3 December 2010
MOORE, Clement Clarke (1779-1863). Poems. New York: Barlett & Welford, 1844.
8o (185 x 117 mm). Half-title. (Some very pale spotting.) Original brown boards, uncut (spine repaired); quarter morocco slipcase. Provenance: Lucy Smith Battson (bookplate); Estelle Doheny (morocco bookplate).
FIRST EDITION of the first collection of Moore's poems to include his celebrated The Night Before Christmas. Also included is an introduction addressed to his children who prompted the collection. BAL 14348; Grolier American 52; Johnson High Spots 59.
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