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The Night Before Christmas.

by Moore, Clement C

Condition: Poor

Philadelphia:: John C. Winston Co. ,, 1883.. Hardcover. Poor. Unpaginated, 12mo. Quarter-cloth hardcover. Illustrated (w/ b&w etchings) by William T. Smedley, Frederic B. Schell, Alfred Fredericks, & Henry R. Poore. Moderate discoloration, soiling (including pen markings) & edgewear to boards. Heavy wear w/ tears to spine & some pieces chipped off; binding loose but holding (handle gently). Soiling, pencil writing & scribbling to pds & eps. Separations, moderate soiling, brown spots, creases & tears throughout textblock.

"A Visit from St. Nicholas ", also known as " The Night Before Christmas" and "'Twas the Night Before Christmas " from its first line, is a poem first published anonymously in 1823 . This famous poem helped to cement the image of Santa Claus from the description of his appearance, his transportation, and how he brings the gifts to children on Christmas eve.

  • Bookseller: Cellar Stories Bookstore US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 161630
  • Title: The Night Before Christmas.
  • Author: Moore, Clement C
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Poor
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: John C. Winston Co. ,
  • Place: Philadelphia:
  • Date published: 1883.
  • Keywords: Moore Smedley schell Fredericks Poore illustrated Noel holidays 19th century


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