A20. The Night Before Christmas
A20. Clement C. Moore. The Night Before Christmas. Santa Cruz, California: The Good Book Press, 1982.
63.5 x 76 mm (2½”x3”), 26 pages, 200 copies.
Binding: Red or green commercial paper over boards. Title on label on cover. Linocut by Donna Thomas printed in green on end sheets. End sheets white. Red or green commercial paper dust jacket. Linocut and title on front. Paper: White, handmade at Hayle Mill. Printing: Letterpress. Typography: Monotype Italian Old style. Illustration: Opening initial and eight illustrations; all are linocuts by Donna Thomas.
“We don’t really want to admit this, but as children we had copies of the St. Onge Night Before Christmas, illustrated by Tasha Tudor, and we wanted to make our own version. In our admiration we copied St. Onge’s typo and called Donder, Donner.”