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The Night Before Christmas: With Decorations in Colour by Elizabeth MacKinstry

by Moore, Clement C

Condition: Orig. white color illustrated paper covered boards, black cloth spine. Very good, in good dust wrapper


New York: E.P. Dutton, & Co., 1928. Hardcover. Orig. white color illustrated paper covered boards, black cloth spine. Very good, in good dust wrapper. Unpaginated (15 pgs.) 28 x 20 cm. A Christmas time favorite including "Noteworthy twelve reindeer pulling the sleigh across a two-page spread." [Marshal 278]. A very clean and handsome copy with no prior ownership markings. Dust wrapper rubbed and chipped with 3 cm. loss to tail of spine.


"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: lizzyoung bookseller US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 964
  • Title: The Night Before Christmas
  • Author: Moore, Clement C
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Orig. white color illustrated paper covered boards, black cloth spine. Very good, in good dust wrapper
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: E.P. Dutton, & Co.
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1928


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