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Clement C. Moore
1881 THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS Early Color Printing A VISIT FROM ST. NICHOLAS
This listing is for an early printing of "The Night Before Christmas," dated 1881. Extremely rare, this is a big lovely book composed of fully illustrated children's stories and featuring The Night Before Christmas. The book measures approximately 9 x 10.5 inches with approximately 100 unnumbered pages. Construction is hardcover, embossed green cloth over boards with gilt cover designs and red page edging. Every other page has a full page chromolithograph illustration followed by opposing blank pages. At 139 years old, the book is very condition overall with just a bit of wear to the cover edges and corners. Pages have obviously been handled by "little" fingers showing moderate chips, tears, and soiling, mostly limited to the page edges away from the words or pictures. Binding is secure. There are some owner notations on a blank end page. "A Visit From St. Nicholas" is the first story with lovely frontispiece and unique illustrations following. On consignment from a lifelong Christmas collector. Shipped priority/insured. Thanks for looking! Please CLICK HERE for more vintage Christmas books.
Bookseller: Fun Antiques And Sports (vintagetoy) [Upstate, New York, United States]
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