First edition thus, using the title "The Night Before Christmas" instead of the original title, "A Visit from St. Nicholas."
THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
The illustration of Santa going down the chimney is a copy by R. Roberts of Charles Ingham's drawing that was first printed in 1841 for the January issue of the NEW YORK MIRROR. The remainder of the booklet contains 2 Christmas poems: "The Night After Christmas," a parody of Moore's poem; and "Christmas and Children." Rare.
Philadelphia: Willis P. Hazard, . Full title: The night before Christmas; or Kriss Kringle's visit. 10.5'' x 7''. Original pictorial wrappers.  pages including wrappers. Illustrated by "Nick" with 6 full-page wood engravings plus a large engraving on front wrapper. Rear wrapper with 3 large chips at corners (no loss of text or image), repair to bottom edge of front wrapper, spine worn and repaired, corners rounded, some soil and chipping.
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