The Night Before Christmas with two original watercolors.
The Night Before Christmas with two original watercolors.
The Night Before Christmas with two original watercolors.
The Night Before Christmas with two original watercolors.
The Night Before Christmas with two original watercolors.
The Night Before Christmas with two original watercolors.
The Night Before Christmas with two original watercolors.
The Night Before Christmas with two original watercolors.
(Miniature Book)

The Night Before Christmas with two original watercolors.

Tudor, Tasha (illus.)

Worcester, MA: St. Onge, Achille J. (1962). 28ff. First issue. Illustrated in full color by Tasha Tudor. Fine in gilt-titled red leather, with a pictorial dust jacket, which shows a bit of faint creasing and edgewear. A.e.g. Together with The Night Before Christmas. One of 1,200 copies in the rare gilt-stamped, brick-colored cloth binding. Some bleeding from cloth onto endpapers and loss of gilt on edges, otherwise fine. Also together with two original watercolors by Tasha Tudor: the illustration showing the children “snug in their beds,” and the frontispiece and title-page spread with the holly borders. The title page shows the title as “A Visit from St. Nicholas” printed by the “Jenny Wren Press” instead of Achille J. St. Onge, as published. "Jenny Wren" was a well-loved character created by Tudor for stories she told to her children. "Jenny Wren" acted as the Editress of a series of magazines called The Bouquet, which were created by Tudor and shared within her family, until the Christmas 1962 issue was published by Tudor's newly established Jenny Wren Press in 1989. All housed together in a buckram and leather slipcase. (Massmann VIII; Tudor bibliography N27 & N28). (3 5/8 by 2 5/8; 93x67mm). Item #26585

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