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1 Aldrich, Bess Streeter JOURNEY INTO CHRISTMAS AND OTHER STORIES
N.Y.: Appleton-Century, (1963). Reprint. Hardcover. Upper spine end and corner tips slightly bumped, else a very good copy in a fine dust jacket. 

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2 Allen, James Lane THE LAST CHRISTMAS TREE: An Idyl of Immortality
Portland, Maine: The Mosher Press, 1914. First edition, first printing. One of 50 numbered copies printed on Japan Vellum. Hardcover. Fine in a fine decorative dust jacket that uses a repeating lotus-flower pattern; housed in the publisher's original slipcase (mildly age-toned with minor edge wear). Tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of James Lane Allen. Octavo. [35] pages. 
"Printed at the beginning of World War I, this Mosher work concerns death, hope and remembrance. From Eragny Press books Mosher used form and colors that underscore these messages, red for blood and green for hope."--Dr. H.R.H. Beckwith. Scarce! 
Price: 150.00 USD
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3 Bailey, Temple THE TRANQUIL BEASTS: A Christmas Story
Philadelphia: Penn Publishing Company, (1925). First edition. Hardcover. Tanning to end-papers as usual else near fine in dust jacket. 

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4 Baird, Thomas LOSING PEOPLE
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1974). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in very good plus dust jacket with scar on rear panel from sticker. 

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5 Baldacci, David THE CHRISTMAS TRAIN
(New York): Warner Books/An AOL Time Warner Company, (2002). 0446525731 / 9780446525732 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
A journalist takes the train across the U.S. after things at the airport go awry. This begins a suspense-filled screwball adventure set on a locomotive at Christmas time. By the author of TOTAL CONTROL. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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6 Breathed, Berkeley RED RANGER CAME CALLING: A Guaranteed True Christmas Story
Boston/New York/London: Little, Brown and Company, (1994). 0316102490 / 9780316102490 Second printing of the paperback edition: an oversized square quarto-sized softcover. Fine, in illustrated wraps. As-new! 
"For Breathed, 'tis the season to be laugh-out-loud funny one page and cause a tiny tear to well in the reader's eye the next. Breathed's artwork is as wondrous and unpredictable as his tale."--PW. Inscribed and SIGNED by author/artist Breathed. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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7 Brett, Simon THE CHRISTMAS CRIMES AT PUZZEL MANOR
(New York, New York): Delacorte Press, (1992).; 0385308434 / 9780385308434 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Former Scotland Yard detective Jack Tarant and his girlfriend Maria have high hopes for a Christmas holiday weekend at the luxurious Puzzel Manor estate. However, soon after they arrive, they discover a body! 
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8 Bricusse, Leslie; illustrated by Errol Le Cain CHRISTMAS 1993 Or Santa's Last Ride
London/Boston: Faber and Faber, (1987). 0571146511 / 9780571146512 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Quarto. 
Picture-book holiday poem by the celebrated lyricist. This copy inscribed to the late oil magnate and movie mogul Marvin Davis, his wife Barbara and "all the other lovely Davises," dated --"XMAS 1989 (only 4 to go!)" -- and SIGNED by author Bricusse. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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9 Brock, Virginia; illustrations by Anne Marie Jauss PINATAS
Nashville/New York: Abingdon Press, (1966). 0687314364 / 9780687314362 First edition, first printing. Square octavo. Hardcover. Attractive bookplate tipped into half-title, else fine, in yellow pictorial cloth with orange pinata device to front cover, orange lettering to spine, pictorial endsheets; in an age-toned (especially to spine) illustrated dust jacket. 
Illustrated history of the colorful, exciting custom, with three stories for reading or telling, and specific step-by-step instructions, complete with photographs and diagrams, for making your own pinatas. Glossary, pronounciation guide. 112 pages. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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10 Caunitz, William J. EXCEPTIONAL CLEARANCE
New York: Crown, (1991). 0517584859 / 9780517584859 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Detective Lieutenant John Vinda is called upon to find a suspected serial killer before New york City is thrown into a panic during the Christmas season. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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11 Chiodo, Stephen, and Strain, Jim CHIODO BROS.' ALIEN XMAS
(Van Nuys, California): (Baby Tatto Books), (2006). 0972938842 / 9780972938846 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. Fiendishly charming color illustrations throughout by Charles Chiodo. 
X, a thieving alien sent to Earth on a grinch-ish mission to rob the entire planet, mistakes Santa’s workshop for a weapon-building facility and begins an alien invasion. Santa and elf must save Xmas, the human race, and teach aliens to give, not steal. 
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12 Dalrymple, Andrew Angus GOD BLESS US EVERY ONE!: Being an Imagined Sequel to "A Christmas Carol'
Toronto/New York/London/Sydney/Auckland: Methuen, (1985). 045899438 First edition. Large octavo. Hardcover. Fine in gilt-lettered red cloth; in a fine, illustrated dust jacket. 
Woodcut-style illustrations by Mark Summers accompany this addenda to the Dickens holiday perennial; by the author of the play A QUIET DAY IN BELFAST. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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13 Dams, Jeanne M. WINTER OF DISCONTENT
New York: Forge/A Tom Doherty Associates Book, (2004). 0765308053 / 9780765308054 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Dams involves her intrepid heroine Dorothy Martin in a Christmas-time whodunit that revolves around mysterious events that occurred during World War II. This "modern Miss Marple..."--(Rocky Mountain News) series won the Agatha Award. 
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14 Dams, Jeanne M. WINTER OF DISCONTENT
New York: Forge/A Tom Doherty Associates Book, (2004). 0765308053 / 9780765308054 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Amateur sleuth Dorothy Martin sets aside Christmas preparations to look into the disappearance of her best friend's beau in the Agatha-winnner's captivating ninth mystery to feature the expatriate American living in the medieval English town of Sherebury. 
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15 Drummond, John Keith TIS THE SEASON TO BE DYING
New York: St. Martin's, (1988). FIrst edition. Hardcover. Fine in a dust jacket with shelfwear & short tear to spine else very good plus. 

