1864 illus Christmas Poems & Pictures, Thomas Nast, A Visit from St Nicholas

Scott, Sir Walter; Wordsworth, William; Thackeray, W. M.; Cook, Eliza; Shakespeare, William; et al. Christmas Poems and Pictures: A Collection of Songs, Carols, and Descriptive Poems, relating to the Festival of Christmas. Illustrated with Drawings by distinguished Artists. New York: James G. Gregory, 1864. First Edition. Green cloth hardcover, stamped blind & gilt both front and back, frayed at the top of the spine, corner tips worn, thin split in cloth first few inches top back joint (repaired). 7 x 9 1/4 inches. All edges gilt, yellow waxed end papers. 96 lithographed pages, illustrated. There are old fairly minimal institutional markings, consisting of white call numbers against a black background at the base of the spine, small numbers in ink at the bottom of the tp, old cello tape residue on the rear free end paper, probably once held down a lending slip. No other markings. Good. Hardcover. [1920] $100.00

Includes “A Visit from St. Nicholas,” better known today as “Twas the Night Before Christmas,” with an illustration by Nash. Signature “Bayard Taylor” on a front end paper in pencil; inauthentic, we believe.

This book has sold.

RARE 1885 Birds Eye Map of Rome, Pianta Guida della Citta´ di ROMA, Vedula a volo d’ uccello



[Bulla, Romolo]. Pianta Guida della Citta´ di ROMA, Vedula a volo d’ uccello, pubblicata dalla Litografia Bulla. Roma: Litografia Bulla, [1885]. First Edition. Undated, with WorldCat and internet reference dating this at c 1885. Color lithograph map in 8 panels with linen backing, measuring 23 7/8 x 19 3/4 inches. The map is bordered by index on all four sides, trimmed closely. Stored and shipped folded, as found. Good. Map. [1921] $750.00

OCLC 170637550. Relief showed pictorially; north oriented toward right. Legend: Colori Convenzionali. Italian language. A later edition is extant with a tram system marked out, with expanded borders to include an index for it. This copy does not have the tram system noted.

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African Bible Collection sold

We had a very successful trip to NYC last Friday. We met with the curator of an African Language Studies Library from a university in the midwest who examined a collection of African missionary press Bibles that we have for sale. We are very pleased to have found a new home for this exceptional group of books!

To view the titles, click here: African Bible Collection PDF