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Clement C. Moore
1840 A VISIT FROM ST. NICHOLAS Very Early Printing THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
1840. This listing is for a very early bound printings of "A Visit From St. Nicholas," dated 1840, 1st edition. The book is an anthology of significant American poetry of that era. Extremely scarce, it is noted for being the first time the poem appears with an illustration of St. Nicholas and second time it appears with author attribution. The illustration is by John Gadsby Chapman and is one of the very first depictions Santa Claus. Authorship reads "C.C. Moore." The book measures 5 x 7.5 inches and has 284 pages of text and illustrations. Construction hardcover, embossed leather over boards with gilt cover designs and page edges. At 177 years old, the book is in very good condition overall with modest wear to the the covers, mostly at the corners. Pages are unusually clean. The inner hinges have been neatly reinforced and binding is tight. "A Visit From St. Nicholas" is found on page 101. A lovely old book, both rare and important. On consignment from a lifelong Christmas collector. Thanks for looking! Please CLICK HERE for more vintage Christmas books.
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