Annotations for Visit from Saint Nicholas


Baker & Taylor
Reproduces facsimiles of a manuscript of the famous poem, recopied by the author himself, along with a printed edition of the book as published in 1869, both from the Huntingdon Collection

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Baker & Taylor
Reproduces facsimiles of a manuscript of the famous poem, recopied by the author himself, along with a printed edition of the book as published in 1869, both from the Huntingdon Collection.

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University of California Press
Clement C. Moore wrote "A Visit from Saint Nicholas," better known as "'Twas the Night Before Christmas," as a gift for his children. If an enthusiastic houseguest had not sent the poem to a local newspaper editor, the jolly old elf who traveled by reindeer-drawn sleigh might have enlivened only one family's traditions. The Huntington Library's special edition ofA Visit from Saint Nicholas is the first to include replicas of the poem written in Moore's own hand and a facsimile of the original 1869 four-color edition,Visit of St. Nicholas, one of the first American children's books printed in color. This modern reproduction of the two items, both in the Huntington's collections, uses state-of-the-art methods to match the character of the original McLoughlin Brothers edition as closely as possible. Whimsical illustrations by an anonymous 19th-century artist show St. Nick delivering a toy drum, a rocking horse, and Union soldier figurines to the cherubic children asleep in their beds.


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