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image of KITTY HAWK 1894.

KITTY HAWK 1894.

by Frost, Robert. (Robert Lee Frost, 1874-1963).

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Published
1956
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First Edition
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(New York): Henry Holt, 1956. Unpaginated, 6" H. A single poem, printed at The Spiral Press, New York for Henry Holt and Company as a Christmas greeting for 1956. Attached decorated dust wrapper with flaps. A soft crease on the bottom half of the front cover near the hinge. . First Edition. Stapled in Wraps. Very Good+.… Read more
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THE STORY OF ADAM AND CHRIST.

by Sayers, Dorothy L.

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Fair
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NZ$50.88

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London: Hamish Hamilton No publication date, but with Christmas greeting dated 1955 on blank page. 11 1/2" H - three folded panels (approx. 23" wide when extended). Front panel illustrated in black, white, gold and red, centre panel reproduces a full colour window painted by Fritz Wegner and is flanked by 27 verses by Dorothy L. Sayers: Adam and… Read more
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image of 3 VINTAGE CHRISTMAS CARDS - 1. CAT.  2. DOG.  3. CHILDREN CAROLLING.  WITH ORIGINAL ENVELOPES.

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3 unused, single sheet cards (i.e. not folded cards), c1920/30s, each with its original, unused envelope. No manufacturer's markings. 1. Red-ribboned cat - card size 5 1/8" H x 4 1/8" W - with verse: "I wish you / A MERRIE CHRISTMAS / and then the BEST OF YEARS / As full of satisfaction - / As this pussy cat… Read more
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image of VINTAGE CHRISTMAS CARD "MAY THE PEACE OF ALLAH".  DECORATED ENVELOPE.

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Single sheet card (i.e. not a folded card), c1920/30s, with unusual verse. "Christmas Greetings / I pray the prayer the Easterners do, / May the Peace of Allah abide with you / Wherever you stay, wherever you go, / May the beautiful palms of Allah grow; / Through the days of labor and nights of rest, / May the… Read more
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THE SPECIAL LITTLE DONKEY.

by Brooks-Hill, Helen.

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Published
1969
Condition
Very Good-
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Canada: Privately Printed, 1969. Unpaginated (approx. 24 pages), 9 3/4" H. Black & white and blue & black illustrations. The little donkey who was present at the nativity, bore Mary & Jesus on their flight to Egypt and Jesus on his entry in Jerusalem, tells his story. Interior - small 1969 Christmas greeting in ink on first… Read more
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FROM SAINT NICHOLAS TO SANTA CLAUS.

by Jones, E. Willis.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1952
Condition
Good
Edition
Limited Edition
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NZ$43.61

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Chicago: George And Lena Arents / Printed By Philip Reed , 1952. 11 pp, 9 3/4" H. Red card with pale yellow cord binding, title label pasted on front cover. Title page continues: "with best wishes for a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year Mr. & Mrs. George Arents 1952". Printed in a limited edition… Read more
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THE FOX AT THE MANGER.

by Travers, P.L. (Pamela Lyndon Travers.)

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Capricorn Books
Published
1962
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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New York: W.W. Norton, 1962. 75 pp, 7 3/4" H. By the author of the Mary Poppins books. Monotone illustrations throughout. Three small boys are taken to St. Paul's Cathedral for a Chistmas Eve service shortly after the end of World War II. They have been told to each bring a toy they no longer want… Read more
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THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS. THE CLASSIC EDITION.

by Moore, Clement C.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1995
Condition
Very Good
Edition
8th Printing
ISBN
9781561384761
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NZ$25.44

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Philadelphia: Courage / Running Press, 1995. 48 pp, 13 1/4" H. Beautifully illustrated throughout with full page colour drawings and b&w vignettes - red decorative borders at top/bottom of the text pages. " 'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse." The beloved Christmas Eve… Read more
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image of THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS.  CHRISTMAS NUMBER 1955, No. 6081A, Vol. 227 + CHRISTMAS NUMBER 1956, No. 6126A, Vol. 229 + CHRISTMAS NUMBER 1959, No. 6274A, Vol. 235.  3 ITEMS.

THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS. CHRISTMAS NUMBER 1955, No. 6081A, Vol. 227 + CHRISTMAS NUMBER 1956, No. 6126A, Vol. 229 + CHRISTMAS NUMBER 1959, No. 6274A, Vol. 235. 3 ITEMS.

by Gilbert, Anthony; Macardle, Dorothy; Bucke, Marion; Bryant, Arthur, Sir; Laver, James; Aickman, Robert; Muir, Marie, et al.

