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Clement C. Moore's beloved poem about Santa's arrival on Christmas Eve has been illustrated by hundreds of artists since its first publication in 1823. Two collectors of antique children's books have selected a variety of these charming pictures from Arthur Rackham, Jessie Willcox Smith, Thomas Nast, and other renowned children's illustrators of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Most of the images are from versions of the poem; a few are from antique postcards or magazines. Source notes for all the illustrations are included. Santa is dressed differently by each artist, but he is always "chubby and plump--a right jolly old elf" who brings joy to all good little girls and boys. This attractive edition of The Night Before Christmas will be enjoyed most by collectors of children's books or lovers of things Victorian. Youngsters who are already familiar with the poem will delight in comparing the different old-fashioned Santas and the children of long ago "nestled all snug in their beds." A charming holiday gift to leave under the tree on Christmas Eve for anyone who believes in the magic of Santa Claus. (Ages 5 to adult) --Marcie BovetzBook Description:
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Book Description Joshua Morris Publishing [ca. 1990], 1990. Book Condition: Very Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP87429399
Book Description Carnival, London, 1990. Laminated Pictorial Boards. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Johnson, Paul (illustrator). First In This Edition. Minor wear and bumping to boards which have lost their new glossy look. Illustrated volume of this Christmas favourite. Bookseller Inventory # 10990
Book Description Joshua Morris Publishing [ca. 1990], Wilton, CT, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Illustrated by John Speirs (illustrator). First Printing. An attractive Christmas classic in Fine condition; The children's Christmas classic "The Night Before Christmas" written by Clement C. Moore with illustrations by John Speirs (including 6 wonderful illustrated ornaments to hang on your tree). Bookseller Inventory # 13607
Book Description Joshua Morris Publishing [ca. 1990], 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Bookseller Inventory # 2616461916