Oct 28, 2021 - Sale 2584

Sale 2584 - Lot 163

Price Realized: $ 2,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
[MOORE, CLEMENT C.] Prof. C. C. Moore. Christmas Carol. The Visit of St. Nicholas. Broadside (435 x 278 mm), text printed in blue, red border of ivy entwined in interlocking branches within a blue double-ruled border, small chip to lower right corner, few inconsequential short closed tears, trace of staining to lower right blank margins. First separate printing of "The Night Before Christmas" crediting Moore as the author. The only known previous separate printing is cited as one by Myron King, a broadside printed in Troy, New York, about 1830, but this was not located by BAL, citing only a catalog entry. Wolff's broadside was issued as a "Merry Christmas! and Happy New Year!" greeting. An exceptionally preserved example and rare as such. BAL 14346. Philadelphia: John M. Wolff, [1842]