London: printed by W. Bowyer and J. Nichols, 1776.
3 vols. 8vo. With Inscription That His Father Gave it to Him. Contemporary mottled calf, spines very worn, joints loose. Signed in each volume by C.C. Moore, 1804 and above by his father "B. Moore 1785". Provenance by descent to grandson Benjamin Burges Moore and hence to us via Sculptor Boris Lovet-Lorski DAB XIII, pp. 115-116, 118. Item #37523
This is a copy from the library of the Reverend Clement Clarke Moore (July 15, 1779-July 10, 1863), signed by him on the front endpaper of each volume. In Volume One, "C.C. Moore 1804" with his neat note in Latin, "His libris a Patre meo donatus fui quintus die Aprilis anno Domini/millessimo octingentesimo quarto. C.C. Moore." His father's signature appears above. Volumes two and three also bear both signatures and dates. A Hebrew scholar and writer of verse, Moore is best remembered as the author of THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS. He was born at the family's estate "Chelsea" in New York. He was the only son of the Rev. Benjamin Moore (October 5, 1748-February 27, 1816), President of Columbia College. "Chelsea," where he was born, was inherited from his mother's father, British Officer Major Thomas Clarke, and in 1819 Moore donated the land on which the General Theological Seminary was established.
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