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    Santa Claus: Thomas Nast and Clement Moore. Thomas Nast, the great American caricaturist, is credited with creating the modern image of Santa Claus. Clement Moore, author of "A Visit from St. Nicholas", did more than his bit in creating a Christmas tradition. This 9" x 11.5" booklet, published by the toy maker and children's book publisher McLoughlin Brothers in 1869, pairs the two together in a memorable creative effort. It was part of "Aunt Louisa's Big Picture Series." The cover shows St. Nick, drawn by Nast, and the interior pages have six full color plates, all by Nast, interspersed with the text of "'Twas the night before Christmas..." There is some offsetting from the plates and two small cover tears repaired with tape. The illustrations are utterly charming.

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