CHRISTMAS. (MOORE,CLEMENT) CHRISTMAS POEMS AND PICTURES: A Collection of Songs, Carols and Descriptive Poems relating to the festival of Christmas. NY: James G. Gregory 1864 (previous owner inscription Christmas 1863). 4to, (7 1/4 x 9 1/4"), green cloth stamped in gold, all edges gilt, 96p., slight wear to spine ends and tips, foxing throughout, mainly in margins else tight and VG. The text includes an early printing of A Visit From St. Nicholas with an early engraving of Santa by Thomas Nast. There is also a fantastic Christmas tree adorned with decorations by F.A. Chapman. The book, by various authors, is arranged in categories and embellished with beautiful full page and smaller engravings by leading artists of the time including Birket Foster, John Gibert, John Hows and others. This is an interesting Christmas book. See Marshall 58 (not seen).