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691352

Santa Claus on his sleigh...

Item #691352

December 26, 1874

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 26, 1874  The full front page is a print: "Faith--Waiting for Santa Claus" showing a young girl waiting at the door of a toy store. Inside has a nice full page: "Santa Claus is Coming!" showing Santa on his sleigh being pulled by 4 reindeer. The great doublepage centerfold is: AA Dream of a Christmas Dinner in 5 Parts". Also inside ... See More  

Item from Catalog 324 (released for November, 2022)...

(added after the original catalog went to print and is only available on-line)

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$120.00
690982

"A Few Good Men" and "Forever Young" premiere ads, in a Los Angeles newspaper...

Item #690982

December 11, 1992

LOS ANGELES TIMES, December 11, 1992



* A Few Good Men opening day ad and review

* Forever Young and The Muppet Christmas Carol ads

* Other popular movie advertisements



A terrific issue on the premiere of the motion picture event of the year: "A Few Good Men", which includes a full-page advertisement introducing the film as the "Motion Picture Event of the Year", a ful... See More  

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$98.00
690154

1977 George Lucas' "Star Wars" advertisement......

Item #690154

December 23, 1977

LOS ANGELES TIMES, Friday, Dec. 23, 1977



* George Lucas' amazingly successful, original Star Wars

* Epic space-opera movie - film - pop-culture phenomenon

* Extremely rare Christmas holiday season advertisement




Inside the "View" section is a full page advertisement for George Lucas' "Star Wars" for the Christmas holiday season the same year this movie made it&#... See More  

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$550.00
688783

Great Thomas Nast Santa Claus print...

Item #688783

December 24, 1881

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 24, 1881  The full front page is a great Santa Claus print by the famed artist Thomas Nast: "Caught!" showing Santa with a child's arms around him.

Thomas Nast is credited with creating the modern version of Santa Claus.

The doublepage centerfold is also a nice Thomas Nast Christmas print captioned: "Christmas Fancies - 'Don't Y... See More  

Item from Catalog 325 - released for December, 2022...

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$226.00
688778

Sherman's Christmas present to President Lincoln and the nation...

Item #688778

December 26, 1864

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Dec. 26, 1864 An historic issue reporting the fall of Savannah to the Union forces, with one of the more notable quotes part of the headlines, with ftpg: "CAPTURE OF SAVANNAH" "Hardee's Army Make Their Escape" "150 Guns, 13 Locomotives, 190 Cars & 33,000 Bales of Cotton Taken" "and more.

The most historic part of the report is Sherman&#... See More  

Item from Catalog 325 - released for December, 2022...

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$360.00
688777

Printed at an institution for the criminally insane...

Item #688777

October 01, 1920

THE FARVIEW ECHO, Farview (Waymart), Wayne County, Pennsylvania, December, 1920  This is an interesting four page newspaper published by the "Farview State Hospital" which was for the criminally insane. The issue contains a wide range of various news tidbits and no advertisements.

The top of the front page has: "MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL" with a Santa Claus graphic.

Four pa... See More  

Item from Catalog 325 - released for December, 2022...

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$26.00
688345

1872 Portland, New York Christmas Eve train wreck disaster....

Item #688345

December 25, 1872

THE EVANSVILLE JOURNAL, Indiana, December 25, 1872



* Christmas Eve train wreck

* Cross Cut Railroad disaster - Portland, New York




The front page has a one column headings: "The Most Terrible Slaughter of the Year" "Horrible Railroad Casualties" "Two Trains Thrown Over Steep Embankments" and more. 1st report coverage on the Cross-Cut Railroad train disaster... See More  

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$40.00
688046

Printed on Christmas day...

Item #688046

December 25, 1864

NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 25, 1864  Among the front page column heads are: "MERRY CHRISTMAS" "The Observance & the Festivities of the Day" "The Skating Season" and more.

Although there is some Civil War reporting, it takes a back seat to celebrations of the season, particularly with this being a Christmas Day edition.

Eight pages, never-trimmed margins, good con... See More  

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$26.00
687919

Decorative masthead with a front page Christmas print...

Item #687919

December 25, 1858

GLEASON'S WEEKLY LINE OF THE BATTLE SHIP, Boston, Dec. 25, 1858  This title has one of the largest & most decorative mastheads of the 19th century with a decorative & patriotic border around all pages.

The front page has a nice print captioned: "An Allegorical Picture of Christmas". Among prints inside is: "The American Steamer Savannah, the First Ocean Steamship&q... See More  

Item from Catalog 325 - released for December, 2022...

