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A CHILD'S CHRISTMAS IN WALES
Written by Dylan Thomas. Illustrated by Edward Ardizzone.
Stock no. 2137977
Published by Orion Children's Books. 1st thus 1993. Nearly fine condition.

Small format (13 x 8.5cm). Glazed pictorial boards. Colour illustrations. This magical account of Dylan Thomas's own childhood and of a Christmas Day in a small Welsh town has become a modern classic, with pictures by one of the greatest illustrators of the 20th century. ISBN: 9781858810119.

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Written by Charles Dickens. Illustrated by Ronald Searle.
Stock no. 2137917
Published by Perpetua Books. 1st 1961. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

With infectious enthusiasm and Dickensian high spirits Searle captures once and for all the full flavour of this Ghost Story at Christmas. Red cloth, gilt title to spine and decoration to front cover. Colour and b/w illustrations. 109 pages. Some light fading to spine and cover edges. Browning and foxing to outer page edges. Wrapper is edge-creased and chipped, with a few small tears; some foxing; browned to spine, with wear.

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NODDY MEETS FATHER CHRISTMAS
Written by Enid Blyton. Illustrated by Mary Brooks.
Stock no. 2136955
Published by Sampson Low, Marston & Co. Ltd.; Dennis Dobson. Circa 1963. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Dark yellow pictorial boards, black outline titles to front cover and spine. Colour illustrations. Light wear to cover edges. Belongs to box is clean. Light browning to outer page edges. Wrapper has some edge-creasing and tiny nicks.

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ELIZABETH DAVID'S CHRISTMAS
Written by Elizabeth David. Illustrated by Sophie Maccarthy.
Stock no. 1322330
Published by Folio Society. Circa 2012. Fine condition.

Quarter green cloth lettered gilt, pictorial paper covered boards. Colour illustrations. Impression unknown as still in original shrinkwrap. This copy would make a wonderful gift.

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AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS
Written by Gian-Carlo Menotti; Frances Frost. Illustrated by Roger Duvoisin.
Stock no. 1322213
Published by Andrew Dakers Limited. 1st 1953. Almost very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

A narrative adaptation preserving the exact dialogue of the opera. A tender and beautiful Christmas story, warm and humorous about a crippled shepherd boy who entertains the Wise Men on their way to Bethlehem. Blue boards with black titles to spine and black vignettes to front cover. Colour and b/w illustrations. 86 pages. Slight wear to base of spine and light marks to cover edges. Light foxing to textblock and foxing to first few and last few pages too. Name in ink to half title-page else contents clean. Dustwrapper is slightly edge worn and torn and just a little grubby.

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FATHER CHRISTMAS
No author listed. Illustrated by Vojtech Kubasta.
Stock no. 2136130
Published by Bancroft & Co.(Publishers) Ltd.. Good condition.

Front cover shows Father Christmas, with a pull-tab that moves his eyes and lips etc. 8 text pages. Last two pages are a large pop-up Christmas scene. Moveable pull tab to front is damaged, with some repair. Couple of tears to 'beard' and creasing, Pull tab still works, but is fragile. Inscription in ink to top of first page, with grubby marks to some margins. Gift page has child's writing on it. Large pop-up to rear is generally very good - split to paper where pop-up opens - some creases.

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A CHRISTMAS TREASURY: THE CHILDREN'S CLASSIC EDITION
Written by Louisa M. Alcott; Clement Clarke Moore; Eugene Field; et al. Illustrated by Christian Birmingham.
Stock no. 1322111
Published by Courage Books. Circa 1997. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

Large format. Glazed pictorial boards. Colour illustrations. Celebrate the magical Christmas season with this enchanting pageant of beloved classics that have earned their place as holiday favourites. ISBN: 9780762411382. 7th printing. Spine and corners slightly rubbed. Includes a letter from Father Christmas addressed to Louis.

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A TRAVELLER'S CHRISTMAS
Written by Sue Bradbury. Illustrated by Paul Slater.
Stock no. 1822925
Published by Folio Society. Circa 2006. Fine condition.

Introduced by Sue Bradbury. An anthology of Christmases spent away from home. Red cloth rear board and spine with silver title. Pictorial paper front board with silver title. Silver endpapers. Full page colour illustrations. Still in original shrinkwrap! This copy would make a wonderful gift.

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NUTCRACKER
Written by E.T.A. Hoffmann. Illustrated by Maurice Sendak.
Stock no. 1321620
Published by The Bodley Head. 1st 1984. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Blue cloth with silver titles and embossed decoration to the front. Pictorial endpapers. Colour pictures throughout. Large format. ISBN: 0370308409. Spine slightly bumped, minimal fading to cover edges. Some erased pencil markings (old price) to half title-page. Foxing to text block. Dustwrapper is edge worn and lightly browned to spine.

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A CHRISTMAS MYSTERY
Written by William J. Locke. Illustrated by W.W. Lendon.
Stock no. 1321474
Published by John Lane The Bodley Head. 1st 1922. Very good condition.

The story of three wise men. Blue cloth, gilt titles. 35 pages. 6 colour plates. Spine bumped with slight wear. Fading to spine and cover edges. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Endpapers browned. Some foxing to contents.

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ACTING CHARADES OR DEEDS NOT WORDS
Written by Brothers Mayhew. Illustrated by H.G. Hine.
Stock no. 1321139
Published by D. Bogue. 1st 1850. Good condition.

A Christmas Game to Make a Long Evening Short. Red cloth covers with gilt title to spine and front cover. B/w vignette illustrations throughout. 134 pages. All edges gilt. Spine has been repaired. Covers a bit grubby. New endpapers.

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ALISON'S CHRISTMAS ADVENTURE
Written by Sheila Stuart. Illustrated by Gervase.
Stock no. 1320710
Published by Blackie & Son Ltd.. Circa 1950. Good condition.

Blue cloth. B/w frontis and 3 other plates. Cream titles. Spine and corners bumped, spine faded. Covers discoloured. Some margin marks to contents and light marks to endpapers.

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