36 pages, 23 x 15 cm. Limited edition, copy 126 of 275 of the English issue signed by Arthur Rackham [of a total of 550 copies split equally for America and England]. Four color plates and seventeen drawings in black and white, with pictorial endpapers in red and white. Printed in red and black. HAMILTON p.142. In discussing Rackham's successful relationship with Harrap, "Thus in 1931, they brought out Walton's `The Complete Angler` and `The Night Before Christmas.` The limited edition of the latter sold our promptly. There was quite a fight over it. America went very strong for it." Which may help explain our copy is the English issue. Fresh, very bright copy. Orig. full vellum with cover gold lettering. Teg. Fine in fine slipcase. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. ...
Publisher: George G. Harrap
Publication Date: 1931
Illustrator: Rackham, Arthur
Book Description Weathervane Books ., New York, 1976. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine in Dust Jacket. Reprint. Reprint, first issued in 1931. Octavo, original maroon cloth titled in gilt on spine, small pictorial device in gilt on front panel. Decorated endpapers. Unpaginated [28 pp]. Nearly fine, quite a nice copy, in like dust jacket. A wonderfully illustrated version of this classic Christmas poem. Bookseller Inventory # 309411