The night before Christmas

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Material Information

Title:
The night before Christmas
Series Title:
Father Tuck's Kris Kringle series
Physical Description:
14 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.
Language:
English
Creator:
Moore, Clement Clarke, 1779-1863
Raphael Tuck & Sons, Co., Ltd ( Publisher )
Publisher:
Raphael Tuck & Sons, Co., Ltd
Place of Publication:
New York ;
London ;
Paris
Publication Date:

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Santa Claus -- Juvenile poetry   ( lcsh )
Christmas -- Juvenile poetry   ( lcsh )
Bldn -- 1905
Genre:
poetry   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage:
United States -- New York -- New York
England -- London
France -- Paris

Notes

General Note:
Cover title.
General Note:
Date of publication inferred from location in New York.
General Note:
"No. 1562 designed by the studios in England"--back cover.
General Note:
Printed on "untearable linen."

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
aleph - 002341753
notis - ALU5670
oclc - 181645698
System ID:
UF00079873:00001

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