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$33.00
686457

Lindberghs return from self exile (visit)....

Item #686457

December 06, 1937

CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, Dec. 6, 1937



* Charles Lindbergh & family

* 1st & only visit to America

* Self exile in Europe (1935-39)




The top of the front page has a great banner headline: "LINDYS HOME FOR CHRISTMAS" with subheads. (see) Nice for display. Two related photos are on the back page. Lindbergh and his family lived in Europe from 1935 till 1939 because of the relentl... See More  

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$57.00
686315

Poverty in 1951 NYC...

Item #686315

December 23, 1951

THE NEW YORK TIMES, section 2 only, December 23, 1951



* Poverty in NYC

* Case examples

* Christmas time




The front page of this section has a banner headline: "AT CHRISTMAS REMEMBER THE NEEDIEST" with related illustration and some cases. Nice for display.

Other topics throughout. Complete section 2 only with all 24 pages, rag edition in nice condition.... See More  

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$30.00
685964

The Great Depression in NYC...

Item #685964

December 20, 1936

THE NEW YORK TIMES, section 11 only, December 20, 1936



* The Great Depression

* Several case examples

* Christmas time




The front page of this section has a banner headline: "AT CHRISTMAS, REMEMBER THE NEEDIEST" with related illustration. Lengthy text with many cases continues on page 2 with 2 more related prints. Nice for display.

Other topics throughout. Complete section 11 onl... See More  

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$37.00
683455

Very rare & desirable Maxfield Parrish Christmas cover...

Item #683455

December 14, 1895

HARPER'S WEEKLY--CHRISTMAS,  Dec. 14, 1895 



* Maxfield Parrish

* Christmas illustration




Certainly the feature of this issue is the great Maxfield Parrish front wrapper which shows a waiter delivering a plate with Christmas pudding. Typically this desirable cover is lacking as they were extracted from volumes over the years. Rare to find an issue with this cover intact.

Also ... See More  

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$192.00
683450

Rare issue of the Oxford Gazette... The King to remain in Oxford for the Christmas season...

Item #683450

December 18, 1665

THE OXFORD GAZETTE, England, Dec. 18, 1665 



* Earliest & Rarest of newspapers to be had



This is an extremely famous--and rare--title, being the predecessor of the famous "London Gazette", the oldest continually published English language newspaper in the world. Plus this is the #10 issue.

Because of the Plague at this time, the Royal Court had removed itself from London t... See More  

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$1,865.00
682481

From the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas...

Item #682481

January 24, 1874

FOOT-HILL WEEKLY TIDINGS, Grass Valley, California, Jan. 24, 1874 



* Rare old West publication

* Many interesting advertisements




This town in Northern California was formally named "Boston Ravine" and then "Centerville". It began as a mining town, situated at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountain range in Northeastern Calif. This is the volume 1, number 3 issu... See More  

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$47.00
680861

The 'Christmas Edition' from San Diego...

Item #680861

December 17, 1914

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, California, Dec. 17, 1914  The front page is quite displayable being the "Christmas Edition" with a two-color print taking most of the front page, beneath which is text headed: "Christmas Is Near!'

Complete in 12 pages, nice condition.

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$28.00
680860

A Winslow Homer Christmas print... Santa Claus...

Item #680860

January 02, 1869

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 2, 1869  The full front page is a nice print: "A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year" showing a full-figure Santa Claus carrying a Christmas tree. Inside is a full page Winslow Homer print: "Christmas Belles" showing a family in a sleigh.

Another full page has: 'Home for the Holidays" and other prints include: "The Chr... See More  

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$108.00
680859

F.S. Church Christmas bears print...

Item #680859

December 14, 1893

CHRISTMAS NUMBER - FRANK LESLIE'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 14, 1893 The full front page is a nice print of: "A Christmas Visit to Grandma". Although there are many full page Christmas prints within, certainly the most notable would be the nice full page: "The Christmas Slide" by the famed artist Frank S. Church, showing his iconic bears sliding in the snow.

The complete issu... See More  

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$84.00
680858

F.S. Chrurch Christmas bears print...

Item #680858

December 14, 1893

CHRISTMAS NUMBER - FRANK LESLIE'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 14, 1893 The full front page is a nice print of: "A Christmas Visit to Grandma". Although there are many full page Christmas prints within, certainly the most notable would be the nice full page: "The Christmas Slide" by the famed artist Frank S. Church, showing his iconic bears sliding in the snow.

