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The Night Before Christmas

By Moore, Clement C




"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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Night Before Christmas

MOORE, Clement C.

Limited Edition, Signed by the Artist. Houseed in Original Slipcase. [RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. MOORE, Clement C. The Night before Christmas. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Philadalphia: J.B. Lippincott Co., [n.d., 1931]. Deluxe edition. One of 275 numbered copies for America (out of a total edition of 550 copies), signed by the artist. This being number 31. Octavo (9 x 5 7/8 inches; 227 x 148 mm). [2, blank], 35, [2], [1, blank] pp. Four color plates (included in pagination) and seventeen drawings in black and white. Printed in red and black. Original limp vellum lettered in gilt on front cover. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Pictorial endpapers in red and white. A very minor amount of smudging to vellum near spine. An about fine copy. In the original white cardboard slipcase with printed paper label on spine. Slipcase with chipping to spine label and cracking along joints with some repairs. Slipcase lacking a 1-inch piece at the bottom edge. Slipcase overall good, but book is near fine. Latimore and Haskell, p. 66. Riall, p. 174. HBS 68124. $2,000

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The Night Before Christmas

Moore, Clement C

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.

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Night Before Christmas

MOORE, Clement C.

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.

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The Night Before Christmas (A Revolving Picture and Lift-the-Flap Book)

Clement C. Moore

1988-03-02. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Night Before Christmas

Moore, Clement C

London: George C. Harrap & Co., 1931. Original Rackham designed paper boards in red, green, and blue on ivory background. Faint soiling here and there on d.j. which carries the same design. Spine faintly sunned, and at bottom has a small injury with no loss of paper. The same incident shows on the book in the same location. Endpapers are Rackham silhouette design in red on ivory. There are four (4) full page color plates, and each page is decorated in delicate black and white, with each stanza having an initial red letter. If you want one Rackham book in your collection, this one is an elegant production.. First Thus. Paper Covered Boards. Very Good/Good. Illus. by Arthur Rackham. 8vo. Trade.

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THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

MOORE, Clement C.

MOORE, Clement C. (RACKHAM, Arthur) THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippencott & Co., (circa 1931). 8vo. Cloth boards with Printed decorated front panel. (36) pages, plus 4 colored plates. First Ameri edition, first issue. [Marshall, Night Before Christmas, # 298]. Rare edition. OCLC records three Philadelphia editions of later dates, but n dated so early. A colorful interpretation of Moore's classic Christmas poem illustrated by this foremost English artist of the Edwardian era - a masterfu combination of whimsy and fantasy - have been used in countless reproductions including miniature books marketed as tree ornaments. Arthur Rackham illustrated this American classic towards the end of his life, and it is interesting to note that the elderly figure of the father is thought to be a self-portrait. His illustrations include a colored frontispiece and three colored text plates and many black-and-white text drawings. With personal inscription on front blank leaf dated "Christmas 1931." Very good.

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The Night Before Christmas

Moore, Clement C.

Derrydale Books. Hardcover. B00UU0WAD0 **Has crinkling** Acceptable Condition. Five star seller - Buy with confidence! . Fair.

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The Night Before Christmas (Look-Look) (A Golden Storytime Book)

Clement C. Moore

1988-05-07. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Night Before Christmas

Clement C. Moore

Sewn Paper binding and dust jacket

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The Night Before Christmas.

Moore, Clement C.

George C. Harrap & Co., Ltd, London: 1931. First trade edition. Near fine to fine in near fine, lightly soiled dust jacket with a light tidemark to lower front corner, in custom mylar cover. Four full page color illustrations and seventeen drawings in black & white by Arthur Rackham

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the Night Before Christmas - a Hallmark Pop-up Book

Moore, Clement C.; illus by Tom Patrick

Hallmark Cards, 1988. Presumed 1st edition.. Hardcover in b-folding color-illus boards, black cloth center tie.. Fine unmarked, perfect condition.. Six elaborate pop-up scenes accompany the original 1822 text of the famous Christmas poem. Brilliant clean tight copy, collectible. 10-1/2 x 7-3/4,

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The Night Before Christmas

Moore, Clement C.

London: George G. Harrap & Co., Ltd, 1931. Softbound. VG- (Some wear to extremities of wraps; Light foxing throughout). Arthur Rackham. Slipcase covered in reddish-brown paper; Matching cloth at spine; Matching trifold portfolio within to hold book; Color illus. wraps; Illustrated endpapers; 35 pp.; Profusely illustrated with 4 color plates and numerous bw figures. Clement C. Moore's classic story accompanied by wonderful, whimsical illustrations by artist Arthur Rackham.

