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The Night Before Christmas

by Moore Clement C

Condition: Good


A. R. Mowbray & Co. Limited, 1948. Book. Illus. by Thomas Joan Gale. Good. Card Cover. 1st Edition. Small book with stiff card covers. Illustration of Santa and reindeers in sky above house. Slight split crack to spine, just superficial. Some rubbing to spine and edges of covers. Corners bumped. Back cover has a few marks and slight creasing. Red, navy and yellow illustrations. 31 pages. Old pencil price to half title page. The odd slight mark to pages..

"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: M and M Books GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 016246
  • Title: The Night Before Christmas
  • Author: Moore Clement C
  • Illustrator:Thomas Joan Gale
  • Format/binding:Paperback
  • Book condition: Used - Good
  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: A. R. Mowbray & Co. Limited
  • Date published: 1948


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