Here are the 23 Christmas and holiday titles that we have catalogued at RAY BOAS, BOOKSELLER in Walpole, New Hampshire that are available as of November 14, 2008. Make a note of the (Order No) just before the price, and here is how to order any of them.

1. Baker, Edna Dean, A CHILD IS BORN, Whitman Publishing Co., Racine, WI, 1932, illustrated by Mary Royt, 24pp, very good++, wraps (softcover), Nice oversize Christmas book with wonderful color illustrations. Probably never read or handled, like new - paper has yellowed just a tad., (Order No: 46114 ), $15.00

2. Beerbohm, Max, A CHRISTMAS GARLAND, E. P. Dutton & Company, New York, 1918, 198pp, very good, 1/2 leather, raised bands (hardcover) lt corner wear, Stories by notable writers, many of which appeared in "The Saturday Review.", (Order No: 53867 ), $75.00

3. Benoit, Pierre, CHRISTMAS: A PICTORIAL PILGRIMAGE, Abingdon Press, Nashville, (1969), B&W and color ill., 124pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), Climb the slopes of to Bethlehem...walk the Shepherd's Field - capture the true meaning of Christmas as you make a pilgrim's journey to the Holy Land throught the pages of this fascinating book., (Order No: 11438 ), $5.00

4. Boltin, Lee (photographed by) (commentary by Olga Raggio), THE NATIVITY: THE CHRISTMAS CRECHE AT THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART, Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, NY, (1969), color illustrations, unpaginated, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), THE LORETTA HINES HOWARD COLLECTION. In this beautiful book, Christ's Nativity is told in the words of the King James Bible and illustrated with full color photographs of the eighteenth-century Neapolitan creche presented to The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1964 by Loretta Hines Howard., (Order No: 43923 ), $8.00

5. Browning, Robert, SO THIS THEN IS CHRISTMAS EVE, Roycrofters - Roycroft Shop, East Aurora, NY, (1899), 82pp, good+, limp leather (hardcover) leather faded/worn as usual, Internally very good, clean and tight copy, but with the usual fading and wear to the limp leather covers. Inital letters are hand colored, and gilded. An uncommon Roycrofter item for your Arts and Crafts or Mission collection., (Order No: 43499 ), $75.00

6. Davies, Valentine (illustrations by Tomie dePaola), MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, New York, (1984) 1st ed, ill. by Tomie de Paola, 118pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0152545263 Bookplate for this edition signed by illustrated Tomie dePaola affixed to the front free endpaper., (Order No: 3960 ), $30.00

7. Dickens, Charles, MR. PICKWICK'S CHRISTMAS, The Platt & Peck Co., New York, (1906), ill. by George A. Williams, 150pp, very good+, blue cloth (hardcover) foxing on frontis, "Being an account of the Pickwickian's Christmas at the Manor Farm, of the Adventures Threre; The Tale of the Goblin who Stole a Sexton, and of the Famous Sports on the Ice." Light foxing on the frontispiece. Bright gilt stampings and pictorial pastedown on front boards. This is one of my favorite Dicken's Christmas editions., (Order No: 40092 ), $45.00

8. Domanska, Janina, DIN DAN DON IT'S CHRISTMAS, Greenwillow Books, New York, (1975), ill. by Janina Domanska, unpaginated, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0688800033 Illustrated with the feel of stain-glass windows, Polish artist Janina Domanska retells this Polish Christmas carol. This copy from the author's estate., (Order No: 6802 ), $12.50

9. Domanska, Janina, THE FIRST NOEL, Greenwillow Books, New York, (1986) 1st ed, ill. by Janina Domanska, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), Domanska takes the words of a familiar carol and transforms them into a glorious pageant with wonderful illustrations., (Order No: 6803 ), $20.00

10. Duncan, Norman, CHRISTMAS EVE AT TOPMAST TICKLE, Fleming H. Revell Company, New York, (1910), B&W illustrations, 32pp, good, wraps (softcover) owner's stamped name, (Order No: 50640 ), $10.00

11. Godfrey, Thomas (editor), MURDER FOR CHRISTMAS, Avenel Books, New York, (1989), ill. by Gahan Wilson, 465pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0517690403 26 tales of seasonal malice by Agatha Christie, Ngaio Marsh, Woody Allen, Ellery Queen, Rex Stout, Robert Louis Stevenson, and others., (Order No: 11444 ), $5.00

