NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

(New York: Weathervane Books, 1976).

FIRST WEATHERVANE EDITION OF CLEMENT MOORE'S CHRISTMAS CLASSIC MAGICALLY ILLUSTRATED BY RACKHAM. "A man with a modesty to match his genius, Rackham was possessed of a sense of humor that gently pervaded many of his illustrations. It is he matching twinkling smiles with Santa before the hearth in the frontispiece, and again he springing 'from the bed to see what was the matter,' surveying the dreamland that he, the master fantasist, created." Item #30326

First Edition issued by Weathervane. Illustrated with twenty-six pages of sketches and paintings by Arthur Rackham including four full-color plates. Endpapers designed by the artist. 8vo, bound in the publisher's original red cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine and gilt decorated on the upper cover. In the colour-illustrated dustjacket. [Unnumbered] A very fine copy, as pristine.

Price: $65.00