Limited Edition, Signed by the Artist. Houseed in Original Slipcase.
RACKHAM, Arthur. MOORE, Clement C. Night Before Christmas. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott , 1931.
Deluxe edition. One of 275 numbered copies for America (out of a total edition of 550 copies), signed by the artist. This being number 31. Octavo (9 x 5 7/8 inches; 227 x 148 mm). [2, blank], 35, [2], [1, blank] pp. Four color plates (included in pagination) and seventeen drawings in black and white. Printed in red and black.

Original limp vellum lettered in gilt on front cover. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Pictorial endpapers in red and white. A very minor amount of smudging to vellum near spine. An about fine copy. In the original white cardboard slipcase with printed paper label on spine. Slipcase with chipping to spine label and cracking along joints with some repairs. Slipcase lacking a 1-inch piece at the bottom edge. Slipcase overall good, but book is near fine.

Latimore and Haskell, p. 66. Riall, p. 174.

HBS # 68124 $2,000