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London, England: Hodder and Stoughton, 1893, 1900-34. 4to. half leather, cloth; and stiff paper wrappers. variously paginated. 34 volumes. Union List I, 741. Set of 34 volumes includes bound set, Volumes XIX (October 1900-March 1901), XX (April-September 1901), XXI (October-December 1901). Also includes loose Christmas supplements 1893, 1900 and 1902-34. 1901 Chistmas supplement included in bound set. Illustrated. Bound set rubbed and scuffed at edges. Most loose supplements chipped at edges, especially spines. Covers of 1893 supplement loose. Inside front hinge of bound volume cracked. READ MORE about THE BOOKMAN
(Pittsburgh, PA): privately printed, (1922). 16mo. woven silk covered boards. (12) pages. Inscribed by the author / printer at the end of the text. Printed in black with red and green decorated borders. Silk covers detached from boards. READ MORE about A BOOK OF WERSE, BY THE AUTHOR OF THE HAUNTED CASTLE, THE BOOK OF THE TWELEVE LETTERS, GRAPHICA A...
Paris, France: L'Illustration, 1925-40. folio. stiff paper wrappers. variously paginated. 10 Volumes. Text in French. (Union List III, 1837-8). L'llustration was a French weekly periodical which commenced publication in 1843 and ceased in 1944 when its editor was accused of collaboration with the German occupiers during World War II. This is a collection of 10 of the very special Christmas issues published in 1925, 1930-2, 1934, and 1936-40. Each issue with color and black and... READ MORE about L' ILLUSTRATION
Los Angeles, CA: (John Henry Nash), 1931. 4to. self paper wrappers, top edge cut, other edges uncut. (4) pages. Christmas greeting, "Christmas Bells," by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Small greeting card laid in. Pages French-fold. READ MORE about CHRISTMAS GREETINGS
N.P. (but Stockton, CA): The Vine Press, 1932. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (14) pages. Limited to 60 numbered copies of which this is number "1." A Christmas keepsake. With a printed "note" from the printer. READ MORE about MARGERY DAW, A LYRIC FROM UNDER A FOOL'S CAP
N.P. n.p., 1934. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 21 pages. Inscribed on front cover from the compiler to Sir Matthew Nathan. A privately issued Christmas printing regarding the literary Kingsleys. READ MORE about KINGSLEYS. WITH CHRISTMAS GREETINGS FROM RICHARD WALDEN HALE
Portland: Southworth-Anthoensen Press, 1936, 1937, 1938. small 8vo. first two are cloth-backed boards, third is cloth, first is enclosed in publisher's box. xxiv,(iv); xxiv,114,(4); ix,77,(3) pages. 3 volumes. Complete set; second volume limited to 1500 copies; third volume limited to 500 copies. Light cover rubbing. READ MORE about CHRISTMAS BOOKS. With A BIBLIOGRAPHICAL CHECK-LIST OF CHRISTMAS BOOKS With MORE CHRISTMAS BOOKS....
Chicago, IL: Black Cat Press, 1938. 12mo. stiff paper wrappers, cord-tied. 15+(1) pages. Limited to 200 numbered copies signed by the author. Contains 2 wood engravings by Joners. A Christmas pamphlet. READ MORE about THE LEAST OF THESE, MICKEY, BELOVED ITINERANT AND AN EERIE INCIDENT, A TRUE TALE OF INNOCENCE
N.P. Privately printed for the friends of the author (by William E. Rudge's Sons)`, 1940. 12mo. stiff paper wrappers. (ii), 7, (3) pages. Beautifully printed Christmas greeting issued by this book-collector. Printed by Rudge in black and green with one color illustration of the falls. The author's reminiscening about his trip to the Victoria Falls in Africa. READ MORE about MOSI OA TUNYA
Ormond Beach, FL: The Doldrums, 1944. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 9 pages. A short biography on the famous treasure hunter and "first Royal Governor of Massachusetts". Presentation page completed in pen. READ MORE about WILLIAM PHIPS (1651-1695), AN UNCOMMON MAN
Ormond Beach, Florida: Privately printed, 1945. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 19 pages. First edition in book form. Issued as a Christmas book by Zabriskie for 1945. With special presentation page with name of recipient filled-in in ink. Jacket faded. READ MORE about A LITTLE ABOUT WASHINGTON IRVING
N.P. n.p., 1945. 8vo. self paper wrappers, printed French fold, cord tassle. (4) pages. Program for the 1945 Christmas party of the Rudge publishing firm. With list of names and special notation of those "in service," presumable the military. READ MORE about RUDGE XMAS PARTY
N.P. Rand McNally & Co., 1946. oblong 12mo. stiff paper wrappers. not paginated. Contains 15 engravings. "The following pages are faithful reproductions of part of a booklet distributed by Rand McNally & Company about the year 1879 to show the varied aspects of a progressive, up-to-date printing and publishing establishment of that day. When it was issued, Rand McNally was over twenty years old, having grown from the one-man print shop established by William H.... READ MORE about WISHING YOU A VERY MERRY OLD-FASHIONED CHRISTMAS IN THIS OUR NINETIETH YEAR
Illustrations from Photographs by the Author.
New York: Privately printed, 1948. 8vo. cloth. 68 pages. Illustrations from Photographs by the Author. Christmas book issued describing Van Sinderen's trip to Central America. Spine faded. READ MORE about ISTHMUS MAXIMUS
(New York): Mr. & Mrs. George Arents, 1948. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers, cord-tied. (12) pages with facsimile sheets tipped-in. Limited to 434 copies. Reproduces in facsimile the handwritten poetry of Charles Norman. READ MORE about A SEASON'S GARLAND WITH BEST WISHES FOR A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR
Ormond Beach, FL: The Doldrums, 1951. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 26+(1) pages. Limited to 750 copies. With several black-and-white plates throughout. A short historical account. Presentation page completed in pen. READ MORE about PERRY'S EXPEDITION TO JAPAN 1853-1854
Eine weihnacthliche Erzählung von Leo Tolstoi, Mit drei Illustrationen von Willi Dirx.
Frankfurt a. M. D. Stempel AG, (1952). 8vo. paper-covered boards. 31+(1) pages. Eine weihnacthliche Erzählung von Leo Tolstoi, Mit drei Illustrationen von Willi Dirx. Written in German. Tipped-in are three black-and-white illustrations. Minor wear. READ MORE about WO LIEBE IST DA IST GOTT