The Night Before Christmas: The True Story of "A Visit From St. Nicholas", with a Life of the Author. Arthur N. Hosking, Clement Moore.
The Night Before Christmas: The True Story of "A Visit From St. Nicholas", with a Life of the Author
The Night Before Christmas: The True Story of "A Visit From St. Nicholas", with a Life of the Author

The Night Before Christmas: The True Story of "A Visit From St. Nicholas", with a Life of the Author

New York: Privately Printed, 1933. Limited edition. Hardcover. 12mo. (28), (34)pp. Full red leather blocked on the spine with the title in gilt, and on the upper board with title, EB logo and a facsimile of Clement Moore's signature.


The first section is a facsimile of 1848 edition of "A Visit from St. Nicholas", with engravings by Boyd. The second half is the Life of the Author.


One of 50 special copies from an edition of 1000, which was privately printed by the Encyclopaedia Britannica for its friends. This is copy No. 42.


A fine copy with only a trace of rubbing at the hinges. Housed in the publlsher's slipcase, near fine with just a little rubbing.



. Fine. Item #21171

Price: $400.00

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