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THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, A DESCRIPTIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY OF CLEMENT CLARKE MOORE'S IMMORTAL POEM. Nancy H. Marshall.

THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, A DESCRIPTIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY OF CLEMENT CLARKE MOORE'S IMMORTAL POEM.

New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2002. small 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 324 pages with 24 separate pages of plates in color. 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... READ MORE

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Frontispiece - Clement Clark Moore portrait.............................ii

Dedication...............................................................v

Acknowledgments.........................................................ix

Foreword..............................................................xiii

Preface.................................................................xv

Historical Background.................................................xvii
   From Saint Nicholas to Santa Claus.................................xvii
   Legend of Christmas Eve 1822.........................................xx
   Influencesand Originality...........................................xxi
   Clement Clarke Moore 1779-1863....................................xxiii
   Holograph Copies....................................................xxv
   Livingston Claimas Author..........................................xxix
   Publication Milestones: The Artists.................................xxx
   The Nineteenth Century............................................xxxii
   The Twentieth Century.............................................xxxiv
   Publication Milestones: The Publishers...........................xxxvii

List of Tables
   Table 1: Nineteenth Century Publication Milestones................xxxii
   Table 2: Number of Entries by Decade of Publication.................xli
   Table 3: Date Conventions and Sorting Order........................xliv
   Table 4: Source Abbreviations.......................................xlv

Introduction to the Bibliography.....................................xliii
   Scope.............................................................xliii
   Organization.......................................................xliv
   Anatomy of an Entry................................................xliv
   Illustrations.....................................................xlvii

Color Plates 1-24...........................................after page 120

Bibliographic Entries....................................................3

Bibliography of Clement Clarke Moore's Other Works...,.................231

Selective Sources Consulted............................................235

Indexes................................................................241
   Author, Editor and Compiler Index...................................241
   Format Index........................................................245
   Genera Index........................................................248
   Illustrator, Artist, Engraver, Designer and Typographer Index.......251
   Publisher and Printer Index.........................................258
   Series Index........................................................266
   Title Index.........................................................269

Colophon...............................................................279