First edition. This bibliography is the first comprehensive work ever undertaken to document the publication history of the most famous work in all Christmas literature. The Night Before Christmas poem was written over 180 years ago, and it has never been out of print. With more than 1,000 entries including 144 color illustrations of historic first editions, this book is a collector's dream. Mrs. Marshall has spent a lifetime collecting and organizing the works listed in this extraordinary bibliography. Seven detailed indexes, an historical essay describing the St. Nicholas legend, Clement Moore, and the origin of the poem make this an essential reference tool for collectors of Christmas memorabilia.