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Christmas Ornaments

Author : Margaret Schiffer
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Merry Christmas Celebrating America s Greatest Holiday

Author : Karal Ann Marling
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It wouldn't be Christmas without the "things." How they came to mean so much, and to play such a prominent role in America's central holiday, is the tale told in this delightful and edifying book. In a style characteristically engaging and erudite, Karal Ann Marling, one of our most trenchant observers of American culture, describes the outsize spectacle that Christmas has become.

Christmas

Author : Judith Flanders
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Christmas has been all things to all people: a religious festival, a family celebration, a time of eating and drinking. Yet the origins of the customs which characterize the festive season are wreathed in myth. When did turkeys become the plat du jour? Is the commercialization of Christmas a recent phenomenon, or has the emphasis always been on spending? Just who is, or was, Santa Claus? And for how long have we been exchanging presents of underwear and socks? Food, drink and nostalgia for Christmases past seem to be almost as old as the holiday itself, far more central to the story of Christmas than religious worship. Thirty years after the first recorded Christmas, in the fourth century, the Archbishop of Constantinople was already warning that too many people were spending the day not in worship, but dancing and eating to excess. By 1616, the playwright Ben Jonson was nostalgically recalling the Christmases of yesteryear, confident that they had been better then. In Christmas: A Biography, acclaimed social historian and best-selling author Judith Flanders casts a sharp and revealing eye on the myths, legends and history of the season, from the origins of the holiday in the Roman empire to the emergence of Christmas trees in central Europe, to what might just possibly be the first appearance of Santa Claus – in Switzerland! – to draw a picture of the season as it has never been seen before.

Angel Carving and Other Favorites

Author : Ron Ransom
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Provides instructions for carving and painting a variety of angels, Santas, and other wooden figures, with photographs that illustrate each step of the process, as well as tips on how to get started.

Christmas Past

Author : Robert Brenner
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Warman s Americana and Collectibles

Author : Harry L. Rinker
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The Artful Christmas

Author : Linda Arnaud
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Eight holiday menus contain more than 40 recipes and many entertaining ideas.

Warman s Americana collectibles

Author : Harry L. Rinker
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Devoted to the most popular flea market and antique show objects, this is for those who take seriously toys, games, glassware and other items that are remembrances of by-gone years. 500 black-and-white photographs.

Americana Collectibles

Author : Harry L. (Editor) Rinker
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Halloween in America

Author : Stuart Schneider
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Guide to Halloween's history and memorabilia

Warman s Antiques and Their Prices

Author : Edwin G. Warman
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Der Reggeboge

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Warman s Antiques and Collectibles Price Guide

Author : Ellen T. Schroy
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An antiques price guide for more than 50,000 items, with detailed descriptions.

Kovels Guide to Selling Your Antiques Collectibles

Author : Ralph M. Kovel
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Early American Life

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Whitaker s Books in Print

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Warman s Antiques and Collectibles Price Guide

Author : Ellen Tischbein Schroy
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America's longest-running antiques price guide is updated to include up-to-date pricing, more photos, and expanded coverage with more than 500,000 listings, as well as the addition of new tables, educational notes, and comparisons. 1,500+ photos. 8-page color insert.

The Magazine Antiques

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Warman s Americana and Collectibles

Author : Harry L. Rinker, Jr.
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For more than ten years Warman's Americana & Collectibles has served as the leader in documenting and valuing twentieth-century collectibles ...

Books in Print Supplement

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