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"My small feet could walk the sun up and down across the stony hill-crests where we worked": First edition of Rudyard Kipling's "Teem"- A Treasure-Hunter; in the scarce original dust jacket
New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1938.
First edition of Kipling's beloved dog story. Octavo, original cloth. Frontispiece illustration by Marguerite Kirmse. Near fine in the scarce original dust jacket.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 121883
"PLEASE MAY I COME IN? I AM BOOTS. I AM SON OF KILDONAN BROUGUE - CHAMPION RESERVE - V.H.C. - VERY FINE DOG": FIRST EDITION OF RUDYARD KIPLING'S THY SERVANT A DOG
New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc, 1930.
First edition of Kipling’s beloved children’s classic, as told by Boots the dog. Octavo, rebound in new boards with gilt titles to the spine, top edge gilt, illustrated by Marguerite Kirmse, frontispiece. Near fine in a custom slipcase.
Price: $600.00 Item Number: 123470
New York: Philomel, 1982.
First edition, early printing of this classic work, the artists' first solely authored and original picture book. Thin quarto, original cloth, illustrated endpapers. Boldly signed by Eric Carle opposite the title page. In near fine condition.
Price: $450.00 Item Number: 137876
Cleveland and New York: The World Publishing Company, 1968.
First edition of this classic work, the artists' first solely authored and original picture book. Thin quarto, original cloth, illustrated endpapers. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author in the year of publication opposite the title page, "Christmas 1968 For the Zwicker Family with my very best wishes Eric Carle." Fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket. First editions are rare, especially signed.
Price: $3,500.00 Item Number: 137517
New York: The MacMillan Company, 1965.
First edition of this classic collection of children's stories. Quarto, original cloth, pictorial endpapers, illustrated by David Pascal. Near fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Translated by Guy Daniels. Jacket design by David Pascal.
Price: $50.00 Item Number: 137531
“Things are always happening to me. I’m that sort of bear": Rare First Edition of A Bear Called Paddington; Inscribed by Michael Bond
London: Collins, 1958.
First edition of the first book in the Paddington series. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated by Peggy Fortnum. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, "To John with all good wishes Michael Bond. Near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with a chip to the back panel. An exceptional example, rare and desirable signed and inscribed.
Price: $12,500.00 Item Number: 128753
London: Canongate, 2015.
First edition of this modern Christmas classic. Octavo, original boards, illustrated. Boldly signed by Matt Haig on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Rafaela Romaya. Illustrations by Chris Mould.
Price: $300.00 Item Number: 125921
"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 front free endpaper. Near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with light rubbing, small name to the half-title page. Rare and desirable signed.
Price: $4,750.00 Item Number: 138367
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 Item Number: 5035
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, owners name to the front free endpaper. Housed in a contemporary custom clamshell box. An exceptional example.
Price: $1,750.00 Item Number: 123972
"It's Christmas! Sweet Christmas! The Happy day of Home": First edition of Joan Walsh Anglund's A Christmas Book; warmly inscribed by her
New York: Random House, 1983.
First edition of the revered children's book author's charming children's tale. Quarto, original illustrated boards, pictorial endpapers, illustrated by the author. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, "Sarah, Merry Christmas 1983 - Joan Walsh Anglund." In fine condition.
Price: $475.00 Item Number: 123670
London: William Heinemann, 1915.
Signed limited edition of Rackham's illustrated edition of Dickens' classic Christmas tale. Quarto, original gilt-decorated full vellum, pictorial endpapers, illustrated with 12 tipped-in color plates with lettered tissue guards in addition to numerous black-and-white illustrations throughout the text. One of 500 numbered copies for sale in Great Britain, Ireland, and the Colonies signed by illustrator Arthur Rackham, this is number 20. In near fine condition.
Price: $7,200.00 Item Number: 132048
First edition of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol; illustrated by Arthur Rackham; In the Rare Original Dust Jacket
William Heinemann: London, 1915.
First trade edition of the first Dickens novel illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Octavo, original cloth, pictorial endpapers, illustrated with 12 tipped in color plate with captioned tissue-guards by Arthur Rackham. Very good in the rare original dust jacket which is in very good condition. Bookplate. Rare in the original dust jacket.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 135852
New York: Scribners, 1979.
First edition of the author's Newberry award-winning novel. Octavo, original red boards. Fine in a very good plus dust jacket with a few short closed tears, and without the Newberry award winning sticker on the front panel. Signed by the author who has added some lines from this work.
Price: $250.00 Item Number: 1797
Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1930.
Corrected edition of Kipling and Fletcher's history of Great Britain for boys and girls. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated with colored plates and maps by Henry Ford. Very good in the original dust jacket which is in good condition.
Price: $125.00 Item Number: 135268
"To my sweetheart, Sylvia": Sylvia Plath's childhood copy of A Little Maid in Vermont; inscribed to her by her mother
Philadelphia: The Penn Publishing Company, 1927.
First edition of the author's children's classic; from the library of Sylvia Plath. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated by Grace Norcross. Presentation copy, inscribed by Sylvia Plath's mother on the front free endpaper, "Feb. 10, 1941 To my sweetheart, Sylvia from Mommy" and with her father, Otto Plath's, embossed library stamp. Sylvia Plath was born in Boston, Massachusetts. Her mother, Aurelia Schober Plath, was a second-generation American of Austrian descent, and her father, Otto Plath (1885–1940), was from Grabow, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany and worked as a professor of biology at Boston University. Plath would have been 8 years old when her mother…
Price: $12,500.00 Item Number: 134822
London: Blackie & Son, Limited, 1898.
First edition of Henty’s classic historical adventure tale. Octavo, original publisher’s decorated cloth with gilt titles to the spine and front panel, with eight illustrations by W. H. Margetson. In near fine condition. Ownership inscription, bookplate.
Price: $125.00 Item Number: 122907
First Edition of Eleanor Roosevelt's A Trip to Washington with Bobby and Betty; Inscribed by Her to her Grandson
New York: Dodge Publishing, 1935.
First edition of this early work by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. Quarto, original cloth. Association copy, 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…
Price: $7,500.00 Item Number: 7296
First Edition of Eleanor Roosevelt's A Trip to Washington with Bobby and Betty; Inscribed by Her to her Granddaughter Sara Delano Roosevelt
New York: Dodge Publishing Company, 1935.
First edition of this early work by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Sara with love from her Grandma Eleanor Roosevelt Xmas 1935." The recipient, Sara Delano Roosevelt was the first daughter of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt's first son James Roosevelt and his wife Betsey Cushing Roosevelt. She notable taught at Sarah Lawrence College from 1982 to 2014, where she was the director of the Art of Teaching graduate program in early childhood and childhood education from 1985 through 2014. In near fine condition. A Trip…
Price: $6,800.00 Item Number: 139001