The Night Before Christmas (Paperback)
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"A Visit from St. Nicholas" first appeared as an anonymous holiday poem in a New York newspaper in 1823. Since then, it hasbecome better known by its first line and it hasdefined the image of Santa Claus and his most familiar traits, from his snowy beard and chubby cheeks to the names of his reindeer.
Ready to delight a whole new generation, this luminous facsimile of a sought-after 1917 edition abounds in nostalgic charm. Its fourteen enchanting illustrations by a beloved artist appear in a faithful, large-format reproduction with heavy pages that will last for many holiday seasons. An ideal holiday gift, this volume will be treasured by collectors of antique books and vintage Christmas memorabilia.
About the Author
Clement Clarke Moore (July 15, 1779 - July 10, 1863) was a writer and professor and is credited with writing "A Visit from St. Nicholas" for his children. Originally published anonymously on December 23rd, 1823, the poem that would come to be known as "'Twas the Night Before Christmas," was responsible for the creation of the Santa Claus myth as it is known in the United States and much ofthe English-speaking world.
Margaret Evans Price (1888 - 1973) was a prolific and talented artist who wrote and illustrated many children's books in a long and illustrious career spanning the 1910s through the 1950s. Married to Irving Price, founder of the Fisher-Price toy company, her illustrations also served as the basis for some of their first products.