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Published
1955
Condition
Good+
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NZ$72.69

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London: Illustrated London News, 1955. 3 Christmas Numbers of The Illustrated London News (1955, 1956 & 1959), 14 1/2" H x 10 1/4" W. Christmas 1955 - 56 pp, articles include: Trafalgar from the French Point of View: The Report of Captain Lucas; "Give me a ring" by Anthony Gilbert; Art in cap and bells: Trompe-l'oeil masterpieces designed to… Read more
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THE HIGH WORLD.

by Bemelmans, Ludwig.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1954
Condition
Very Good -
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NZ$36.35

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New York: Harper & Brothers, 1954. 113 pp, 9 1/4" H. Orange/brown cloth with white lettering on spine, blue illustration on front board. Blue & white pictorial endpapers, b&w drawings, colour plates. By the author/illustrator of the Madeline books. "High in the mountains of the Austrian Tyrol lived the Amrainer family. They lived in a cabin… Read more
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THE BIRTHDAY: A MERRY TALE WITH MANY PICTURES.

by Fischer, Hans.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1954
Condition
Good
Edition
Later Printing
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NZ$101.77

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New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1954. Unpaginated, oblong (8 7/8" H x 12 3/4" D). Copyright date of 1954, but later printing with price of $4.50 on dust jacket. Endpapers with charming pattern of kittens and balls of wool, colour illustrations throughout by the author/illustrator of "Pitschi". "In a clearing in the forest lived old Lisette… Read more
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BEULAH / TOMMY / 952 KING: A CHRISTMAS EVE STORY. 3 VOLUMES.

by Krause, Karl H.

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Capricorn Books
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
Limited, Numbered Editions.
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NZ$363.45

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Daytona Beach: Rook Press 3 hand printed and bound volumes, 9" H. "Beulah" - 1970, dark blue cloth with white lettering and Rook Press emblem on front board, 25 pp, No. 25 of 52 copies. Lino & woodcuts in /black/pink/white /blue/orange. Inscribed on title page: "April 22 - 1975 / A near lifetime has / just been… Read more
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THE BIGGEST DAY OF THE YEAR: THE OLD-TIME SCHOOL CHRISTMAS CONCERT.

by Charyk, John C.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1985
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780888331717
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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan: Western Producer Prairie Books, 1985. 134 pp, 11 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "The old-time Christmas concert is remembered almost unanimously by participants and onlookers alike as 'the biggest day of the year'. Every phase of the concert is featured in this wonderful book: from the first rehearsals to the unpredictably disastrous moments on concert night;… Read more
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GRANDMOTHER'S TREE.

by Tyrrell, Avril.

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Published
2003
Condition
Fine
ISBN
9781896899244
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Burlington, Ontario: North Shore, 2003. Unpaginated, small 4to (10 1/4" H). Signed by author and illustrator on half title page. Charming colour illustrations, including directions for making two Christmas tree decorations from the story. "Decorating grandmother's Christmas tree is a much loved family tradition. Every year it is the same - almost. The paper Santa, the… Read more
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ANCIENT ENGLISH CHRISTMAS CAROLS, 1400-1700.

by Rickert, Edith. Collected and arranged by.

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Good
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Toronto: Musson 317 pp, 6 5/8" H. B&w frontispiece. Maroon leather boards (front board with blind stamped decorative border and title/author in gold lettering). Spine is a recent replacement (red leather with gold lettering) - see attached scan. New marbled endpapers. Half title page removed. *Includes lyrics of carols only - no musical notation.*… Read more
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HENRY MORGAN & CO. LIMITED 1908 CHRISTMAS CATALOGUE.

by Henry Morgan & Co.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1992
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
Reprint
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Hudson's Bay Company, 1992. 48 pp, 9 1/2" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings. A reproduction of the 1908 Christmas catalogue of the prestigious Montreal department store, Henry Morgan & Co. Includes jewellery, furs, dolls, roller skates, footballs, games, Indian novelties, glassware, umbrellas, etc., etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks.… Read more
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GRANDMOTHER'S TREE.

by Tyrrell, Avril.

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Published
2003
Condition
Fine
ISBN
9781896899244
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Burlington, Ontario: North Shore, 2003. Unpaginated, small 4to (10 1/4" H). Charming colour illustrations, including directions for making two Christmas tree decorations from the story. "Decorating grandmother's Christmas tree is a much loved family tradition. Every year it is the same - almost. The paper Santa, the Christmas elf, the silver bird and their companions, are… Read more
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DELIA'S HAPPY CHRISTMAS.

by Smith, Delia. Photography by Petrina Tinslay.

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Published
2009
Condition
Very Good +
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NZ$43.61

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London: Ebury, 2009. 311 pp, 11 1/8" H. "Still daunted by the prospect of cooking for Christmas? Is this your first Christmas catering for family and friends? Looking for brand-new ideas to celebrate over the festive season, or do you fancy getting to grips with a totally traditional Christmas? Above all, do you want to be able to join… Read more
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CHRISTMAS CATALOGUE 1897. THE T. EATON CO. LIMITED.

by T. Eaton Co. (Eaton's).

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Condition
Very Good -
Edition
Facsimile Edition.
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Toronto: T. Eaton Co. / facsimile reprint by David E. Scott Publishing 72 pp, 8 1/4" H, - stapled in wraps. An additional 10 pp, stapled at top corner and folded in half are laid in. Lots of b&w drawings. A facsimile reprint of Eaton's Christmas for 1897 with Christmas crackers, books, toys, perfumes, furs, jewelry, linens, hats, furniture and… Read more
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HORATIO.

by Johnston, Bev.

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Published
1992
Condition
Very Good+
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Self-published, 1992. 48 pp (printed on one side of leaf only), oblong (7" H x 11" D), soft cover (cerlox binding at top edge of pages). Horatio is a mouse who lived in the Port Nelson United Church, Burlington, Ontario. Through him, we learn about the activities and events that take place in the church. Two tiny… Read more
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