• “Don't you know that everybody's got a Fairyland of their own?”: Rare First Edition of Mary Poppins; Signed by P.L. Travers

    Travers, P.L.

    Mary Poppins.

    London: Gerald Howe, 1934.

    First edition of this children’s classic. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated with 27 line cuts (13 full-page) and chapter tailpieces by Mary Shepard. Signed by P.L. Travers on the front free endpaper. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing and wear to the crown of the spine. Signed first editions are of exceptional rarity, with none having appeared at auction since the time of Mary Poppins publication.

    Price: $48,000.00

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  • Exceedingly Scarce First Edition of Eric Carle’s Classic Work The Very Hungry Caterpillar; Signed By The Author With A Drawing of a Caterpillar

    Carle, Eric.

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

    Cleveland: World Publishing, 1969.

    First edition with the number line 1-10 on the copyright page. Oblong quarto, original illustrated boards. Inscribed by the author opposite the title page, “For Laura With Best Wishes Eric Carle Oct 1970.” Carle has added a drawing of a caterpillar below his signature.  Fine in a near fine price-clipped (not an issue point) dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Signed and inscribed first editions are extremely rare.

    Price: $25,000.00

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  • "All human wisdom is contained in these two words--"Wait and Hope": First Edition in English of Dumas’ The Count of Monte-Cristo

    Dumas, Alexandre [Alexander].

    The Count of Monte-Cristo.

    London: London: Chapman and Hall, 1846.

    First edition in English of the author’s masterpiece, published just one year after the original French edition and before the American first. Octavo, 2 volumes. Bound in full contemporary brown calf over, gilt titles to the spine. Twenty wood-engraved plates after Henry Valentin. In near fine condition with some light rubbing to the extremities. First editions in the English language are rare.

    Price: $16,000.00

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  • First Edition of The Double Helix; Signed by Both James Watson and Francis Crick

    Watson, James D; [Francis Crick].

    The Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA.

    New York: Atheneum, 1968.

    First edition of the author’s ground breaking work regarding the discovery of DNA for which the author, Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins were awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1962. Signed by both James Watson and Francis Crick on the title page. Octavo, original blue cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Exceptionally rare signed by both Watson and Crick. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.

    Price: $15,000.00

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  • Rare First Edition of George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue; Inscribed by Him

    Gershwin, George.

    Rhapsody in Blue.

    1924.

    First edition one of the most important American musical works of the 20th century. Inscribed by George Gershwin on the front cover, “For Isaac Goldberg, this Rhapsody and affection. George Gershwin. October 1929.” Quarto, original printed wrappers, back wrapper with advertisements for Gershwin’s “Tip, Toes,” and “Lady, Be, Good” (covers and title-page detached, marginal tears). In very good condition with some wear. First editions signed and inscribed by Gershwin are rare and desirable.

    Price: $12,000.00

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  • "All human wisdom is contained in these two words--"Wait and Hope": First Edition in English of Dumas’ The Count of Monte-Cristo

    Dumas, Alexandre [Alexander].

    The Count of Monte-Cristo.

    New York: Burgess, Stringer and Company, 1846.

    First American edition of the author’s masterpiece. Octavo, contemporary three quarters calf over marbled boards, marbled endpapers, two volumes bound in one. Separate title page for each volume. Complete with twelve illustrated plates. In very good condition with the previous owner’s signature of volume one. First editions in the English language are rare, with Yale being the only library to house a copy of this first edition.

    Price: $9,800.00

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  • The Royal Edition of The Writings of Mark Twain; Finely Bound

    Twain, Mark (Samuel Clemens).

    The Writings of Mark Twain.

    Hartford, CT: The American Publishing Company, 1899-1907.

    The Royal Edition of the writings of Mark Twain. Octavo, 25 volumes, bound in full contemporary red morocco, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, compartments with gilt floral designs, marbled endpapers. Illustrated with gravure plates, additional illustrated title pages. Number 411 of an unstated number of copies of the Royal Edition, “Limited and Registered.” The Royal edition contains all the novels, essays and sketches of Mark Twain. With many full-page illustrations, including etchings, photogravures, and engravings, with numerous frontispieces. Rare and desirable.

    Price: $8,200.00

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  • First Edition of Edward L. Bernays' Public Relations; Signed by Him

    Bernays, Edward L.

    Public Relations.

    Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1952.

    First edition of Bernays’ work regarding public relations. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Edward L. Bernays on the front free endpaper. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some tape repair. Rare and desirable signed.

    Price: $5,800.00

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