B.P. Ranch in Indian Land

Vintage Rei-Lee adventure story - "A summer in New Mexico, land of Indian mystery and legends, of vast sheep ranches stretching for miles into the half-desert of sunshine and sudden storms." Book is very clean and tight, pages heavily browned. Jacket shows some light chipping, edgewear and rubbing, colors still bright. 240 pages, 5 x 7.5 inches.

  • B.P. Ranch in Indian Land
  • Gordon Stuart
  • The Reilly and Lee Company, 1936

Marriage is Possible

Lovely vintage edition of Widdemer's novel of modern married life. Widdemer was an American poet and novelist who won the Pulitzer Prize in 1919 for her collection "The Old Road to Paradise." 5.5 x 7.5 with 284 pages. Jacket colors are bright, a bit of soil to rear panel and edgewear. Book is clean and crisp, pages a bit browned.

  • Marriage is Possible
  • Margaret Widdemer
  • The Sun Dial Press, 1942

The First Christmas Tree

Van Dyke's classic folk story of the first Christmas Tree, a story told in dark detail of an eighth-century struggle between foresters who are clinging to the old gods and solstice festivals, and a heroic Christian who journeys far to teach them about the celebration of birth of Christ. 4.5 x 7.5 inches with 69 pages. Book is generally clean and tight, shows some discoloration or fading to front cover. Dust jacket is very worn and chipped with some larger tears. 

  • The First Christmas Tree
  • Henry Van Dyke
  • Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926

The Birds' Christmas Carol

First printing of this "Memorial Edition" of Wiggin's Christmas classic. First published in 1886, Wiggin produced it to help fund the Silver Street Free Kindergarten, which she founded in 1878. It is the story of Carol Bird, a girl who brings joy and happiness to everyone she encounters, including the poor Ruggles family. Owner's label and ink date on title page, some wear to edges. Covers show some soil. 7.5"x9.5" with 84 pages. Illustrated.

  • The Birds' Christmas Carol
  • Kate Douglas Wiggin
  • Jessie Gillespie, illustrator
  • Houghton Mifflin Company, 1941

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

Handsome edition of Wiggin's classic bound in green cloth with color decorations on front cover and spine. Later printing of the 1903 first edition. 1904 is on the title page; the copyright date is October,1903. 5 x 8 with 327 pages. Covers are generally clean and crisp, very slightly bowed, some light wear to edges, heaviest at corners and spine top and bottom. No markings within, pages generally a clean, small bit of soil to rear endpapers.

  • Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
  • Kate Douglas Wiggin
  • Houghton Mifflin, 1904

The Romance of a Christmas Card

Sweet and sentimental story of how a Christmas card can change a family. 5 x 8 inches with 124 pages. Original jacket included, colors are fairly bright, spine is very faded. Chipping and small tears to edges. Red cloth cover with color illustrated paste down.  Covers are very clean and crisp, corners square. Former owner's name on front free endpaper, some light foxing and soil, pages generally clean and bright.

  • The Romance of a Christmas Card
  • Kate Douglas Wiggin
  • Alice Ercle Hunt, illustrator
  • A.L. Burt, 1916

Leaves of Grass

Whitman's classic work in a decorative green binding with gilt decoration on covers and spine. Gilt all edges, decorative endpapers. Illustrated with "photographs of Whitman's America." Text is clean and crisp, some light wear and soil to covers. 6 x 9 inches with 536 pages.

  • Leaves of Grass
  • Walt Whitman
  • Franklin Library, 1979