VISIT FROM SANTA CLAUS
VISIT FROM SANTA CLAUS
VISIT FROM SANTA CLAUS

RARE EARLY NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

(SCATTERGOOD, DAVID)illus.

VISIT FROM SANTA CLAUS

CHRISTMAS. (MOORE,CLEMENT) A VISIT FROM SANTA CLAUS by Clement C. Moore. 4to (6 7/8 x 8 7/8"), pictorial wraps, 8 p. not including cover, lacks decorative front outer wrap else VG, laid into a contemporary paper folder titled Christmas Roses. The front outer wrap had the publisher's imprint, either Boston or Philadelphia, circa 1866. The rear outer wrap is printed in red and green with a vignette of the Holy Family surrounded by a holly wreath, matching Marshall 50 who dates it at circa 1860. She notes that this version was used as a promotional booklet by merchants along the east coast. Despite lacking the front wrapper, this copy stands alone because the front wrapper was present only to be able to have the imprint changed depending upon which location it was distributed from. The front cover is printed with decorative type with the title in two parts (A Visit From / picture / Santa Claus) surrounding a large engraving of Santa with his bag of toys on the roof, signed Scattergood. The verso of the title is blank and the first page of text has another engraving of two children carrying their Christmas tree home. There are 2 large, nearly full page wonderful tinted engravings full of detail and one other smaller engraving of Santa on his sleigh waving goodbye. Rare.

[Item #33297]

Price: $1,500.00