Title A Visit From St. Nicholas.... With Original Cuts, Designed and Engraved by Boyd.
Book Condition Collectible: Very Good
Edition First Edition, thus
Publisher London: The British Library, Reference Division Publications, Printed by The Paragon Press, 1981.
Seller ID GO62412-1
LIMITATION NOT STATED of this SCARCE Christmas Card printed for the Board of Trustees of the British Library for distribution to their special friends. Accordion Fold Pamphlet. 5 3/4 x 4 3/8 inches. 15, [1 blank] panels. Printed in black and brick-red inks, decorative initial and tailpiece in brick-red ink, 6 engraved cuts printed in black; text unmarked, small pencil notation on front cover (this can be erased). 1 long folded sheet with 7 folds forming 8 panels, printed on both sides, the last panel blank; binding square and tight. Comes in an original mailing envelope addressed to the Jas. S. Copley Library in La Jolla, California, the front of the envelope is printed to reproduce the front cover panel of the pamphlet, includes a printed card from Commander Michael Saunders Watson and members of the British Library Board with Holiday Greetings and New Year Wishes. Only very minor wear from handling, almost as new. Very Good. SCARCE. The text printed here is from the first separately published book of "A Visit From St. Nicholas," printed in New York City by Henry M. Onderdonk in 1848, illustrated with engravings by Theodore C. Boyd (1830 - circa 1899). Boyd used a Dutch handyman, called Peter, as the model for Santa Claus. Later reprint of Clement Clarke Moore's universally-known poem, which was first published anonymously in the Troy, New York Sentinel on December 23, 1823.
Clement Clarke Moore, A Visit From St. Nicholas, With Original Cuts, Designed and Engraved by Boyd, British Library, Paragon Press,