New York: Bartlett & Welford, 1844. First. hardcover. Contains the first book appearance of "A Visit from St. Nicholas," otherwise known as "The Night Before Christmas." 216pp. 8vo, handsomely bound in contemporary full dark blue crushed morocco, elaborately gilt, with 6 spine panels & dentelles (front hinge weak). New York: Bartlett & Welford, 1844. First edition. very good(+).
Also contains a 7-line autograph note of presentation, dated 1850, laid in. "I wish I had something to send you, better than this little book..." The front hinge is cracked and repaired, otherwise a nice copy of a classic, and very scarce book.