The Rector of St. Marks

This antique hardcover book is bound in pale green boards, with a color paste-down cover illustration and dark green lettering and decorations. Slight cover soil, but paste-down is bright and clean. Some jacket remnants within. Inner pages clean, binding tight. No date listed, previous owner's inscription is dated 1901. 131 pages; approx. 5"x7".

  • The Rector of St. Marks
  • Mary J. Holmes
  • Hurst & Company

Mit Livs Eventyr

This antique hardcover Danish language autobiography of Hans Christian Andersen is bound in 3/4 black leather, with black boards. Gilt lettering and decorations on the spine. Some edgewear, cover slightly worn; occasional foxing within; most pages clean. Leather is generally intact, small small chips and cracks. Frontispiece is an engraving of Hans Christian Andersen. The children's author tells the story of his own life in this Danish language edition, the title of which translates to "My Life's Adventure." Postscript is in English. 600 pages; approx. 5"x7".

  • Mit Livs Eventyr
  • Hans Christian Andersen
  • C.A. Reitzels, Copenhagen, 1859

That Glorious Song Of Old

This vintage Christmas book is bound in green decorative boards with black and gilt etched decorations. Spine lettering is gilt; cover has gilt lettering and a gilt angel. All page edges are gilt. Mild wear to spine ends; inner pages clean. Hinges a bit worn. Illustrated throughout with engravings, this book illustrates the Christmas carol "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear" verse by verse. Approx. 30 pages, 5"x7".

  • That Glorious Song Of Old
  • Edmund Hamilton Sears
  • Alfred Fredericks, illustrator
  • Lee and Shepard, 1883

Old Christmas

This facsimile reprint of Washington Irving's writings about Christmas has an off-white dust jacket with black lettering and decorations on the spine, and color illustrations on the front. Reprinted and collected by Sleepy Hollow Restorations, this edition includes an introduction by Andrew B. Myers and illustrations by Randolph Caldecott. "For those who wish to encounter ... some wonderful Christmas traditions as recorded by one of America's great authors, this book brings back the nostalgia, the warmth, and the joy that is Old Christmas," the dust jacket reads. Very clean, bright copy, some light jacket soil. 165 pages; approx. 5"x8".

  • Old Christmas 
  • Washington Irving
  • Randolph Caldecott, illustrator
  • Sleepy Hollow Restorations, 1977

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