MOORE, Clement Clarke (1779-1863). Poems. New York: Barlett & Welford, 1844.
8o. Half-title. Original brown boards, uncut (spine loose, worn); morocco-faced slipcase. Provenance: Nathaniel Paulding (presentation inscription); Katharine de Berkeley Parsons (bookplate).
FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY of the first collection of Moore's poems to include his celebrated The Night Before Christmas, inscribed by Moore on the half-title: "Nath.. Paulding Esq. from his old & sincere friend, the author." Also included is an introduction addressed to his children who prompted the collection. BAL 14348; Grolier American 52; Johnson High Spots 59.