Arthur Rackham The Night Before Christmas US First Edition Book 1939
Clement C Moore The Night Before Christmas illustrated by Arthur Rackham is for sale. This is the U.S. first edition published by J.B. Lippincott Co. in Philadelphia in 1939.
The original green binding measures 6.00 x 9.00 inches (approximately) and has its original label applied to the front board. The label is marked and rubbed, the binding also has light marks and rubbing, but the binding is still attractive being complete and sound in its construction and in Very Good condition.
There are 35 numbered pages with stunning red illustrations to the front and rear endpapers, 4 full-page colour illustrations and additional black and white illustrations by Arthur Rackham. The pages are in overall Very Good + condition with an inscription to the blank page opposite the Half Title Page, and with light marks to some pages.
The Night Before Christmas is a highly collectable Arthur Rackham illustrated book that will make a great present at Christmastime, or anytime of the year.