London: Printed by and for T. Chapman, 1795.
Frontispiece portrait and title vignette after Ramsey by Reading, three [of four] plates after Stothard and Singelton by Audinet and others, eight head- and tailpieces (that for Winter after Stothard by Reading). pp. xiv, 233, [1, blank], [1, ad]. 1 vols. 8vo. Signed Clement C. Moore. Contemporary mottled calf, spine very worn, front board detached, lacking plate for Summer. Signed on verso of front free-endpaper "Clement C. Moore/Presented by Mr. Parker" in the hand of Mr.Moore DAB XIII, pp. 115-116, 118. Item #37695
This is a copy from the library of the Reverend Clement Clarke Moore (July 15, 1779-July 10, 1863), signed him on the verso of the front endpaper "Clement C. Moore." 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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