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Moore, Clement C. ; DARLEY
A Visit from Saint Nicholas ( A NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS ) TWAS
NY, 1862 Illustrated by: : F.O.C. DARLEY Published by GREGORY, JAMES G CHRISTMAS Binding: PAPER BACK TAN Size: 8 X 10 7 Pages Topic: CHRISTMAS Overall Condition is: GOOD General slightly soiled cover, few finger smudges on cover, corners bent, creased at corners, 2 split in foot of spine, light age-toning to pages, a few sloil stains, cover detached from text, foxing. The poem appeared earlier in some newspapers and almanacs. This copy is published alone in it's complete form as a single poem in book format as one the first illustrated editions of A Visit from Saint Nicholas, or; Night before Chistmas. 1862. Cover has title in red and green ink with St. Nicholas in center of letters, Illustrated from Drawings by F.O.C. Darley, entered into the Act of Congress in 1862. Holly berries and leaves are the background for an inch and a half circular image of a lit long pipe smoking full bearded Santa. Each page has an illustrated image occuping a third of the page ( signed N. Orr & Co.I assume this is the engraver or printer). 6 different images of Santa. . Title:The Night Before Christmas: A Descriptive Bibliography of Clement Clarke Moore's Immortal Poem with Editions from 1823 through 2000.........The entry number is 54 for this edition ''Twas the Night before Christmas', also known as 'A Visit from St Nicholas' was written in 1822 by Clement Clarke Moore and was originally written for his family (supposedly on Christmas Eve, but this may have just been part of a marketing strategy from the publishers). It was first published in the Troy (New York) Sentinel on 23rd December 182 … [Click Below for Full Description]
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