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The Night Before Christmas

by Moore, Clement C

Condition: Very Good


Toronto: Clarke Irwin & Company Limited, 1931. No date, c. 1931. No dust jacket. Light red paper boards with black lettering, fade to spine and very light wear to tips of boards. Clean througout, illustrated with plates by Arthur Rackham. Canadian Edition after the UK sheets. . Hardcover. Very Good. Illus. by Arthur Rackham.

"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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