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    Inscribed First Edition Copy of Clement Moore's Poems, Featuring the First Appearance of "A Visit from St. Nicolas"

    Clement Clarke Moore. Poems. New York: Bartlett & Welford, 1844. First edition. Inscribed by Moore, "Mr Miller, / From the author, / Dec. 1849" on the half-title page. Octavo. [2, blank], xiv, [15] - 216, [2, blank] pages. Contemporary half brown morocco over marbled boards. Spine ruled in black with gilt titles and five raised bands. Corners bumped and showing. Rubbing to leather extremities. Foxing to endpapers, with offsetting to adjacent flyleaves. A very good copy of this rarity. This is the first appearance of the classic that would come to be known as "The Night Before Christmas." BAL 14348.

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    April, 2014
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