The complete issu... See More  

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$84.00
680719

Nast Santa Claus centerfold...

Item #680719

December 26, 1863

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 26, 1863



* Thomas Nast Santa Claus wood block engraving



 The feature of this issue is the very displayable doublepage centerfold titled: "Christmas, 1863" which includes 6 vignettes by Thomas Nast, one showing Santa Claus with his bag over his back looking over two sleeping children. A very displayable print which measures about 16 by 21 inc... See More  

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$98.00
679966

Italian Hall disaster... Calumet, Michigan...

Item #679966

December 26, 1913

EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Dec. 26, 1913



* Italian Hall disaster

* Calumet, Michigan

* Shouting "fire" falsely

* Christmas party




The top of the front page has a one column heading: "DISASTER IN CALUMET MAY END STRIKE" with subheads. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not total... See More  

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$40.00
679867

Emancipation Remembered...

Item #679867

January 04, 1902

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 4, 1902 (reduced price - see below re: condition)  Frontpage photo "A Memory of Emancipation Day"; Ice Hockey and Its Players; a colored print "Jan Kubelik - The Bohemian Violinist Now Touring The United States"; a page of photos of Marconi's Latest Experiments in Wireless Telegraphy; a page of photos Winners at the First annual Sow ... See More  

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$50.00
679320

The Country Gentleman cover...

Item #679320

December 01, 1931

THE COUNTRY GENTLEMAN, Philadelphia, Dec., 1931 (front cover only)  This color cover has a wonderful Christmas-themed illustration. The back side of the cover has an illustration of two Chrysler automobiles. Either would look great framed. 

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$18.00
677522

Nice 1928 Christmas headline for display...

Item #677522

December 25, 1928

CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, Dec. 25, 1928



* Nice Christmas Day headline for display



The top of the front page has a nice banner headline: "CHRISTMAS! JOY RULES EARTH" with subheads and related illustration showing Santa Claus. A nice issue to be framed for a Christmas-time decoration.

Complete with all 46 pages, rag edition in great condition.... See More  

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$57.00
676613

Thomas Nast Santa...

Item #676613

December 30, 1871

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 30, 1871 



* Thomas Nast Santa Claus wood block engraving



The full front page is the famous Thomas Nast illustration of: "Santa Claus's Mail." which is very displayable.

Inside is a full pg. illus. of "Christmas in Virginia - A Present from the Great House." Full pg. illus. of "A Roman Catholic Mission from England to ... See More  

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$300.00
675413

Santa Claus... Alaska... St. Croix... Gereenland...

Item #675413
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, January, 1872  The first article is a poem: "The Legend of the Mistletoe" which features a nice engraving of Thomas Nast-esque Santa Claus with cupid on his shoulder. The poem continues to take the next 3 pages with one additional illustration.

Also in this issue is an illustrated article: "Holland & the Hollanders" and a n... See More  

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$46.00
674739

Christmas presents in 1910... Paul Longpre...

Item #674739

November 15, 1910

THE LADIES' HOME JOURNAL, Philadelphia, November 15, 1910   The front cover shows a full page illustration of Poinsettias painted by French born botanical artist Paul Longpre.  This cover has minor dirt around the edges however, it is highly displayable. The inside pages have several colored illustrations and articles of interest including: "The Difference Between "Par... See More  

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$24.00
672272

The Rio Grande... Monrovia...

Item #672272

January 01, 1876

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Jan. 1, 1876  The full front page is a Keppler political cartoon: "The Anti-Third-Term Bombshell in Congress". Other prints within include: "Holiday Exhibition of Dolls in a Window at Macy's...", a full page Christmas-theme print; "The Martha Washington Reception at the Academy of Music...", 3 prints concerning "... See More  

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$57.00
671840

Nast Santa.... "Another Stocking to fill"...

Item #671840

January 03, 1880

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 3, 1880 



* Thomas Nast Santa Claus wood block engraving



The entire ftpg. is a Thomas Nast print captioned: "A Merry Christmas" showing Santa Claus dancing with Mother Goose.

The doublepage centerfold is a very nice Thomas Nast Christmas print captioned: "Another Stocking to Fill" showing Santa Claus leaning over a sleeping baby... See More  

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$184.00
671838

Winslow Homer front page Christmas print...

Item #671838

January 04, 1862

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 4, 1862 



* Winslow Homer Christmas print



The full front page is a notable Winslow Homer print: "Christmas Boxes in Camp, 1861".

