The Night Before Christmas

By: Clement C. Moore ; Animated by Meg Wohlberg

Price: $175.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good


Features brightly colored pictorial paper-covered boards. Very rare in this condition. The 'animated pictures' are by Meg Wohlberg the pop-ups/mechanicals are intact and working, and the Christmas tree ribbon is present. First Edition, First Printing. [thus]Spiral Binding. Unpaginated, 16 pages plus endpages. 8vo; 8.75 inches tall; 7 inches wide.


The book shows very well, with minimal indications of age/wear, including mild shelf wear and rubbing, with minor loss to the head and foot of the spine. Text and illustrations are clear and vibrant on lightly age toned pages. All mechanicals are intact and working.


A Visit from St. Nicholas, more commonly known as The Night Before Christmas and Twas the Night Before Christmas from its first line, is a poem first published anonymously in 1823 and later attributed to Clement Clarke Moore, who claimed authorship in 1837.


The poem has been called arguably the best-known verses ever written by an American and is largely responsible for some of the conceptions of Santa Claus from the mid-nineteenth century to today. It has had a massive impact on the history of Christmas gift-giving. Before the poem gained wide popularity, American ideas had varied considerably about Saint Nicholas and other Christmastide visitors. "A Visit from St. Nicholas" eventually was set to music and has been recorded by many artists." [wiki] Moore is credited and is most widely known as the author of the Christmas poem A Visit from St. Nicholas, first published anonymously in 1823. It later became widely known as Twas the Night Before Christmas and has been published in numerous illustrated versions in various languages. Scholars debate the identity of the author, calling on textual and handwriting analysis as well as other historical sources. (Courtesy Wikipedia),

Title: The Night Before Christmas

Author Name: Clement C. Moore ; Animated by Meg Wohlberg

Illustrator: Meg Wohlberg

Categories: CHILDREN'S BOOKS, Illustrations - Childrens,

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Publisher: New York:, Crown Publishers: 1994

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: None Issued

Type: Book

lb: 3.00 lb

Seller ID: 010967

Keywords: Christmas, Mechanical Books, Pop up books,