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Night Before Christmas

by MOORE, Clement C

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1931. RACKHAM, Arthur.. MOORE, Clement C. The Night Before Christmas. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Original cloth, pictorial paper pastedown on front board, non-priceclipped dust jacket. Phila.: J.B. Lippincott Co., [1931]. First American trade edition. Latimore & Haskell, p.66. 4 full page color plates, 17 black and white illustrations, pictorial endpapers. Publisher's prospectus for the English edition laid in. Fine in fine d/j.

"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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