SCARCE SIGNED LIMITED EDITION OF RACKHAM’S THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

  • The Night Before Christmas.
  • The Night Before Christmas.
  • The Night Before Christmas.
  • The Night Before Christmas.

The Night Before Christmas.

$2,000.00

Item Number: 50093

London: George C. Harrap & Co, 1931.

Signed limited first edition, number 244 of only 275 copies. Signed by Arthur RackhamOctavo, original gilt-stamped limp vellum, red and white pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt, with four color plates and 17 in-text line cuts. Near fine in the original slipcase.

A Visit from St. Nicholas, more commonly known as The Night Before Christmas, 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" (Edwin Burrows). For this edition of this classic, Arthur Rackham created four full-color illustrations, 17 drawings in black and white, and red and white pictorial endpapers.

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