New York: James G. Gregory, 1864. First printing. Hardcover. An attractive copy of this Christmas cornucopia, with illustrations by distinguished artists including Thomas Nast, F. A. Chapman, F. W. Quartly, Birket Foster, J. Gilbert, Kenny Meadows, John Gilbert, & G. Perkins. Nast iconic image of Santa Claus about to descend a chimney illustrates Clement Moore's "A Visit From St. Nicholas", later known as "The Night Before Christmas" & '"Twas the Night Before Christmas".
8vo, 96pp, decorative title-page, text printed on a tan background, illustrations throughout, all edges gilt, original patterned white endpapers. Presentation full brown pebbled morocco binding, spine in six panels, with gilt title and gilt device, gilt rules on boards, gilt inner dentelles. Boards a little rubbed, inner hinge strengthened. Text block very clean with only a slight trace of foxing on a few pages. OCLC 1701421.
A handsome copy of an iconic Christmas book. Item #26911