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“Promise you won't forget me, ever. Not even when I'm a hundred": First Edition of A.A. Milne's The House at Pooh Corner; in the rare original dust jacket
MILNE, A.A. Illustrated by Ernest Shepard.
The House At Pooh Corner.
London: Methuen & Co. Ltd, 1928.
First edition of the second book in Milne's beloved Pooh quartet. Octavo, original cloth, pictorial endpapers, illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard. Near fine in a very good dust jacket.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 140442
First Edition of Eric Carles Classic Work The Very Hungry Caterpillar
The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
Cleveland: World Publishing, 1969.
First edition, first printing of Carle's most recognizable work (with an unclipped dust jacket and with the complete number line 1-5 on the copyright page and A3450 on the rear board). Oblong quarto, original illustrated boards. Fine in a very good dust jacket price-clipped dust jacket.
Price: $4,000.00 Item Number: 140979
"I began to feel like some sort of hero. Maybe Im not so medium after all." First Edition of the Authors Newbery Award-Winning Novel; Signed by Beverly Cleary
Dear Mr. Henshaw.
New York: William Morrow, 1983.
First edition of the author's Newbery Award-winning novel. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky. Signed by Beverly Cleary on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $800.00 Item Number: 140935
First edition of Beverly Cleary's Ramona Forever
New York: William Morrow and Company, 1984.
First edition of the seventh book in the Ramona Quimby series. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated by Alan Tiegreen. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
Price: $125.00 Item Number: 140932
"This is Oliva. she is good at a lot of things": Ian Falconer's Olivia; Warmly Inscribed by Ian Falconer
New York: Atheneum Books, 2000.
First edition, early printing of the author's first book. Quarto, original illustrated boards, illustrated throughout. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, " To Helen, a book lover! From Ian Falconer." Fine in a fine dust jacket, bookplate to the front free endpaper.
Price: $650.00 Item Number: 140970
Rare First Edition of This early Maurice Sendak Work Happy Hanukah Everybody; With a Signed Bookplate Laid in
SENDAK, Maurice; Text by Chanover.
Happy Hanukah Everybody.
New York: United Synagogue Commission on Jewish Education, 1955.
First edition of this early Sendak title. Quarto, original illustrated boards, illustrated throughout. With a signed bookplate laid in. In near fine condition. A sharp example.
Price: $475.00 Item Number: 140548
“A little nonsense now and then, is cherished by the wisest men": First Edition of Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1972.
First edition of the sequel to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, continuing the story of young Charlie Bucket and eccentric chocolatier Willy Wonka as they travel in the Great Glass Elevator. Octavo, original half cloth, Illustrated by Joseph Schindelman. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $125.00 Item Number: 140848
First Illustrated Edition of Richard Adam's Classic Watership Down
London: Penguin Books/ Kestrel Books, 1976.
First illustrated edition of the author's first and most beloved work. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated by John Lawrence. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket with the original slipcase.
Price: $275.00 Item Number: 140849
Roald Dahl's Tales of the Unexpected; Inscribed by Him
Tales of the Unexpected.
London: Penguin Books, 1979.
Early printing of this classic collection of short stories. Octavo, original wrappers. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the inside wrapper, "Andrea Love Roald Dahl." In near fine condition.
Price: $450.00 Item Number: 140851
First Edition of Rudyard Kipling's Songs For Youth; Signed by Him
Songs For Youth.
Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1925.
First edition this selection of Kipling's songs for children. Octavo, original cloth, illustrations by Leo Bates. Boldly signed by Rudyard Kipling on the title page. In near fine condition. Rare and desirable signed.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 140857
"In a town in Calabria, a long time ago, there lived an old lady everyone called Strega Nona, which meant Grandma Witch": Tomie de Paola's Strega Nona; inscribed by him
DE PAOLA, Tomie.
Strega Nona: An Old Tale Retold.
New York: Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1975.
First Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers edition of Tomie de Paola's wonderfully illustrated Caldecott Honor Book, first published by Prentice-Hall. Quarto, original publisher's cloth, pictorial endpapers, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author-illustrator on the title page and opposite the title page, "In a town in Calabria, a long time ago, there lived an old lady everyone called "Strega Nona," which meant "Grandma Witch." xxx Tomie 2016." Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. A unique example.
Price: $400.00 Item Number: 141038
First Edition of Susan Cooper's The Grey King; Signed by Her
The Grey King.
New York: Atheneum, 1975.
