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FOUR (4) VINTAGE CHRISTMAS BOOKLETS
FUN TO DECORATE WITH AND READ
Offered as a lot are these four softcover Christmas holiday booklets, the largest of which measures about 5 inches by 7 1/8 inches.
Included are (left to right, top to bottom):
A CHRISTMAS SONG – by John H. Finley, David C. Cook Publishing Co., Elgin, IL – printed in Germany, no date but 19th century – a poem and some great color lithos – 12 pages
THE TWINS CHRISTMAS PRESENTED BY SANTA CLAUS at Strawbridge * Clothier’s, Philadelphia. By Esther M. Watson, Illustrated by Edith F. Ebey, 1921, 24 pages, B&W illustrations – 24 pages
A VISIT FROM SAINT NICHOLAS by Clement C. Moore. Re-creation of the 1849 Illustrated Edition of which only two copies are known to exist. This copy reproduced from the copy in the Rare Book Division of the New York Public Library. – 16 pages
SANTA’S BOOK – THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS – “Lion Store Toyland”, Toledo – great color covers, 16 pages of the poem, all with black and red and black illustrations – again some loose pages.
and sample interior pages of each – note one binding is loose
Price for these four booklets together as a lot – $25
1944 — CHRISTMAS A-B-C by Rev. LOUIS A. GALES — UNCOMMON
Published by The Guild Associates, Saint Paul, Minnesota, illustrations by Gladys Allie. Softcover booklet measuring about 5 inches by 7 7/8 inches with 32 pages with full color illustrations. Recites the birth of Christ followed by four poems: How Happy Were the Little Lambs; The Christmas Tree; The Friendly Beasts; and, Of A Christmas Toy Shop.
Nice cross-over collectible for a children’s book collection, ABC collection, Christmas collection, or a religious collection
Price for this ABC Booklet – $20
c1910 – BOYS AND GIRLS CHRISTMAS BOOK
PERFECT HOLIDAY DECORATION PIECE
“Bright and Cheerful Stories for the Young People” – The Fireside Series published by Hurst & Company, New York. No date, unpaginated, and I did not count the pages since the pages are brittle.. Hardcover book measures about 7 3/4 inches by about 10 3/8 inches. IMPORTANT NOTE — This book was printed on acidic and extremely brittle paper – in fact the first few pages are detached, and others exhibit tears and wear. Not really something to sit and read without further degradation. The redeeming value (and the collectibility of this book) is the cheerful illustration on the front board, and the colorful frontispiece. Internal illustrations are Black and White. Wear to the boards, but for display in your holiday decorations, or under you tree, this is a nice addition, and any title in this Hurst series is extremely uncommon – thus the price (still a bargain).
PRICE — $22.50