12. Harland, Marion, THE CHRISTMAS HOLLY, Sheldon & Co., Publishers, New York, 1867, tinted illustrations, 86pp, very good+, decorated brown cloth, aeg (hardcover), (Order No: 49457 ), $125.00

13. Hoffman, Paul, COUNTRY CHRISTMAS: A REMINISCENCE, Poor Richard's Press, Knoxville, TN, 1938 1st ed, B&W illustrations, unpaginated, very good, red cloth spine, paper covered boards (hardcover), This edition limited to 500 copies, of which 450 numbered copies, signed by the author are for sale., (Order No: 27531 ), $20.00

14. Joy, Jane Ellis, WHAT OF THE MERRY CHRISTMAS?, Duffield & Co., New York, 1911, 14pp, very good, pictorial boards (hardcover) no dustjacket, A small essay on the legends of Christmas., (Order No: 50470 ), $20.00

15. Lake, Kirsopp, THE CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL - AN ADDRESS DELIVERED BY KIRSOPP LAKE AT THE PIERPONT MORGAN LIBRARY 15 DECEMBER 1935, Privately Printed, New York, 1937, sepia toned frondtis, 28pp, good, brown paper covered boards (hardcover) owner's inscription, "Five hundred copies privately printed by Frederic Warde 1937", (Order No: 52191 ), $20.00

16. Milhous, Katherine, SNOW OVER BETHLEHEM, Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, (1945), ill. by the author, 99pp, good+, gray cloth (hardcover) (no dustjacket), NOT a first edition., (Order No: 7213 ), $7.50

17. Mohr, Joseph (verses by); illustrated by Susan Jeffers, SILENT NIGHT, E. P. Dutton, Inc., New York, (1984), ill. by Susan Jeffers, unpaginated, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0525441441 An illustrated version of the well-known German Christmas hymn celebrating the birth of Christ., (Order No: 39995 ), $15.00

18. Reader's Digest Association, THE READER'S DIGEST BOOK OF CHRISTMAS, Reader's Digest Association, Pleasantville, NY, (1973), color illustrations, 303pp, very good w/good but lightly worn dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 6864 ), $7.50

19. Simont, Marc (pictures by); Trent, Robbie, THE FIRST CHRISTMAS, Harper & Brothers, New York, (1948), ill. by Marc Simont, unpaginated, good+ w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover), Fourteen full-page color illustrations by Marc Simont., (Order No: 31057 ), $12.50

20. Tiepolo, Giovanni Domenico (etchings by); Ives, Colta Fella (introduction and captions by), PICTURESQUE IDEAS ON THE FLIGHT INTO EGYPT, George Braziller, New York, (1972), 27 B&W plates, unpaginated, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 080761047X This suite of etchings is one of the most enchanting portrayals of the Christmas story. In the twenty-seven plates, Tiepolo departed from a tradition in which sacred personages paraded only on clouds or dwelled in mists. He envisioned a Holy family that travelled on earth and imaginatively placed them in the rustic scenery of his native Italy., (Order No: 13703 ), $8.50

21. Van Dyke, Henry, THE LOST WORD: A CHRISTMAS LEGEND OF LONG AGO, Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1898 1st ed, 71pp, good+, green cloth w/gilt stampings, teg (hardcover), Frontispiece and three illustrations - photogravures from original drawings by Corwin Knapp Linson., (Order No: 18014 ), $20.00

22. Wallace, Lew, THE FIRST CHRISTMAS, Harper & Brothers, New York, 1902 1st ed, ill. by William M. Johnson, 109pp, very good, teg bright gold and silver stampings (hardcover), From "BEN-HUR". BAL 20851., (Order No: 6888 ), $12.50

23. Yolen, Jane (illustrations and decorations by Tomie dePaola) (original music and arrangements by Adam Stemple), HARK! A CHRISTMAS SAMPLER, G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, (1991) 1st ed, color illustrations, 128pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 039921853X A collection of stories, poems, legends, folktales, and carols relating to Christmas., (Order No: 53481 ), $15.00

Ray Boas, Bookseller