Nov 10, 2015 - Sale 2397

Sale 2397 - Lot 511

Price Realized: $ 688
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Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
MOORE, CLEMENT. "A Visit from St. Nicholas" in The New-York Book of Poetry. Additional engraved title-page with vignette. 8vo, contemporary blue cloth with floral motif, gilt urn emblem to covers, light wear to spine tips, corners bumped and frayed; contents foxed, ownership inscription at rear, Plymouth YMCA ownership plate to front pastedown. New York: George Dearborn, 1837

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first edition, and aside from the early almanacs, the first appearance of the poem in book form as well as the first time that Moore is identified in print as the author. Moore's authorship of the poem remained guarded until 1837, when he permitted his name to be used when the poem appeared in this anthology, a collection of fugitive poetry by native New Yorkers, edited by Charles Fenno Hoffmann. Marshall 15.