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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


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


Babar And Father Christmas (1940, Random House 1st Ed. w/Dj) by De Brunhoff, Jean

De Brunhoff, Jean: Babar and Father Christmas (Babar et le Pare Noel). Childrens Book. Random House 1st Edition, 1940. In RARE original unclipped dust jacket price 1.00/1.00. Used. Very Good/Good. A nice clean copy. Please see our photos. …

From Mary Riversong Books


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


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


Twas the Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore

Charming antique copy of "Twas the Night Before Christmas" - A Visit From St. Nicholas by Clement C. Moore. 1912; Houghton Mifflin Company; Boston and New York. The book features wonderful color illustrations on every page by JESSIE WILLCOX SMITH. Illustr…

From CraigsClassics


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.



1688. 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 x 33,5 cm. ( 8,07" x 13.18") - Size of the who…

From M.Pollak Antiquariat - Est.1899



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


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


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


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


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…



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