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The Night Before Christmas

Illustrator:
Arthur Rackham (British, London 1867–1939 Limpsfield, Surrey)
Author:
Clement Clarke Moore (American, New York 1779–1863 Newport, Rhode Island)
Publisher:
J. B. Lippincott Company (Philadelphia)
Printer:
R. & R. Clark (Edinburgh)
Date:
[1931]
Medium:
Illustrations: photomechanical process
Dimensions:
8 7/8 x 5 3/4 in. (22.5 x 14.6 cm)
Classification:
Books
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. John Barry Ryan, transferred from the Library, 1983
Accession Number:
1983.1223.9
Not on view
Illustrated endpapers (red and white silhouettes), half title with black-and-white vignette, color frontispiece, illustrated title page in black and red ink, note on author with vignette on verso, list of color plates, 2nd half title in black and red ink, pp. 11-(37) including 20 black-and-white illustrations and vignettes and 3 full-page color plates (in addition to frontispiece). Bound in green cloth-covered boards; title and artist printed in green on off-white label, illustrated with Santa Claus, pasted onto front cover.
Inscription: Printed on title page: "The.Night / Before.Christman / By / Clement C. Moore L.L.D. / Illustrated by / Arthur Rackham / Philadelphia / J. B. Lippincott & Co."
Mrs. John Barry Ryan; Donor: Mrs. John Barry Ryan
Latimore and Haskell, p. 66; Gettings, p. 180; Hudson, p. 172
Sarah Briggs Latimore, Grace Clark Haskell Arthur Rackham, A Bibliography. Jacksonville, Florida, 1936, p. 66.

Derek Hudson Arthur Rackham: His Life and Work. London, 1960, p. 172.

Roland Baughman The Centenary of Arthur Rackham's Birth, September 19, 1867: An appreciation of his genius and a catalogue of his original sketches, drawings and paintings in the Berol Collection. 1967, related drawings, p. 34.

Fred Gettings Arthur Rackham. New York, 1975, fig. no. 139, pp. 162, 180.



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