1949 The Little Golden Book The Night Before Christmas - Clement C. Moore, Holiday, Santa

How can you celebrate the holidays without this classic Christmas story by Clement Moore? Charming vibrant color illustrations by Corinne Malvern.

COLLECTOR'S 1949 children's book - The Night Before Christmas - Little Golden Book, #20 on front corner. Original 49 cent cover price.

Published by Western Publishing, Racine, Wisconsin, Copyright, 1949, first edition, 31st printing, 1976-look at bottom age/price descriptions. Not ex-lib.

This delightful holiday tale begins with a beautiful illustration. A house covered with snow, festive holiday decorations, and a bright red banner that says; December, 1822.

This classic poem, was originally Clement C. Moore's Christmas gift for his children in 1882, and deserves to be celebrated with the entire family.

Corinne Malvern: Child actress, and accomplished artist. Some other Books featuring her art include: Christmas Carols, Counting Rhymes, Golden Christmas, and When You Were a Baby.

Binding tight. Excellent vintage condition. Pages near fine/bright/clean-minimal wear/last pp-1/4" bottom tear. Foil spine excellent-light wear (nicer looking than photo).

Cover very good++/bright/clean overall-shelfwear includes light scuffing, rubbing-light corner bump-right bottom 1/3" paper lift/back few faint pencil marks.

PRICING of Golden books:

Early books began at 25 cents, in 1962 raised to 29 cents, and 1968 was 39 cents.

Beginning in 1974 it was 49 cents, 1977 raised to 59 cents, 1979 was 69 cents.

In the eighties, starting in 1982 it was 89 cents, in 1986 it was 99 cents.

LITTLE Golden Book Publishing Tidbits:

Very early books had dust jackets with a blue binding - extremely hard-to-find. After that the foil binding was changed to gold.

Later, other foil bindings were introduced which included silver, black, and red with charming designs - animals etc...

In the late 1950's Western Publishing & Lithographing, and Pocket Books Inc. became joint publishers, and company name was changed to Golden Press, Inc.

Item ID: BK1989

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