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Christmas in Italy

By: Ross, Corinne

Price: $9.20

Publisher: Chicago, IL, World Book - Childcraft Int'l.: 1979

Seller ID: 000605

ISBN: 0716620081

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket

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 ... View more info

Once Upon a Lifetime

By: Schwartzman, Sylvan D.

Price: $5.52

Publisher: UAHC: 1960

Seller ID: REL-19003

Condition: Good with no dust jacket

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. View more info

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The Christmas List (A Holly, Jolly Treasury of Seasonal Stats)

By: Rekulak, Jason; Joslow, Aaron; Shenk, Jennifer

Price: $6.90

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, Quirk Books: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003707

ISBN: 1931686475

Condition: New with no dust jacket

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 View more info

The Great Circus Parade

By: Nebbia, Tom; Clement, Herbert; Jando, Dominique

Price: $9.20

Publisher: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U. S. A., Gareth Stevens Pub: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003058

ISBN: 0836801563

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket

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, ... View more info

The Holly and the Ivy: a Celebration of Christmas

By: Segall, Barbara

Price: $11.50

Publisher: New York, NY, Clarkson Potter: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003836

ISBN: 0517586096

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket

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 ... View more info