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CHRISTMAS BOOKS

CHRISTMAS BOOKS

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1 (Ernest NISTER) CHROMOLITHOGRAPHY. We Praise Thee O God. Te Deum Calendar for 1910.
Ernest Nister. London. 1909 
First edition, limited, this being number 1829. Slim 12mo. A gift book, 24pp. lovingly produced by Ernest Nister with 8 full colour chromo-litho plates of angels and other religious art and the pages have the appearence of an illuminated manuscript. Text is in blue, red, green and gilt and each page is decorated as if a hand-done illuminated manuscript using all the colours and much illumination. Original stiff art-vellum board with upper board illustrated in gilt and orange with orange text, extremities sl. rubbed, upper board sl. marked, gift inscription o/w contents fresh, clean and sound. 48046 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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2 ARMYTAGE, A. J. Green. (Ernest NISTER) Rainbows. A Calendar of Promise for 1912. Compiled by Armytage.
Ernest Nister. London. 1911 
First edition, limited, this being number 2948. Slim12mo. A gift book, 28pp. lovingly produced by Ernest Nister with full colour illustrated endpapers, decorated text in blue, red and black with bordered text and initial letters illuminated in gilt. Original stiff art-vellum board with upper board illustrated in green with purple text, extremities rubbed, small mark to upper board, contents fresh, clean and sound. 48044 
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3 BALLAM, Harry and DIGBY MORTON, Phyllis. The Christmas Book. Edited by Harry Ballam and Phyllis Digby Morton.
Sampson Low. N.d. 
Illustrated in colour and b/w, with carols to cold. e/ps. Original red cloth, gilt, vignette in gilt to upper bd. Lower bd. creased and grubby, spine creased and knocked at head and tail. upper edge of upper bd. bumped, lower extremities sl. worn. Outer edges sl. foxed and sl. grubby. Lower hinge visible and sl. loose. No date, ink inscript. to rear of half-title dated 1949. Some lower corners of pages creased, contents clean and sound. Good only. 32179 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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4 CAMPBELL, R. J. The Story of Christmas.
Collins. London. n.d. (c1930's) 
DW. VG-/Poor. Please contact us for further information. 32177 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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5 DICKENS, Charles. With Illustrations by Peter Fluck and Roger Law. Photographed by John Lawrence Jones. A Christmas Carol in prose being a ghost story of Christmas by Charles Dickens.
1979 
Allen Lane. 1979. First Edition thus. Hardback. DW. Illustrated. A very clean and fresh copy. 72180 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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6 FOSS, Hannen [Ed.] The Riches of Christmas.
Blandford Press, London. 1952. 
First edition collected thus. DW. Red cloth, gilt to spine and upper. 204pp. Contributors include Hilaire Belloc, Elizabeth Goudge, Daphne du Maurier, T.S. Eliot. Colour plates and decorations, b/w plates and ills. DW chipped and worn at extremities. VG/VG- 32185 
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7 GASKIN, Arthur J. [Chiswick Press] BIRMINGHAM ART SCHOOL. A Book of Pictured Carols. Designed under the direction of.....
George Allen. London. 1893 
First edition. Printed at The Chiswick Press. No DW. Beige cloth backstrip with boards. 74pp. Illustrated with very attractive woodcuts. Boards are stained with rubbing to outer edges. Endpapers are browned with a couple of pink stains to lower margins of endpapers and very light foxing to contents o/w a delightful copy. VG. 66639 
Price: 80.00 GBP
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8 HADFIELD, Miles and John. The Twelve Days of Christmas.
Cassell and Company, London 1961. 
Proof copy, paperback. 174pp. Fine plates, many in colour, and other ills. from extremely various sources. Margins of cover browned and worn with small portion torn from outer tail corner of upper. VG- 32187 
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9 HEATH-STUBBS, John. A Partridge In A Pear Tree. Poems for the twelve days of Christmas. Illustrations by Emily Johns.
Hearing Eye, London. 1988. 
First edition paperback. V. sl. wear to cover. VG ISBN 1 870841077 32186 
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10 HELLER, Steven. Artists' Christmas Cards. Compiled by Steven Heller.
A & W Publishers, New York. 1979 
First edition. DW. Profusely illustrated with cold. and b/w reproductions of Christmas cards. Head and tail of spine sl. worn, extremities grubby. VG/VG in edge browned wrapper.p ISBN 0894790498 32180 
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11 LOCKE, William J. A Christmas Mystery. The Story of Three Wise Men. Illustrated by W.W. Lendon.
John Lane, London. 1922. 
Blue cloth, gilt to spine and upper. 36pp + colour plates. Spine sunned, bds. less so. VG 32188 
Price: 12.50 GBP
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12 MOORE, Clement Clarke. The Night Before Christmas. A Pop-Up Story Book.
1994 
Granddreams Limited, London. 1994. First Edition Thus. Hardback. No DW. Laminated boards. Colour pop-up illustrations throughout. A delightful copy which is very clean and fresh. 72261 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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13 ROBECK, Nesta de. The Christmas Crib.
Burns & Oats. London. 1938. 
DW. Blue cloth, gilt. 154pp. 38 b/w plates. Bibliography. Edges of bds. sl. rubbed, spine ends sl. crumpled, l.bd. sl. mottled. Inscrip. to f.fep. DW sunned, chipped worn and torn at extremities but now neatly in clear plastic wrapper. VG-/Good 32182 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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14 SMITH, Dorothy Hall. Pictures by Gertrude Elliott Espenscheid. The Tall Book Of Christmas. Selected by...
1960 
Edmund Ward, London. 1960. First Edition. Hardback. DW. Tall slim 4to. Colour and b/w illustrations. Ownership inscription. Wrapper is a little worn and chipped at extremities o/w a generally clean and sound copy. 72272 
Price: 75.00 GBP
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15 STREATFEILD, Noel. Illustrated by Sara Silcock. The Noel Streatfeild Christmas Holiday Book. An Anthology.
1979 
Book Club Associates. London. 1979. First Edition Thus. Hardback with DW. Illustrated. Tall slim 8vo. A very clean and fresh copy. 72514 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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16 STRODE, William [Ed.] Old Christmases. Illustrated by Anthony Gross.
Sampson Low Marston & Co., London. n.d. [c.1950] 
Small, tall narrow format with card covers and pretty colour period-illustrated card DW designed to allow for sending in post as "A Greetings Book". 46pp. Drawings throughout + four full-page and in colour. Extremities sl. rubbed, margins of upper sl. browned. VG 32190 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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