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The Night Before Christmas

by Clement Clarke Moore

Condition: Very Good/Very Good

New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1937. Book. Illus. by Thelma Gooch. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Pictorial boards clean and bright. Spine heel with a bit of rubbing, bumped. Binding firm, no breaks or cracks. Contents clean and bright, unmarked. DJ not clipped (5050) top edge of front panel with 3" square hinged-closed tear, accompanied by creasing within affected area. Illustrated jacket still clear and visible in this area. Edges gently rubbed with some light bumping. A clean and nice copy, despite minor defects. Photographs available upon request..


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