One hundred and ninety-one (191) pieces Christmas and Santa Claus related postcards, cards and books, including a rare 1841 American illustration of a Christmas Tree. 1st-186th items: One hundred and eighty-six (186) Christmas postcards and cards, most with pencil or ink inscriptions, featuring images of Santa Claus, Children, Women, winter landscapes, and other Christmas motifs. One postcard dated "December 25 1913". Housed in a three ring binder. Ranging in size from 3" H x 3 3/4" W to 6 1/2" H x 4" W. 187th items: The Youth's Keepsake, for 1841, A Christmas and New Year's Gift for Young People, published William Crosby and Co., Boston, 1841. 16mo, 192 pages with engraved illustrations, including one of the earliest printed depictions of a Christmas Tree in American literature. Hardbound in brown cloth with gilt blind stamped covers, gilt lettering to spine. Ink inscriptions to front end paper and half title page. 6 3/4" H x 4 3/4" W x 3/4" D. 188th item: Under the Christmas Stars by Grace S. Richmond, illustrated by Alice Barber Stevens, 1913. Published by A.L. Burt Company, New York. 12mo, 55 pages with chromolithograohic frontispiece and illustrations, one quarter green cloth with pictorial paper sides, pictorial end papers. 7 3/4" H x 5 1/4" W x 1/2" D. 189th item: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, 1924. Published by Robert K. Haas, Inc., Formerly Little Leather Library, New York. Paperback 48mo, 127 pages with back advertisements, soft blind stamped leather covers. 4 1/8" H x 3 1/4" W x 3/8" D. 190th item: A Christmas Day with Whittier by John Greenleaf Whittier, n.d. Published by Charles E. Graham and Co., Newark and New York. Octavo, 6 double-sided pages including title page and chromolithographic images, hardbound with pictorial covers. 8 3/4" H x 4 1/8" W x 3/8" D. 191st item: Bethlehem's Star by Margaret Sidney, n.d. 32mo, 4 double-sided pages including title page and chromolithographic images, card stock pictorial self wrappers. 5 1/4" H x 3 1/2" W x 1 1/6" D. Mid 19th/early 20th century. CONDITION: 1st-186th items: Overall good condition with light fading and toning, creases, most with pencil or ink inscriptions, areas of loss, staining, etc. to be expected from age and manner of use. 187th item: Covers with areas of loss, wear, dampstaining, corners bumped. Title page and frontispiece are not present. Pages with toning, acid burn. Pages becoming separated from binding. 188th item: Covers with wear, dampstaining, corners bumped. Pages with toning. Pages becoming separated from binding. 189th-190th items: Pages with toning, acid burn. 191st item: Pages with toning. Stitching is not present.
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