Among the prints inside are a full page with 4 scenes of a: "General view of Ship Island, showing the Landing of General Phelps's Brigade"; a full page: "Bird's-eye View of the Coast from ... See More  

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$84.00
670872

Jacob Furth, a notable Jew...

Item #670872

December 21, 1893

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Dec. 21, 1893 

Of special note is an article: "Notable Jews--Jacob Furth" which includes a photo of him & an article on his life.

The ftpg. has an illus: "Opera In New York" & inside has a nice full page: "The Work of the Salvation Army in the Slums of New York" which shows a Christmas tree. Other prints & p... See More  

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$55.00
669530

The Great Depression in 1938 NYC...

Item #669530

December 25, 1938

THE NEW YORK TIMES, section 9 only, December 25, 1938



* The Great Depression

* Several case examples

* Christmas time




The front page of this section has a banner headline: "ON CHRISTMAS, REMEMBER THE NEEDIEST" with related illustration. Lengthy text with many cases continues on page 2 with 2 more related prints. Nice for display.

Other topics throughout. Complete section 9 only ... See More  

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$37.00
666590

Review & premiere of "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation", in a Los Angeles newspaper...

Item #666590

December 01, 1989

LOS ANGELES TIMES, December 1, 1989



* Best "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" advertisement

* Grand Opening Day movie premiere review

* American Christmas comedy film - Chevy Chase




A terrific issue on the premiere of the motion picture hit "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" and perhaps no better issue could be found than this, the leading newspaper fro... See More  

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$98.00
666524

1859 Warsaw, Kentucky Christmas explosion disaster...

Item #666524

December 26, 1959

THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Mass. Dec. 26, 1959



* Warsaw, Kentucky - Gallatin County

* Christmas day warehouse explosion




The front page has a one column heading: "BLAST INJURES 14 IN KENTUCKY; HOMES GASHED" with subhead. (See)

Complete with 32 pages, light toning at the margin, nice condition.

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$40.00
664348

From the Confederacy...

Item #664348

December 28, 1863

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Dec. 28, 1863



* From the capital of the Confederacy



The front page includes: "City Intelligence" "Major Edgar Burroughs" "From the Rapid Ann" "The Army of Tennessee" "A Dash Upon Cleveland, Tennessee" "a letter from Salem, Virginia; which concerns Roanoke College; "Alleged Yankee Spy" and othe... See More  

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$82.00
663976

Great Christmas prints, many in color, with a displayable cover...

Item #663976

December 08, 1900

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 8, 1900  The color cover has a very displayable print showing the Wise Men on camels and noting this is the: "Christmas Number 1900". 

Inside has some Christmas-themed prints including: "The Santa Claus of the Sea" "The Christmas Possum" which is by A.B. Frost; "Making Toys for the Christmas Trade" which is ... See More  

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$150.00
663974

Nast's Santa Claus about to come down the chimney...

Item #663974

January 01, 1876

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 1, 1876 



* Santa Claus - Christmas

* Thomas Nast print




Although there are several Christmas-themed print,  perhaps the best  is the  large doublepage centerfold by Thomas Nast (considered the creator of the modern version of Santa Claus) captioned: "The Watch On Christmas Eve" showing two children sitting in anticipation, by ... See More  

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$160.00
663358

Signed by Beauregard and Lincoln...

Item #663358

December 24, 1864

DAILY EXAMINER, Richmond, Virginia, Dec. 24, 1864  Not just a newspaper from the Confederate states, but from the capital of the Confederacy. The front page has: "The War News--Affairs In the Valley & Around Gordonsville" which includes a dispatch signed in type by: G. T. Beauregard, General (see photos). Also: "City Intelligence" "The New Year's Dinner to Gen... See More  

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$124.00
662535

Color cover for Christmas...

Item #662535

December 22, 1926

THE OUTLOOK, New York, Dec. 22, 1926  Very colorful front cover with a: "Merrie Christmas" theme.

The complete issue, 8 1/4 by 11 1/4 inches, a perforated library stamp on the front page, good condition.

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$29.00
662532

Christmas with the Dionne quintuplets...

Item #662532

December 24, 1939

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH--"PICTURES" section, Dec. 24, 1939  The full front page featuring the famous Dionne quintuplets, captioned: "Merry Christmas From The Quins". Page 2 has 6 more photos of them.

Fourteen pages, nice condition.

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$39.00
662530

Selling Christmas greens in Richmond, Virginia... Thomas Nast prints...

