The Night Before Christmas.
Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
First Rackham edition, signed limited issue, of this Christmas classic, number 271 of 550 copies signed by Rackham on the limitation leaf.
Octavo. Original limp vellum, titles to upper cover gilt, pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Housed in the publisher’s slipcase. 4 colour plates and line drawings in the text by Rackham. Text printed in red and black. Wakefield Bookshop, NY, ticket to rear pastedown. Very mild spots to spine, some very faint spotting and toning to endpapers, slight cockling to leaves, but a really lovely copy in excellent condition, with the slipcase somewhat rubbed and spine-tanned, split down one side of the spine but holding together fine.
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