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Rare Christmas Books Rare & Antiquarian Books

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.

Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer Spiral Bound NOT A Pop Up Book 69/0702 by Robert L. May

The back cover lists Other Title Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer which is the more common pop up version. There are No Pop Ups. The only date listed is the copyright date of 1939. The number in the top corner is 69/0702 which leads me to believe it was pub...

From booksnvintage


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.


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


A Christmas Carol in Prose being a Ghost Story of Christmas ( RARE & Scarce Illustrated Edition ) by Charles Dickens, Illustrated with Tissue guards by I. M. Gaugengigl & T. V. Chominski, Frontispiece author with light fox & small tear Tissue Guard, Inner Hinge slight Starting,

Nims & Knight Troy, NY, 1891. HB NODJ, 1891, 1st edition THUS, Interior nice, tight Clean light wear, Fox & few small tear chips edges pages, Brown Tan Green decorated Cloth Gold Gilt cover lightning TO cover EDGES & light wear rub, light Fox ...



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


A Christmas Carol by Dickens, Charles; with Arthur Rackham Illustrations

London: William Heinemann Ltd. No Date on title or copyright page, circa 1930, with price of 7/6 front flap. The first trade edition was published in 1915. In the original green cloth decorative boards, with decorative end pages, the same 12 color Rackham...

From Dale Steffey Books


Christmas Bells First Printing 1865 by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Various

Original 1865 Our Young Folks Christmas Bells by Henry W. Longfellow First Printing!Civil War Bound Volume 1 All monthly Issues of 1865 the first year of Our Young FolksCondition: Fair, half leather and marbled paper bound, spine cracked, hinges cracked b...

From The Franklin Bookstore


Silent Night with the Family Von Mouse, SIGNED by TOBY Illustrator, Presently being Developed as Animated Film by Pollinator Productions Hollywood, by By Brad Bluth, Color & B/W Illustrations & Cvr by Toby Bluth, who are Brothers, SIGNED & Inscribed BY TOBY in Ink

Bluth Brothers Pollinator Productions Hollywood, 1977. HARDBACK NODJ, Published 1977, Stated 1ST Edition, Dates Match on Title & Copyright pg, NF+/VG+, AS-IS, NOJACKET, ,Oversized Glossy Pictorial Color cover light wear scuff, 8 3/4 X 11 1/4 in. In...



The Chimes, The Holly Tree Inn & A Christmas Tree, Mr. Pickwick's Christmas by Charles Dickens

Great condition collection of 3 CHARLES DICKENS Christmas books from the early 1900's. Baker & Taylor Company "Williams Edition" published in New York. The books feature wonderful color plates and line drawings by George Alfred Williams. Gilt top edges. T...

From CraigsClassics


Twas the Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore

Charming, antique copy (not a reproduction) of "The Night Before Christmas" or, A Visit From St. Nicholas by Clement C. Moore. 1896 1st edition thus; McLoughlin Bros.; New York. The book features wonderful vibrant color illustrations on every page.Conditi...

From CraigsClassics



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 unknow...

From Charles Agvent


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.


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


Auntie Mame (Vanguard Press,1959 1st/3rd Thus w/ Dj) 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. Not an exlib item. VG/G. DJ is now protected in a mylar wrap. On...

From Mary Riversong


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