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The Night Before Christmas

by Moore, Clement C

Condition: Good/No Jacket


Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co. Vellum with gilt lettering. Red design endpapers. Glassine remnant laid in. Binding and endpapers have some foxing. Number 125/275 of the American issue signed by Rackham on the limitation page. Frontis and 3 other full color illustrations as well as many black and white. A beautiful Rackham limited edition though without glassine and slipcase.. Signed By the Artist. Limited/Numbered. Vellum. Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Arthur Rackham. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Limited.

"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: The Title Page ABAA US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: WN5011
  • Title: The Night Before Christmas
  • Author: Moore, Clement C
  • Illustrator:Arthur Rackham
  • Format/binding:Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Good
  • Jacket condition: No Jacket
  • Edition: Limited/Numbered
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: J.B. Lippincott & Co.
  • Place: Philadelphia
  • Size: 8vo


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