The Night Before Christmas

RACKHAM, Arthur (illustrator). Clement C. MOORE. The Night Before Christmas.

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RACKHAM, Arthur (illustrator). Clement C. MOORE. The Night Before Christmas. London, George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd. 1939.

8vo.; publisher's pictorial paper wrappers over card, decorated in green, red, and blue with a stencilled design by Rackham, pictorial endpapers in turquoise, in original decorated mailing envelope and the original, uncompleted, pictorial gift card; pp. [x], 11-29 + [i]; with pictorial title-page in red and black, full colour frontispiece and a host of line-drawings and text illustrations throughout; an immaculate, unopened, copy, without ownership inscription; increasingly scarce with the mailing sleeve and card.
First edition thus, in the reduced edition with one coloured plate. The first edition by Rackham was published in 1931 with a total of 4 coloured plates.

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