Good, small chips along edges, larger chips e…

From Dale Steffey Books, ABAA

$1,250.00


Miracle on 34th Street by Davies, Valentine

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 sever…

From Dale Steffey Books, ABAA

$300.00


The Christmas Nutshell Library [, A Firefly In A Fir Tree, A Christmas Stocking Story, The Night Before Christmas, Angels & Berries & Candy Canes ] by Knight, Hilary

New York: Harper & Row. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1963. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. A most beautiful complete set of this Original first edition in Fine condition in alike dust-jackets with little rubbing along the edges. Housed in Nea…

From Books Tell You Why, Inc.

$320.00


THE ADORATION OF THE MAGI, OR WISE MEN by ORIGINAL ANTIQUE NEW TESTAMENT ETCHING

1688. First Edition . No Binding. Fine. G.Freman. ORIGINAL ANTIQUE BIBLE PRINT ( etching- copperplate), DATED 1688, depicting the Adoration of the Magi, according to the description in the Gospel of Matthew 2. Size of the image incl. the caption: 20,5 …

From M.Pollak Antiquariat - Est.1899

$150.00


THE NATIVITY OF OUR SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST by ORIGINAL ANTIQUE NEW TESTAMENT ETCHING - THE NATIVITY

1688. First Edition . No Binding. Fine. G.Freman. ORIGINAL ANTIQUE BIBLE PRINT ( etching- copperplate), DATED 1688, depicting the Nativity of Jesus according to the description in the Gospel of Luke, 11 Size of the image incl. the caption: 20,5 x 33,5 …

From M.Pollak Antiquariat - Est.1899

$150.00


THE CHRISTMAS ORATORIO [FOR THE TIME BEING]: CARBON COPY OF A TYPED MANUSCRIPT WITH CHORAL SETTINGS by AUDEN, W. H

wraps. Good and possibly unique. A 43-page 7-3/4" x 13-3/4" carbon copy typescript laid loosely into a makeshift folder consisting of a large piece of graph paper with the title THE CHRISTMAS ORATORIO/W. H. AUDEN written in pencil in an unknown hand on …

From Charles Agvent

$6,250.00


C. Cornelii Taciti opera : quae extant omnia. Ad editionem optimam Joh. Fre. Gronovii accurate expressa. by TACITUS, Cornelius

1743 1st Scottish ed Tacitus Annals Histories Roman Empire Nero ROME Gronovius "The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws." ― Tacitus, The Annals Cornelius Tacitus was a 1st-century Roman historian who is now remembered for his two major…

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books

$499.00


Eloise At Christmastime by Thompson, Kay

New York: Simon & Schuster. As New in As New dust jacket. 1999. Second Edition; First Printing; Signed by Illustrator. Hardcover. 0689830394 . Beautiful Simon & Schuster edition first printing copy in As New/As New condition, SIGNED by Hilary Kni…

From Books Tell You Why, Inc.

$210.00


What does Christmas really mean 1909 Hardcover by Mccutcheon-jones

7 5/8" X 5 1/4" HC with green boards and picture of mother and child as first appeared in The Chicago Tribune. First thus authentic book expanded edition published by Forbes in 1909. Edges and corners are very worn with a small sticker which says Hope on…

From booksnvintage

$100.00


The First Christmas ( in RARE dust wrapper) by Wallace, Lew

New York and London: Harper & Brother Publishers, 1902. New York and London, Harper & Brother Publishers, 1902, Decorative Cloth. First Edition, 1902. vii, 109 pages. Publisher's lavender cloth blocked in gilt and argent on upper cover, spine…

From Dale Steffey Books, ABAA

$500.00


Auntie Mame, An Irreverent Escapade by Dennis, Patrick

Dennis, Patrick. Auntie Mame: An Irreverent Escapade. Vanguard Press 1959 First Edition, Stated Third Printing Thus. "Life is a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death!" Used. VG/G. Price-clipped DJ is now protected in a mylar wrap. One of t…

From Mary Riversong Books

$600.00


A Cracker Bon-Bon for Christmas Parties: Consisting of Christmas Pieces, for Private Representation, and Other Seasonable Matter, in Prose and Verse by Robert B. Brough

London: David Bogue, 1852. Red blind stamped decorated boards with bright gold gilt title and decoration. Color hand colored frontpiece (rare). Original red cloth. Upper board detached but present. Interior pages very good with b/w illustrations. ALSO…

From Laura's Rare Books

$539.00


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