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'Twas the Night Before Christmas: Early Santa History Plus Rare 1821 Children's Friend with Old Santeclaus

'Twas the Night Before Christmas: Early Santa History Plus Rare 1821 Children's Friend with Old Santeclaus
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'Twas the Night Before Christmas: Early Santa History and Rare 1821 Children's Friend With Old Santeclaus

A clear, concise early history of St. Nicholas and Santa Claus, in color, complete with footnotes and bibliography! PLUS the extremely rare 1821 Old Santeclaus with Much Delight poem that first introduced a Santa Claus and a flying reindeer--considered to be the first colored lithographed Christmas book in America (only two known copies of this classic!). Discover the inspiration behind the all-time favorite Christmas poem 'Twas the Night Before Christmas.

Inside this remarkable keepsake, you will find:

√ History of Saint Nicholas and how his legend came to America

√ Transformation of St. Nicholas into our beloved Santa Claus

√ Historical images of Santa and his reindeer

√ First colored lithograph Christmas book in America

√ First illustration of Santa and reindeer

√ First Santa illustration in Harper's magazine

√ Thomas Nast Santa illustration many say made Santa who he is today

√ Clement Clarke Moore's handwritten change to reindeer name

√ Two additional rare poems: A Paraphrase of the Dutch Hymn to Saint Nicholas and St. Nicholas, Good Holy Man

√ Key players who invented today's Santa including Washington Irving, John Pintard, James K. Paulding, and Clement Clarke Moore, and famous Illustrators

Table of Contents:

Part I: Early History of Santa and His Reindeer

  • Early History of Santa Claus and Reindeer Introduction
  • Saint Nicholas to America
  • First Mention of Santa Claus
  • Santaclaus, Presents, Stockings (Washington Irving)
  • Santa in Art Form (John Pintard)
  • Sancte Claus Poem
  • Santa in Flying Wagon (Washington Irving)
  • Earliest Visual of Santa in Sleigh with One Flying Reindeer
  • NEW Santa and Eight Reindeer
  • First Time Santa and Eight Reindeer in Newsprint
  • Expanded Version of Santa (James K. Paulding)
  • Dunder and Blixem Reindeer Names Changed
  • First Time Santa and Reindeer Featured in Harper's
  • Part II: Rare, 1821 Children's Friend

  • Introduction to Part II
  • 1821 Old Santeclaus with Much Delight
  • The Steady Friend of Virtuous Youth
  • Through Many Houses He Has Been
  • Where E'er I Found Good Girls or Boys
  • To Some I Gave a Pretty Doll
  • No Drums to Stun Their Mother's Ear
  • But Where I Found the Children Naughty
  • I Left a Long, Black, Birchen Rod
  • 'Twas the Night Series
  • Bibliography
  • ISBN: 
    9781946100252
    Author: 
    Binding: 
    Hardcover
    Publisher: 
    Publication Date: 
    November 1, 2019
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