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The Night Before Christmas: A Visit from St. Nicholas

Clement C. Moore

2003-05-02. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Night Before Christmas

Clement C. Moore

2004-06-02. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Night Before Christmas (A Golden Book)

Clement C. Moore

1988-07-05. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Night Before Christmas

Clement C. Moore

2001-10-01. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Night Before Christmas: A Magical Cut-Paper Edition

Clement C. Moore

2007-06-07. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Night Before Christmas

Moore Clement C.

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..

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The Night Before Christmas

Moore, Clement C.

HarperCollins. PAPERBACK. B005IV0VX2 . New.

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The Night Before Christmas

Moore, Clement C.

HarperCollins. PAPERBACK. B005IV0VX2 . New.

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The Night Before Christmas

Moore, Clement C.

HarperCollins. PAPERBACK. B005IV0VX2 Remainder mark . Fine.

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The Night Before Christmas

Moore, Clement C.

HarperCollins. PAPERBACK. B005IV0VX2 Remainder mark . Fine.

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The Night Before Christmas

Moore, Clement C.

HarperCollins. PAPERBACK. B005IV0VX2 signs of little wear on the cover. . Very Good.

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The Night Before Christmas

Moore, Clement C.

HarperCollins. PAPERBACK. B005IV0VX2 Minor shelf wear . Very Good.

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The Night Before Christmas

Clement C. Moore

1985-08-01. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Night Before Christmas: The Miniature Classic Edition (Miniature Editions)

Clement C. Moore

1998-05-02. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Night Before Christmas

Clement C. Moore

1985-09-05. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Night Before Christmas

Clement C. Moore

1976-07-01. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

MOORE, Clement C.

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.

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The Night Before Christmas (signed ltd.)

Moore, Clement C.

Tarrytown: Marshall Cavendish, 2006. 1st ed.. Hardcover. As New. Spirin, Gennady. 1st ed., No. 38 of 300 signed and numbered copies, 4to picture book full green leatherette stamped in gilt, illustrated in lavish color by Gennady Spirin and signed and numbered by him on a vellum limitation page bound in before the half-title page, in red silk clamshell case with color cover plate. As new in original shipping box. Signed by Spirin.

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The Night Before Christmas

Moore, Clement C

HarperCollins. PAPERBACK. 0060757442 . New.

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The Night Before Christmas

Moore, Clement C

HarperCollins. PAPERBACK. 0060757442 Remainder mark . Fine.

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The Night Before Christmas (First Editionj With Illustrations By Frances Brundage, Saalfield #615, Circa 1920, 35.5 Cm Tall)

Moore, Clement C.

Akron: The Saalfield Pub. Co (Circa 1920), 1920. 1st Edition . Soft cover. Fair. Color Illustrations By Frances Brundage. Illustrated White Covers Printed In Color, Early Or First Printing Of This Edition With Color Illustrations Throughout By Frances Brundage, 35.5 Cm Tall (Not The Shorter Reprints Or Reprinted Combined Edition). Wear, Some Very Light Dampstaining To Coves And To Corners Of Pages.

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The Night Before Christmas

Clement C.Moore,

New York: Random House, 1961. No Aditional Printings Stated. Hardcover. Fine/Good. Grandma Moses. no edition stated, Inside there is no gift inscription or remarks. Pictures especially painted for this book. NO ISBN # indicated. The dust jacket is creased and has some small tears all around the edges, Price clipped dust jacket. The front Pictorial board's Illustration is pink. We can ship from the USA and Canada. We list books that are academic, collectible and historically significant, providing the utmost quality and customer service satisfaction. For any questions feel free to email us.

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The Night Before Christmas: A Christmas Pop-up

Clement C. Moore

1996-09-06. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Night Before Christmas (Jellybean Books(R))

Clement C. Moore

1999-09-07. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Night Before Christmas

Clement C. Moore

2006-05-05. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Night Before Christmas

Clement C. Moore

2007-05-04. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Night Before Christmas (Sterling Illustrated Classics)

Clement C. Moore

2010-08-08. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Night Before Christmas

Moore, Clement C.

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.

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The Night Before Christmas

Moore, Clement C.

London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., 1939. Stated at copyright: This Edition First Published 1939; an early original printing. Unique folded pictorial wrapper with protective flaps at front and back, moderate edge wear, rub. Pages very good; brief antiquarian inscription at front blank endpaper. Frontispiece color plate of an elf returning up the chimney while father looks on with candle. Illustration with Rackham's stylish imagery and whimsical imps throughout. The father of the family narrates the words just as Clement Moore wrote them, and artist Arthur Rackham captures the spirit in vibrant illustrations that reflect this memorable night. Visually he extends this favorite Christmas story for children, who will delight in watching the two mischievous stowaways from the North Pole enthusiastically exploring the sacks of gifts on the roof while St. Nick, unaware, journeys down the chimney... until the toys spill down onto the lawn and he turns with a jerk! Who's that peeking out of the sleigh? As St. Nick and reindeer descend through a brilliant night sky onto the roof of a Victorian house in a snowy New England village, the famous Christmas poem begins. A unique and beautiful edition to be cherished for years to come by all the family, especially the youngest, who find the night before Christmas perhaps the most exciting night of the year. A beautifully imagined holiday classic! Made in Great Britain. Printed by Jerrold & Sons, Ltd., Norwich. Insured post.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Good. Illus. by Rackham, Arthur. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" Tall.

