The Night Before Christmas Animated (1949)


First Edition of Julian Wehr's The Night Before Christmas Animated

Moore, Clement C. The Night Before Christmas. New York: Duenewald, 1949.

1st Edition. Plastic comb binding. 8vo 8" - 9" tall.

First edition of Julian Wehr's animated version of this Christmas classic, with all tab-operated moveables fully functioning and intact. Known as "The American Master of Animated Books," New York artist Julian Wehr was known for his patented tab-operated moveables, which enlivened scores of classics during the middle of the 20th-century. This unique version of Moore's classic poem, "The Night Before Christmas," features illustrations and moveables that showcase mid-century artistic trends. Only a couple tiny rubs to board edges. About-fine condition.