CHRISTMAS. (MOORE,CLEMENT) THE NEW-YORK BOOK OF POETRY [THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS]. NY: George Dearborn 1837. Tall 8vo, pinkish-brown cloth blind stamped and stamped in gold with gilt vase on covers, 253p., cloth on spine ends chipped off (1/2" on top and 1/4" on bottom), foxing, front outer joint rubbed, altogether tight and VG. 1st edition, state A (NEW-YORK BOOK in sans-serif type face). This is the FIRST APPEARANCE IN BOOK FORM AND THE FIRST TIME MOORE'S NAME APPEARS AS THE AUTHOR (previous appearances in the Troy Sentinel and in almanacs had been anonymous). The poem appears on pages 217-219. This anthology also includes 3 other poems by Moore: From a Father to his Children... (p.215-16); From a Husband to His Wife (p.221-24); and To a Lady (p.211-13). See (BAL 14347), Marshall 15.