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by MOORE, Clement C

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MOORE, Clement C. (RACKHAM, Arthur) THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS. London: George C. Harrap & Co., (1939). 8vo. Printed decorated color wrapper Color plate frontispiece, (32) pages. [Marshall, Night Before Christmas, # 34 A colorful interpretation of Moore's classic Christmas poem. The illustratio are by Arthur Rackham the foremost English artist of the Edwardian era - a masterful combination of whimsy and fantasy - have been used in countless reproductions including miniature books marketed as tree ornaments. Rackham illustrated some of the most famous books of the first half of the 20th centu this pamphlet being one of his last works. His illustrations include a color frontispiece plate and many black-and-white text drawings. It is interesting note that the elderly figure of the father is thought to be a self-portrait. Very good.

"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.


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