This is the ORIGINAL 100+ YEAR OLD RARE FIRST EDITION / FIRST VERSION (FIRE-ENGINE RED HEAVY INKED ILLUSTRATION OVER BOARD) Volume of Clement Moore's "A Visit From St. Nicholas", immortalized as only the Original Wonderful Wizard of OZ Illustrator could do! FIRST EDITION, FIRST STATE, complete with 65 FULL COLOR PAGES! >>>>>>>>>>> This is a TRUE FIRST AMERICAN EDITION in Original Full Red Paper Color Wrap around Illustration of Original Santa & his sleigh & reindeer -- True First Printing Published by G.W. Dillingham, New York, in September, 1902 (Second VERSION WAS PUBLISHED shortly thereafter in the same year & was done in Olive-tan cloth with red-brown lettering and color paste label of Santa in a snow storm). NOTE: ALL IMAGES ARE FROM THIS VERY BOOK!!! Boards are slightly edge and tip worn, Spine coating mostly sluffed off (typical), boards in great shape, binder tight. Hinges are not cracked (as is often the case). NO NAMES, MARKS COLORING IN OR DAMAGE!! Illustrated end papers are Wonderful - often missing! VG / VG+++ Illustrated with Dramatic & Brilliant Colors. The Format is Quarto (9" x 12"), With Color Illustrated Verse on every other page, & a FULL PAGE COLOR ILLUSTRATION on the opposite page. Unpaginated, with over 65 Color Illustrated Pages, and a lovely Color Illustrated Introduction to Clement Moore's Classic by Grace Duffy Boylan. Remarkably clean and undamaged, with only an occasional faint margin edge finger handing dab!! THE IMAGES ARE DONE SEQUENTIALLY FOLLOWING THE ORDER IN THE FRONT & REAR OF THE BOOK.ALL ARE PRESENT, AND i CANNOT EVEN FIND A SMALL MARGIN TEAR.REMARKABLE FOR THIS BOOK!! A VERY NICE EXAMPLE, RARE FIRST AMERICAN EDITION . It was not published in Great Britain until 3 years after this FIRST AMERICAN EDITION!!. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: DENSLOW'S NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, FIRST ...
Publisher: G. W. DILLINGHAM
Publication Date: 1902
Illustrator: W.W. DENSLOW
Book Condition: Very Good+
Edition: 1st Edition
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