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  • First Edition of 1,2,3 The Zoo; Signed by Eric Carle

    Carle, Eric.

    1,2,3 To The Zoo.

    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.

    Price: $3,000.00

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  • “Things are always happening to me. I’m that sort of bear": Rare First Edition of A Bear Called Paddington; Inscribed by Michael Bond

    Bond, Michael; Illustrated by Peggy Fortnum .

    A Bear Called Paddington.

    London: Collins, 1958.

    First edition of the first book in the Paddington series. Octavo, original red cloth. Inscribed by Michael Bond on the half title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing to the front panel and a few small closed tears. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A nice example of a book that is usually found well worn.

    Price: $7,200.00

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  • "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

    Schulz, Charles M.

    A Charlie Brown Christmas.

    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 rubbing and wear.

    Price: $1,800.00

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  • First Edition of A Child's Calendar; Signed by Illustrator Nancy Ekholm Burkert

    Updike, John.

    A Child’s Calendar.

    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.

    Price: $375.00

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  • First Edition, first issue of Robert Louis Stevenson's A Child's Garden of Verses

    Stevenson, Robert Louis .

    A Child’s Garden of Verses.

    London: Longmans, Green, and Co, 1885.

    First edition, first issue of Stevenson’s classic work. Small octavo, original cloth, gilt titles to the spine, top edges gilt. With publisher’s logo in gilt at top left of front cover, presumed publisher’s blind stamp on title page, gilt apostrophe on spine with curved tail, gilt “of” on spine in smaller type, without advertisements. In near fine condition, with a closed tear to the half-title page. Housed in a contemporary custom half morocco and cloth clamshell and chemise.

    Price: $1,800.00

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  • "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

    Silverstein, Shel.

    A Giraffe and a Half.

    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.

    Price: $1,250.00

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  • First Edition of Tasha Tudor's A is for Annabelle; Signed by Her

    Tudor, Tasha.

    A is for Annabelle.

    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.

    Price: $750.00

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  • "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

    Silverstein, Shel.

    A Light In the Attic.

    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.

    Price: $1,500.00

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  • “Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind": MIDSUMMER-NIGHT’S DREAM: ONE OF 1,000 COPIES; SIGNED BY ARTHUR RACKHAM

    Rackham, Arthur; William Shakespeare.

    A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

    London: William Heinemann., 1908.

    Large quarto, original full vellum gilt, top edge gilt, gold titles to the spine, front panel. Limited edition, one of a thousand copies signed by Arthur Rackham. Thirty-nine colored plates under tissue guards, plus illustrations. In very good condition.

    Price: $1,750.00

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  • “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

    Snicket, Lemony (AKA Daniel Handler).

    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.

    Price: $4,200.00

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  • First Edition of A Swiftly Tilting Planet; Signed by Madeleine L'Engle

    L'Engle, Madeleine.

    A Swiftly Tilting Planet.

    New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1978.

    First edition of the author’s third book in her acclaimed Time Quartet. Octavo, original black cloth. Signed by Madeleine L’Engle on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

    Price: $325.00

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  • First Easton Press Edition of A Swiftly Tilting Planet; Signed by Madeleine L'Engle

    L'Engle, Madeleine.

    A Swiftly Tilting Planet.

    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.

    Price: $300.00

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  • Signed by Tasha Tudor

    Tudor, Tasha.

    A Tale For Easter.

    New York: Henry Z. Walck, 1972.

    First edition of the Walck reprint of this Tasha Tudor classic. Signed on the title page, “greetings! Tasha Tudor.” Fine in near fine price-clipped dust jacket.

    Price: $100.00

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  • A Tale of Easter; Signed by Tasha Tudor

    Tudor, Tasha.

    A Tale For Easter.

    New York: Oxford University Press, 1943.

    First edition, third printing of this Tasha Tudor classic. Signed by Tasha Tudor on the front free endpaper in a contemporary hand. Very good in a very good dust jacket.

    Price: $175.00

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  • First Edition of Eleanor Roosevelt's A Trip to Washington with Bobby and Betty; Inscribed by Her to her Grandson

    Roosevelt, Eleanor (Mrs. Franklin).

    A Trip to Washington with Bobby and Betty.

    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.

    Price: $5,000.00

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  • First Edition of Madeleine L'Engle's A Wind in the Door; Signed by Her

    L'Engle, Madeleine.

    A Wind In the Door.

    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.

    Price: $500.00

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  • First Easton Press Edition of Madeleine L'Engle's A Wind in the Door; Signed by Her

    L'Engle, Madeleine.

    A Wind In the Door.

    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.

    Price: $375.00

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  • "Tesser Well": First Edition of Madeleine L'Engle’s Newbery Award-Winning Novel A Wrinkle In Time; Inscribed by Her

    L'Engle, Madeleine.

    A Wrinkle In Time.

    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.

    Price: $16,000.00

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  • 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

    Viorst, Judith; Illustrated by Ray Cruz.

    Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday.

    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.

    Price: $450.00

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  • First Edition of Alexander, Who's Not (Do You Hear Me? I Mean It!) Going to Move; Signed by Judith Viorst

    Viorst, Judith; Illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser.

    Alexander, Who’s Not (Do You Hear Me? I Mean It!) Going to Move.

    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.

    Price: $400.00

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