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The Great Circus Parade
Nebbia, Tom; Clement, Herbert; Jando, Dominique
9.20 USD
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Christmas in Italy
Ross, Corinne
11.04 USD
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The Holly and the Ivy: a Celebration of Christmas
Segall, Barbara
11.50 USD
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1 Nebbia, Tom; Clement, Herbert; Jando, Dominique The Great Circus Parade
0836801563 / 9780836801569; This is a magnificient visual history of the circus parade as well as the first complete written history of the tradition. It brings together the very best and examples of the old circus wagons with the excitement and pageantry of contemporary artists, animals, and entertainers in the parade today. The book includes a vivid account of the Milwaukee Circus Parade and it's revival. This history is primarily from Wisconson's Circus World Museum in Baraboo, founded in 1954. Binding has very light wear at the corners and is a bit lightened at the top edges. The jacket has some wrinkles at the top, a 1" repaired tear at the back, and a 1/4" repaired tear at the spine head. Fully illustrated in color. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall, 12" Wide.
Gareth Stevens Pub
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U. S. A., 1989, First Edition
Hardcover
Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket

Illustrated by Nebbia, Tom; 
003058; 
Price: 9.20 USD
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2 Rekulak, Jason; Joslow, Aaron; Shenk, Jennifer The Christmas List (A Holly, Jolly Treasury of Seasonal Stats)
1931686475 / 9781931686471; With terrific photography and well-written text, here's a fact-filled portrait of how most people really experience Christmas - complete with blinking lights, demented decorations, and the mess in the living room after all the presents are opened. Along the way, you'll discover plenty of strange statistics about shopping malls, Santa Claus, "video fireplaces, " and much more. It's the perfect humorous stocking stuffer for anyone naughty or nice! The end papers are decorated. Includes a list of sources. ; 24mo - over 5 - 5¾" tall
Quirk Books
Philadelphia, PA, 2003, First Edition
Hardcover
New with no dust jacket

Illustrated by Graham, David; 
003707; 
Price: 6.90 USD
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3 Ross, Corinne Christmas in Italy
0716620081 / 9780716620082; A beautiful volume shares with the reader the wonder of Christmas in Italy, where it was first celebrated when Emperor Constantine adopted the new faith of Christianity. This book explains how December 25 came to be the accepted celebration day. Christmas markets are portrayed, the legend of La Befana is told, there are a number of magnificent Italian mangers with beautiful photography. Holiday foods (with recipes for many things) as well as Christmas at the Vatican are discussed. The book is lavishly illustrated with paintings and photographs, and the wonderful Piazza Navona is shown dressed up for Christmas. This Piazza is used for so many cultural events that it would have a center spot in holiday celebrations. The green binding is fine; there is a photograph of an Italian girl placing figures in a manger. 80 pages, including recipes, directions for crafts, and traditional Christmas songs. No marks or tears. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
World Book - Childcraft Int'l.
Chicago, IL, 1979, 
Hardcover
Fine with no dust jacket

Illustrated by Various Artists; 
000605; 
Price: 11.04 USD
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4 Schwartzman, Sylvan D. Once Upon a Lifetime
Includes all Jewish holidays and explains their meanings. At the back is a place sort of like a baby book - to enter information about yourself. Only a small part is filled in. The book starts with welcoming the baby into the new world. The binding has pictorial boards and is worn at the edges and stained on the back. This book was used in religious schooling. 134 pages, some illustrations, some Hebrew included. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
UAHC
1960, 
Hardcover
Good with no dust jacket


REL-19003; 
Price: 5.52 USD
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5 Segall, Barbara The Holly and the Ivy: a Celebration of Christmas
0517586096 / 9780517586099; Our distant ancestors appreciated the magical qualities of holly and ivy as two plants that bore fruit into deep mid-winter and made a wonderful holiday decoration. From the holiday ribbon to the beautifully illustrated end papers, this Christmas gift book is a wonderful celebration of the holiday. Very well illustrated using vintage color Christmas cards, advertisements, and other cheery and familiar holiday scenes. The book includes topics about Christmas Magic, Carols and Poems, Decorations, Cards and Presents, The Garden, and The Holly and Ivy World. Much of this book is wonderful to read out loud, either as a gathering of children or kids and adults. One corner has very light wear, and the back end paper has a 3/8" x 3/8" spot that is white. ; 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall
Clarkson Potter
New York, NY, 1991, First Edition
Hardcover
Near Fine with no dust jacket

Illustrated by Photographs and Paintings; 
003836; 
Price: 11.50 USD
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