What a precious book! This is the Saalfield version of The Night Before Christmas, a softcover children's book with a 1950 copyright. The book is 12 1/2 by 9 1/2 inches; it has six inside pages that tell the story with wonderful illustrations by famed illustrator, Ethel Hays. The book shows some wear along the spine and around the edges; there's a grease pencil 10 at the top of the front cover and a 1/2 inch tear on the right of the front cover that is also on the first page. It's a nice copy of an old favorite.