First edition, first issue of one of the most beautiful turn-of-the-century editions of the classic Christmas poem.
Very good plus.
DENSLOW'S NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
Moore's classic poem never had more wonderful or appropriate illustrations. The text is reproduced in letterforms after Denslow's design, with each page featuring color vignettes. In addition, there are many wonderfully vibrant full-page color illustrations that put one in mind of the first edition of Baum's WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ, which Denslow most famously illustrated. This production is an interesting contrast to Baum's own Christmas publication of the same year, THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF SANTA CLAUS. Due to the nature of the binding, this book is usually found in poor condition; later issues were issued in cloth.
Read more: Greene & Hearn, W.W. Denslow, 182.
New York: G.W. Dillingham, 1902. 11'' x 9''. Original orange pictorial boards.  pages. Faint embossed library stamp on title page. Usual edge wear and paper rubbing at joints else a clean and tight copy: text and illustrations stunning.
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