The Story of the Three Wise Kings illustrated by  de Paola.

The Story of the Three Wise Kings.

The legend of the Three Wise Men, told in glowing Mediterranean colours. PLEASE NOTE: This book has been sold.



Miss Flora McFlimsey's Christmas Eve.

Miss Flora McFlimsey's Christmas Eve.

Ever assertive, Flora comes down from her attic on Christmas Eve and greets Santa Claus, who asks her to fill in for a missing Christmas present. But what to wear? All goes well, and, as always, Flora finds a loving child. Note: This book has been sold.



Das Peitschchen.

Jesus and his mother fled through Flanders to the city of Ghent and thus begins the story of the spinning top with its whip (winding string). Little pictures by Kredel in text.



14363 The Christmas Tomten by Rydberg, ill Harold Wiberg.

The Christmas Tomten.

A classic Swedish tale in which Little Vigg learns about the spirit of giving from his journey with the Christmas Tomten, newly illustrated with pictures set in the book's original era by a well loved Swedish artist.



21806 Noel for Jeanne-Marie by Françoise.

Noël for Jeanne-Marie.

A happy introduction to a traditional Christmas in the South of France. Françoise' second book about Jeanne-Marie and her lamb Patapon..



20398 Something for Christmas Palmer Brown UK1st.

Something for Christmas.

 A sweet little conversation between a mother and son about what he could give to a special person for Christmas.



19839 Santa Claus and his Works by Webster, illus. Thomas Nast.

Santa Claus and his Works.

These pictures just make me smile every time I look at them! Nast is supposed to have invented the modern human sized Santa, and his Harpers pictures from 1862 on reflect that. But in the book, Santa is as big as he needs to be at the moment. So we see him climbing up the Christmas tree on a ladder and peering in his account books on his tiptoes, but looking fairly normal-sized as he starts down a chimney (a copy of the earliest Harper's drawing). A treasure, in lovely condition.
Note: This Book Has Been Sold.



19863 The Night Before Christmas illus Reginald Birch.

The Night Before Christmas.

Amazing to look at these illustrations and think that the artist illustrated Burnett in the style of Gordon Brown in the late 19th c. Still with a fresh view of the world in his 80's.
NOTE This book has been sold.



19561 Santa's Merry Carnival by Dorothy King.

Santa's Merry Carnival.

This book is made of thin card; it was intended to be played with and used up. It seems to be waiting for a child... the little animals hop around and the monkey still swings round and round on his bar. A nice period piece by a well known creator of 40's toy books.



10581 Little Tommy Stuffin by Henry C. Tinsley.

Little Tommy Stuffin.

"A Christmas Story for Bad Little Boys" and a tongue in cheek story about how Kris Kringle cured spoiled Tommy Stuffin with a hot mustard plaster. The author was the coeditor of the Staunton Vindicator and a journalist for his entire career. After his death in 1902, his Observations of a Retired Veteran (Civil War) and this book, which had appeared as newspaper columns, were published by a small publisher in book form. The Observations "possess in marked degree the unusual quality of a winning humor coupled with the pathos that is often humor's most exquisite accompaniment; and ... they combine a shrewd if homely wit with a profound knowledge of the workings of the human heart." from the affectionate introduction to Observations by his long time friend.



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