Visit from Saint Nicholas important early printing

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Lot 168: (Moore, Clement C.) Title: A Visit From St. Nicholas (in) The New-York Book of Poetry. Place Published: New York. Publisher: George Dearborn. Date Published: 1837. Description: (v) -x, 253, (1) pp. Lacking title leaf and perhaps one other preliminary leaf. (8vo) original cloth, stamped in gilt and blind, rebacked with original spine cloth laid down, all edges gilt. First Edition. Though not the first appearance in print of Moore's classic holiday poem this is the first printing of the poem to identify Moore as the author. Rare. Condition: Wear and soiling to cloth; lacking title leaf; foxing throughout; very good. PBA Galleries' Rare Books & Manuscripts Sunday, 1st November 2015 Estimate: $800-$1200
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