The Night Before Christmas.

20069 The Night Before Christmas von Hofsten., 20069 The Night Before Christmas von Hofsten, 20069 The Night Before Christmas von Hofsten, 20069 The Night Before Christmas von Hofsten

Von Hofsten's illustrations show the old-fashioned tiny Santa, who fits the chimney well. The title poem is laid out on four pages; most of the other poems, of varying length, are Christmas poems. Definitely the later Pleasant Hour version. The book was given to Ruth Van Doren; laid in is her charming 3rd grade handwritten assignment on The Oyster, in careful cursive written with a straight pen in ink, and also her stencil of an apple, this in Fine condition. Note: This Book Has Been Sold.

$125.00

 

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20069 The Night Before Christmas von Hofsten.
20069 The Night Before Christmas von Hofsten
20069 The Night Before Christmas von Hofsten
20069 The Night Before Christmas von Hofsten
The Night Before Christmas.
Moore, Clement. (not ascribed)
/Hugo Von Hofsten, illustrator.
New York: Barse and Hopkins, The Pleasant Hour Series, no date, [ca. 1915 Marshall #219 but Christmas 1913 inscription], grey cloth boards with black titles and rules and pasted on coloured plate of Santa winking as he prepares to stuff a toy horse in a stocking, 6 coloured plates distributed throughout the book, 6.5x8.63; 45 pages plus 10 pages of publishers ads including one describing the series.
Juvenile hardback
CONDITION: Very Good; 1913 gift inscription, boards bright and clean, cover plate perfect, spine cloth very slightly faded with 4 pinprick holes thus grade (hard to see in jpg), corners sharp, spine ends lightly pushed; interior extremely clean and solid with flat endpapers and pages.
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