First edition of the the fourth volume in the author's acclaimed Dark Is Rising series and Newberry award winning novel. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Susan Cooper on the title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Michael Heslop.
Price: $600.00 Item Number: 137613
"Why can't I have a normal dog like everyone else?": Signed limited edition of Charles Schulz's Snoopy: Not Your Average Dog
SCHULZ, Charles M.
Snoopy: Not Your Average Dog.
San Francisco: Collins Publishers, 1996.
First edition, signed limited issue of the author's special dedication to the beloved Peanuts character. Quarto, original illustrated boards, decorative endpapers, illustrated, ribbon bound in. Signed by the author on the limitation page. One of 2,000 copies signed by the author and with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, this is number 992. With the original 3-D glasses tucked into an illustrated sleeve on the front endpaper. Near fine in the original slipcase which is in near fine condition.
Price: $2,250.00 Item Number: 140753
"HERE IS WHAT ELOISE DOES IN PARIS: EVERYTHING. THE EFFECT IS RAWTHER EXTRAORDINAIRE": First Edition of Eloise in Paris; Signed by Hilary Knight
THOMPSON, Kay; Illustrated by Hilary Knight.
Eloise in Paris.
New York: Simon & Schuster, Inc, 1957.
First edition of the second book in Kay Thompson's cherished Eloise series. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated throughout by Hilary Knight. Signed by the illustrator on the front free endpaper, "Hilary Knight and ME! ELOISE." Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket.
Price: $1,200.00 Item Number: 140791
First Edition of Lady and the Tramp; Boldly Signed by Walt Disney, Bill Justice Frank Thomas, Ollie Johnston, Eric Larson, and Woolie Reitherman
DISNEY, Walt; Ward Greene [Bill Justice].
Lady and the Tramp.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1953.
First edition of Lady and the Tramp, boldly signed across the title page by Walt Disney, Bill Justice and four of Disney's nine old men on the front free endpaper, Frank Thomas, Ollie Johnston, Eric Larson, and Woolie Reitherman. Octavo, original cloth, with charming illustrations by Joe G. Rinaldi. Foreword by Walt Disney. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A unique example.
Price: $18,500.00 Item Number: 140785
"From Olivia! and Ian Falconer": First Editions of four Books In the Olivia Series; Each lengthily Signed by Ian Falconer
Olivia, Olivia Saves the Circus, Olivia Forms a Band, Olivia Helps With Christmas.
New York: Atheneum, 2000-2006.
First editions of each of these four Olivia books. Quarto, original pictorial paper boards, pictorial endpapers. The set comprises of Olivia, Olivia Saves the Circus, Olivia Forms A Band, and Olivia Helps With Christmas. Each copy is signed by the author on the title page, "From Olivia! and Ian Falconer." Each book is fine in a fine dust jacket. A very nice set with a nice inscriptions.
Price: $5,500.00 Item Number: 140778
“It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be": First Edition of Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Goblet Of Fire.
London: Bloombsbury, 2000.
First British edition of Rowling’s fourth book in the Harry Potter series. Octavo, original illustrated boards. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Cover illustration by Giles Greenfield. Cover design by Richard Horne.
Price: $400.00 Item Number: 140847
"Don't try to comprehend with your mind. Your minds are very limited. Use your intuition": A Wrinkle In Time; Signed by Madeleine LEngle
A Wrinkle In Time.
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1962.
First edition, third printing of the author's Newbery award-winning novel. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Madeleine L'Engle in a contemporary hand on the front free endpaper. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket, name to the front free endpaper. Jacket design by Ellen Raskin. An exceptional signed example.
Price: $3,200.00 Item Number: 140501
“Oh, please don't go—we'll eat you up—we love you so!”: Maurice Sendak's Where The Wild Things Are; inscribed by him
Where the Wild Things Are.
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1974.
Early printing of one of the most desirable books in modern children’s literature. Oblong quarto, original cloth backed pictorial paper boards, pictorial endpapers, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, "To Nicholas Roberston Maurice Sendak Dec. 85." Near fine in a very good dust jacket.
Price: $1,100.00 Item Number: 140678
“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities": First edition, first issue of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets; Signed by Her
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
London: Bloomsbury, 1998.
First edition, first issue of the second novel in Rowling's Harry Potter series. Octavo, original illustrated boards. Boldly signed by J.K. Rowling on the dedication page. Fine in a fine dust jacket, small name to the front free endpaper. Jacket design by Cliff Wright. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
Price: $14,000.00 Item Number: 140902