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Cleveland and New York: The World Publishing Company, 1968.
First edition. Thin quarto, original cloth. Signed by Eric Carle on the title page. Fine in near fine price-clipped dust jacket with a small chip on the front panel, and wear at the spine ends. The artist’s first solely authored and original picture book.
"It's not what's around the Christmas tree that matters it's who's around it": First Edition of A Charlie Brown Christmas; Signed by Charles Schulz
Cleveland and New York: World Publishing, 1965.
First edition of the author’s classic Christmas story and later filmed for television, which was later honored with both an Emmy and Peabody Award. Small quarto, original boards. Boldly signed by Charles Schulz on the half-title page. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some rubbing and wear.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1965.
First edition. Octavo, original red cloth. Signed by the illustrator, Nancy Ekholm Burkert on the half title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
"If you had a giraffe and he stretched another half . . . you would have a giraffe and a half": The Giraffe and a Half; Signed by Shel Silverstein
New York: Harper & Row, 1964.
Quarto, original cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light shelfwear. Boldly signed by Shel Silverstein on the front free endpaper.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1954.
First edition. Signed by Tasha Tudor on the front endpage. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with only the lightest of wear. A very sharp example.
"Do a loony-goony dance cross the kitchen floor, put something silly in the world that ain't been there before": First Edition of A Light In Attic; Signed by Shel Silverstein
New York: Harper & Row, 1981.
First edition with the statement on the copyright page. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Shel Silverstein on the front free endpaper. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket.
“Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.”: A Series of Unfortunate Events, each are signed, dated and embossed by Lemony Snicket
A Series of Unfortunate Events Set: The Bad Beginning, The Reptile Room, The Wide Window, The Miserable Mill, The Austere Academy, The Ersatz Elevator, The Vile Village, The Hostile Hospital,The Carnivorous Carnival, The Slippery Slope, The End.
New York: Harper Trophy, 1999-2006.
First editions, first printings of each of Lemony Snicket’s Series of Unfortunate Events. Small octavos, original illustrated boards. Each are signed, dated and embossed by Lemony Snicket. Each of the thirteen volumes are in fine condition. Also included is a signed first edition of “Lemony Snicket: The Unauthorized Autobiography.” A beautiful signed set.
Norwalk, CT: The Easton Press, 2004.
First Easton Press edition of the author’s third book in her acclaimed Time Quartet. Octavo, bound in full leather, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, front panel, all edges gilt, silk endpapers. Signed by Madeleine L’Engle on the title page. In fine condition.
First Edition of Eleanor Roosevelt's A Trip to Washington with Bobby and Betty; Inscribed by Her to her Grandson
Dodge Publishing, 1935.
First edition of this early work by the First Lady. Octavo, original orange cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Bill from his loving grandmere who is also the author Eleanor Roosevelt Xmas 1935.” The recipient was Roosevelt’s grandson William Donner Roosevelt, son of Elliot Roosevelt and grandson of the author Eleanor Roosevelt. A Trip to Washington with Bobby and Betty is one of the more uncommon books by Roosevelt, and one that is not often found signed or inscribed, especially with such a nice association. In near fine condition. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
New York: FSG, 1973.
First edition of the second book in the author’s Time Quartet series. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Madeleine L’Engle on the title page. Fine in a very good dust jacket with some wear to the spine. Jacket design by Richard Cuffari.
Easton, CT: Easton Press, 2004.
First Easton Press edition of the second book in the author’s Time Quartet series. Octavo, bound in full leather, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, front panel, all edges gilt, silk endpapers. Signed by Madeleine L’Engle on the title page. In fine condition.
"Tesser Well": First Edition of Madeleine L'Engles Newbery Award-Winning Novel A Wrinkle In Time; Inscribed by Her
New York: Ariel Books, 1962.
First edition of L’Engle’s Newbery award-winning novel. Octavo, original half blue cloth. Inscribed by the author on the title page, “For Sam, Tesser Well Madeleine L’Engle.” Light wear to the bottom boards, near fine in a very near fine first issue dust jacket that shows some light wear and a closed tear to the front panel. Without the Newbery Award-winning seal to the front panel. Jacket design by Ellen Raskin. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A very sharp example.
"Don't try to comprehend with your mind. Your minds are very limited. Use your intuition": Rare First Edition of Madeleine LEngle's A Wrinkle In Time
New York: Ariel Books, 1962.
First edition of L’Engle’s Newbery award-winning novel. Octavo, original half blue cloth. Fine in a near fine first issue dust jacket with some light rubbing to the crown of the spine. From the library of Madeleine L’Engle’s mother’s personal friend Hester Stover, the woman who introduced L’Engle to John Farrar at a Christmas party in 1961, who would finally publish A Wrinkle in Time after it had been rejected 26 times. L’Engle wrote in her 1972 memoir, A Circle of Quiet, “My mother was with us for the holidays, and shortly after Christmas I had a mall party for her with some of her old friends. One of them, Hester Stover, more than ever dear to me now, said, “Madeleine, you must meet my friend, John Farrar.” I made some kind of disgruntled noise because I never wanted to see another publisher; I was back to thinking I ought to learn to bake cherry pie. But Hester, going to a good deal of trouble, insisted on setting up an appointment, and I took the subway down to John Farrar’s office. I just happened to have that rather bulky manuscript under my arm.” Within two weeks of that meeting, L’Engle signed a contract with Farrar, Straus and Giroux. With a letter of provenance from the Stover estate. Without the Newbery Award winning seal to the front panel. Jacket design by Ellen Raskin. A very nice example with exceptional provenance.
Last Sunday, Alexander's grandparents gave him a dollar -- and he was rich. There were so many things he could do with all of that money!": First Edition of Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday; Signed by Judith Viorst
New York: Atheneum Publishers, 1978.
First edition of the second book in the author’s acclaimed Alexander series. Oblong quarto, original cloth. Signed by the author on the title page, “Save your money! Judith Viorst.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
First Edition of Alexander, Who's Not (Do You Hear Me? I Mean It!) Going to Move; Signed by Judith Viorst
New York: Atheneum, 1995.
First edition. Oblong quarto, original cloth. Signed by the author on the title page, “From Alexander’s mom- Judith Viorst.” Name on the front free endpaper, near fine in a near fine dust jacket.
New York: Maecenas Press & Random House, 1969.
Folio, one of 2500 numbered copies, signed by Salvador Dali on the title page. With original etching in colors and 12 full page color plates by Dali. Loose as issued in original brown silk chemise decorated in gilt, tan leather-backed clamshell case with imitation bone clasps. In fine condition. An exceptional example.
"How doth the little crocodile improve its shining tail, and pour the waters of the Nile on every golden scale": First Edition of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures Under Ground; Inscribed By The Author to his Cousin May Knight
London: Macmillan and Co, 1886.
First edition of the original manuscript in facsimile which was later expanded and published as Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Octavo, original scarlet cloth, elaborate gilt titles to the spine and front panel, gilt vignette to the rear panel, triple gilt ruled. All edges gilt, black endpapers, text printed in the author’s handwriting including thirty-seven illustrations in facsimile, advertisements at rear. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page to his cousin, “May Knight from the Author Jan. /87.” In very good condition with some toning to the spine. An excellent association.
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1965.
First edition of Always Room For One More, winner of the 1966 Caldecott Medal. Oblong quarto, original cloth. Signed by the illustrator Nonny Hogrogian on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing.