A Visit from St. Nicholas, more commonly known as ‘Twas the Night before Christmas, is a poem that was first published anonymously under the title Account of a Visit from St. Nicholas in 1823 and later attributed to Clement Clarke Moore. The first publication of the poem was in the Troy, New York Sentinel newspaper on December 23, 1823.
This beautiful 200th Anniversary Special Edition is a reproduction of a publication that appeared in 1837 when Clement Clarke Moore first claimed authorship of the poem. This softcover book is a limited print run to mark the bicentennial anniversary and once the inventory is gone there will be no additional printings.
A Visit from St. Nicholas is a timeless poem that, when read aloud to family and friends, evokes the winter imagery and good feelings of the holiday season. This is a treasured high-quality edition that can be passed down through generations. The first page allows for you to write in the name of the recipient and your name along with the date it was gifted.
Spread the joy of Christmas throughout the season with this poignant poem as a gift that will keep bringing glad tidings to all for years to come.
“Arguably the best-known verses ever written by an American”
—Edwin G. Burrows and Mike Wallace,
Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898
“A narrative masterpiece that first put in print a description of Christmas Eve traditions forever linking Saint Nicholas and Santa Claus. A holiday poem that has transcended time and has become embedded in the Christmas lexicon the world over. This 200th anniversary edition is as magical as ‘the moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow.’”
—David A. Bossert, author of 3D Disneyland and Claude Coats:
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