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"PLEASE LOOK AFTER MY DEAREST LITTLE FRIEND JOANNE FOR ME"

CAPOTE, Truman. One Christmas. New York, 1983.

First trade edition of Capote's heartwarming childhood recollection, inscribed by him to a television director and mentioning his close friend Joanne Carson, "For John and Joy, two very special people. please look after my dearest little friend Joanne for me. love, Truman." $12,000.

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PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED BY CLEMENT MOORE, OF THE RARE FIRST COLLECTED EDITION OF HIS POEMS, FEATURING THE FIRST APPEARANCE IN A BOOK BY HIM OF “A VISIT FROM ST. NICHOLAS”

MOORE, Clement C. Poems. New York, 1844. Rare first edition, presentation copy, of the volume containing the first appearance in a book by Moore, and deemed by many the definitive version, of his immortal poem “A Visit from St. Nicholas” (pages 124-27), inscribed by Moore on the half title, “Miss Annie W. Morris, with the kind regards of the author. Jan. 1849.” $9750.

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FIRST EDITION OF CHRISTMAS STORIES, 1823, WITH THREE ILLUSTRATED PLATES BY GEORGE CRUIKSHANK

(CRUIKSHANK, George) [BERENS, Edward.]. Christmas Stories. Oxford, 1823.

First edition of this collection of three religiously themed stories, with three etched plates by George Cruikshank, handsomely bound in full morocco-gilt. $1000.

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KATHERINE ANNE PORTER’S A CHRISTMAS STORY, INSCRIBED ASSOCIATION PRESENTATION COPY

PORTER, Katherine Anne. Christmas Story. New York, 1958.

First edition, warmly inscribed on the title page to her old friend and publisher from the thirties, the co-founder of Harrison of Paris, Barbara [Harrison] Wescott: “For Barbara this belated New Year Greeting. With love, Katherine Anne. 12 January 1962. Her personal 12th or 3 King’s Night!”. $750.

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“FOR THE HOLLOW SMILE OF THE FALSEST FRIEND THAT HUMANITY EVER TRUSTED!”

CRUIKSHANK, George. Stenelaus and Amylda. London, 1858.

First edition of this pamphlet, illustrated with three in-text woodcuts, one repeated on the cover of the original wrappers, with a contemporary presentation inscription, “W. Sh—-, Esq., With the Author’s Compliments.” Accompanied by a photographic facsimile published in 1935 by author George A. Zabriskie. $600.

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"DEAR SANTA CLAUS IS ON HIS WAY TO BRING GREAT JOY ON CHRISTMAS DAY"

(CHRISTMAS). Fun for My Chums by Santa Claus. New York, 1932.

First edition of this advertising booklet intended as a giveaway to children visiting Santa at the Toyland at Hochschild, Kohn, & Co. Department Store, with eight pages in color, in original pictorial wrappers. $225.

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