The author of this book was Clement Clark Moore (1779-1863). This is a fun and wonderfully illustrated version of Night Before Christmas. Illustrated from drawings by Felix Octavius Carr Darley (1822-1888). Published in 1862. This is the next position worth just having.
Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there; The children were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads; And mamma in her kerchief, and I in my cap, Had just settled our brains for a long winter's nap—