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16 Enright, Elizabeth, written and illustrated by A CHRISTMAS TREE FOR LYDIA
New York: Rinehart & Co., Inc., (1951). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 16mo (4" by 5 1/4"). 
An enchanting story of a little girl who longed for a Christmas tree. A small gift book illustrated by the author; originally published in Woman's Home Companion magazine as "A Tree for Lydia". Features six black-line illustrations on pink by Enright. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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17 Feehan, Christine DARK CELEBRATION: A Carpathian Reunion
New York: Berkley Books, (2006). 0425211673 / 9780425211670 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. New. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
The blood-drinking, mind-reading, shape-shifting Carpathian clan and their human friends gather for Christmas and to stave off encroaching enemies in this 14th Dark series novel--the first one to be published in hardcover. 
Price: 23.95 USD
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18 Field, Rachel, verses and illustrations by CHRISTMAS TIME
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1941. B0007E2FXY First edition, first printing. Hardcover. A hint of darkening to the edges of the covers, else fine, in pictorial boards; in an age-darkened, lightly worn, very good plus dust jacket. 24mo. 
Charming little collection of Christmas poems, old and new, long and short, some gay and some serious, accompanied by the author's drawings. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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19 Field, Rachel; pictures by Ilse Bischoff THE BIRD BEGAN TO SING
New York: William Morrow & Co., (1932). B00085RW3U First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Previous owner's name and date to front free endsheet, very minor scar to dedication page, else very close to fine; in red cloth with full-color paste-on front cover illustration; lacking dust jacket. 
Charming story of a homely Christmas miracle and a music-box bird by the author of HITTY: Her First Hundred Years; the illustrations by Bischoff are beguiling: four are full-color plates, scads are reproduced intext in b&w and black-and-red. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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20 Grimes, Martha JERUSALEM INN
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, Publishers, (1984). 0316328790 / 9780316328791 First edition, first printing: Uncorrected Proof. Hardcover. Fine in green printed wraps. 
Fifth mystery featuring Richard Jury, Superintedent, Scotland Yard. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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