"A Visit from St. Nicholas" first appeared as an anonymous holiday poem in a New York newspaper in 1823. Since then, it has become better known by its first line -- and it has defined the image of Santa Claus and his most familiar traits, from his snowy beard and chubby cheeks to the names of his reindeer. Ready to delight a whole new generation, this luminous facsimile of a sought-after 1917 edition abounds in nostalgic charm. Its fourteen enchanting illustrations by a beloved artist appear in a faithful, large-format reproduction with heavy pages that will last for many holiday seasons. An ideal holiday gift, this volume will be treasured by collectors of antique books and vintage Christmas memorabilia.