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The Night Before Christmas.

Moore, Clement C.

Philadelphia:: John C. Winston Co. ,, 1883.. Hardcover. Poor. Unpaginated, 12mo. Quarter-cloth hardcover. Illustrated (w/ b&w etchings) by William T. Smedley, Frederic B. Schell, Alfred Fredericks, & Henry R. Poore. Moderate discoloration, soiling (including pen markings) & edgewear to boards. Heavy wear w/ tears to spine & some pieces chipped off; binding loose but holding (handle gently). Soiling, pencil writing & scribbling to pds & eps. Separations, moderate soiling, brown spots, creases & tears throughout textblock.

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The Night Before Christmas

Clement C. Moore

1980-07-06. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Night Before Christmas

Moore, Clement C.; Illustrated By Roger Duvoisin

Garden City: Garden City, 1954. Illustrated boards with light shelf wear, bookstore sticker to rear pastedown; in matching pictorial dust jacket with edge wear and tears, some repaired on verso. The holiday classic with bright, bold artwork by Roger Duvoisin. First editions are scarce.. First Edition. Pictorial Boards. Very Good/Good. Illus. by Roger Duvoisin. Narrow Folio.

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The Night Before Christmas

Clement C. Moore ; Animated by Meg Wohlberg

New York: : Crown Publishers, 1994. Book. Illus. by Meg Wohlberg. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. Features brightly colored pictorial paper-covered boards. Very rare in this condition. The 'animated pictures' are by Meg Wohlberg the pop-ups/mechanicals are intact and working, and the Christmas tree ribbon is present. First Edition, First Printing. [thus]Spiral Binding. Unpaginated, 16 pages plus endpages. 8vo; 8.75 inches tall; 7 inches wide. ------- The book shows very well, with minimal indications of age/wear, including mild shelf wear and rubbing, with minor loss to the head and foot of the spine. Text and illustrations are clear and vibrant on lightly age toned pages. All mechanicals are intact and working. ---------- A Visit from St. Nicholas, more commonly known as The Night Before Christmas and Twas the Night Before Christmas from its first line, is a poem first published anonymously in 1823 and later attributed to Clement Clarke Moore, who claimed authorship in 1837. ----------- The poem has been called arguably the best-known verses ever written by an American and is largely responsible for some of the conceptions of Santa Claus from the mid-nineteenth century to today. It has had a massive impact on the history of Christmas gift-giving. Before the poem gained wide popularity, American ideas had varied considerably about Saint Nicholas and other Christmastide visitors. "A Visit from St. Nicholas" eventually was set to music and has been recorded by many artists." [wiki] Moore is credited and is most widely known as the author of the Christmas poem A Visit from St. Nicholas, first published anonymously in 1823. It later became widely known as Twas the Night Before Christmas and has been published in numerous illustrated versions in various languages. Scholars debate the identity of the author, calling on textual and handwriting analysis as well as other historical sources. (Courtesy Wikipedia), .

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The Night Before Christmas

Clement C. Moore

2004-04-09. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Night Before Christmas

Moore, Clement C.; Tudor, Tasha (illus)

Worcester: Achille J. St. Onge. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine in Near Fine Dustjacket. Tight, bright, and unmarred. Red leather boards, gilt lettering and decorative elements, aeg, printed endpapers, frontispiece, dustjacket with slight tear on back. 95x63mm. np. Illus. (color plates).

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The Night Before Christmas

Moore, Clement C.

New York: E.P. Dutton, & Co., 1928. Hardcover. Orig. white color illustrated paper covered boards, black cloth spine. Very good, in good dust wrapper. Unpaginated (15 pgs.) 28 x 20 cm. A Christmas time favorite including "Noteworthy twelve reindeer pulling the sleigh across a two-page spread." [Marshal 278]. A very clean and handsome copy with no prior ownership markings. Dust wrapper rubbed and chipped with 3 cm. loss to tail of spine.

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The Night Before Christmas

Moore, Clement C.

Worcester, MA: St. Onge, Achille J., 1962. Tudor, Tasha. 28ff. First issue. One of 1,200 copies. Illustrated in full color by Tasha Tudor. Fine in gilt-titled red leather, with equally fine pictorial dust jacket. A.e.g. (Massmann VIII). (3 5/8 by 2 5/8; 93x67mm).

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Price: $149.00