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1961 1st Ed ‘The Night Before Christmas’ Clement Moore - Grandma Moses Paintings, Folk Art, Holiday Poem RARE
Stunning folk art paintings by Grandma Moses and Clement Moore's classic Christmas poem; make this COLLECTOR'S gem a must have for the holidays!!
Rare 1961 first edition children's hardcover book - The Night Before Christmas. With Pictures Especially Painted for This Book By Grandma Moses.
Written: Clement C. Moore Publisher: Random House, New York, NY, Copyright, 1948, 1960, 1961 first edition-1970's printing. Not ex-library. Isbn: 0394807413.
MAGNIFICENT folk art paintings, single and duo page color plates. Refreshing down-home illustrations reminding us of a time that is no longer a part of most American families daily life; and the love we share with our our own Grandma!
Beautiful Christmas scenes include:
*Santa Claus in his sleigh and Reindeer, Christmas Trees,
*Snow-covered countryside and frosted evergreens, perfect hushed setting for Santa's spirited visit.
*Engaging rendering of children sleeping snuggled beneath a patchwork
*Rustic touches, spinning wheel, carved baby cradle and wood-burning stove bring warmth to Moses's cool winter palette.
Illustrations are not completely shown, and photos do not fully capture exact color hues; wait until you see these wonderful pictures up close. WOW!
Small Biographical Sketch of Artist, Grandma Moses, and printed color photograph in back of book, who was born on Farm in New York State in 1860.
Oversize hardcover, vibrant color pictorial cover, laminated glossy boards. Binding tight. Trade edition. Excellent vintage condition for age.
Pages excellent/bright/clean-light shelfwear includes-1pp light smudge-tiny corner bumping/1pp dog ear.
Cover excellent overall/very good+/bright/mostly clean-light shelfwear-corner-spine end lightly bumped/light scuffing-rubbing-some marks-some lamination peel.
This classic poem, was originally Moore's Christmas gift for his children in 1882, and deserves to be celebrated with the entire family.
Do not pass up this hard-to-find artistic masterpiece, it was Moore's Christmas gift for his children in 1882, and deserves to be celebrated with the entire family.
Will make a FABULOUS gift!!
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