Item #662530

December 25, 1875

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 25, 1875  Front full pg. illus. of" "Selling Christmas Greens - A Scene in Richmond, Virginia." Inside is a full pg. Thomas Nast illus: "J. G. B. Jun., In His Property Room." Two one-quarter pg. portraits of: "The Hon. Michael C. Kerr" and "The Rev. Dr. W.E. M'Laren."; one-third pg. portrait of: "J. Ross... See More  

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$34.00
662528

Nice Thomas Nast Christmas centerfold...

Item #662528

January 04, 1879

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 4, 1879 



* Thomas Nast

* Santa Claus

* Christmas




The full front page is a nice Christmas-themed print by Thomas Nast, captioned: "Christmas Post" showing a boy mailing a letter to Santa Claus. The other great print is the doublepage centerfold, also by Thomas Nast, captioned: "Merry Christmas" which shows five young children hang... See More  

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$300.00
662525

Marking out Santa's route from the North Pole, by Thomas Nast...

Item #662525

December 19, 1885

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 19, 1885 



* Thomas Nast

* Christmas




Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the great Thomas Nast double page print: 'Santa Claus's Route' showing two children marking out his route from the North Pole. Very displayable.

Other prints as well, several shown in the photos.

The complete issue, never bound nor trimmed, very nice condit... See More  

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$145.00
662521

Very displayable Christmas-themed color cover...

Item #662521

December 17, 1914

LESLIE'S, New York, Dec. 17, 1914  A terrific color cover showing two children in bed with toys, etc. A perfect display item for Christmas.  With the color back cover as well.

Complete issue, great condition.

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$49.00
662518

W.A. Rogers print of Santa Claus...

Item #662518

December 06, 1902

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 6, 1902 



* William Allen Rogers

* Santa Claus - Christmas




The front page is a ice duo-tone print by the famed artist W. A. Rogers, captioned: "Here We Are Again" showing Santa Claus atop a chimney, with reindeer.

A wealth of Christmas-related prints within, a few in full color, too many to list here. See the photos.

Complete in 98 pages, ... See More  

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$152.00
662516

Very rare & desirable Maxfield Parrish Christmas cover...

Item #662516

December 14, 1895

HARPER'S WEEKLY--CHRISTMAS,  Dec. 14, 1895  Certainly the feature of this issue is the great Maxfield Parrish front wrapper which shows a waiter delivering a plate with Christmas pudding. Typically this desirable cover is lacking as they were extracted from volumes over the years. Rare to find an issue with this cover intact.

Also included is the interesting: "The Christmas Sea... See More  

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$192.00
662272

From Houston during the Civil War...

Item #662272

November 09, 1864

THE HOUSTON TRI-WEEKLY TELEGRAPH, Nov. 9, 1864 



* Very rare issue from the Southwest Confederacy



Newspapers from Texas are very uncommon, particularly from before or during the Civil War period. Here is an issue from the midst of the war, one of the earliest war-dated issues we have offered in recent years.

The front page has over 2 columns taken up with a terrific speech given by Jeff... See More  

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$660.00
655635

Donald, Mickey, Mini, Goofy, and several Dwarfs wish everyone a Merry Christmas - in color...

Item #655635

December 23, 1939

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, Final Morning Edition, December 23, 1939



* Several Disney Characters wish everyone a Merry Christmas...

* Donald, Mickey, Mini, Goofy, and several Dwarfs

* Signed work by Walt Disney - approx. 12 by 15 1/2 inches




The back page has an absolutely wonderful, large, color print showing work from Walt's hand which depicts Donald, Mickey, Mini, Goofy, and several Dwa... See More  

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$125.00
654795

Review & premiere of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" , in a Los Angeles newspaper...

Item #654795

November 17, 2000

LOS ANGELES TIMES, November 17, 2000



* Best "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" film advertisement

* Grand Opening Day movie premiere review

* Christmas comedy w/ Jim Carrey - Ron Howard

* Also opening for Arnold Schwarzenegger "the 6th Day"




A terrific issue on the premiere of the motion picture hit "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" and perhaps no better issue co... See More  

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$67.00
653542

1939 Tom Ricketts death... film industry pioneer...

Item #653542

January 21, 1939

THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 21, 1939



* Tom Ricketts death (1st report)

* Stage & film actor and director

* Hollywood movie industry pioneer




The top of page 32 has a one column heading: "THOMAS RICKETTS, PIONEER OF MOVIES" with subheads. (see) I suspect this is one of the few publications to report this particular event as other titles in our inventory do not.

Other news, spo... See More  

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$38.00
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