A lovely early edition of The Night Before Christmas, illustrated by Arthur Rackham, Lippincott (Philadelphia) edition (undated), and printed in Edinburgh by R & R Clark. The Clement Moore book contains 4 color plates, including frontis, and many line drawings by Rackham, as well as red illustrated endpapers. According to the Met Museum, a circa 1931 edition of a book that was reprinted many times in various incarnations.
Book condition is good only-complete but with some scuffing and spotting to covers, clean endpapers and hinges, a few pages and plates with small edge tears, one plate partially detached with 2.5″ closed tear. No writing. Still a nice copy of early Rackham work on this beloved Christmas classic!