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The Miss Peregrine Series Including: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Hollow City, Library of Souls, Tales of the Peculiar, Map of Days, The Conference of the Birds.
New York : Random House, various dates.
First editions of the first six volumes in the author's acclaimed series. Octavo, original boards, illustrated. Each are signed by Ransom Riggs on the half-title and title pages. Fine in fine dust jackets.
Price: $850.00 Item Number: 128727
First edition of The Guiding Book; containing short stories by Rudyard Kipling, Katharine Tyman, Bella Sindey Woolf and many others; with illustrations by Edmund Dulac and W. Heath Robinson
The Guiding Book: Dedicated to the Girlhood of Many Countries and to All Those with a Heart Still Young.
London: Hodder and Stoughton, nd.
First edition of this book for Girl Guides containing stories by Rudyard Kipling, Katharine Tyman, Bella Sindey Woolf and many others. Quarto, original publishers cloth with colored pictorial onlay to the front panel. With seven illustrations in color by Edmund Dulac, Margaret Tarrant, Lawson Wood, Heath Robinson and others on mounted plates. In very good condition.
Price: $125.00 Item Number: 120349
London: George Routledge & Sons, .
First edition, first state of this children's classic. First state with the half green cloth binding, all edges stained blue and bright yellow endpapers. Schuster & Engen 109a. Octavo, original half green cloth over pictorial boards, illustrated by Kate Greenaway, printed in colours by Edmund Evans. Association copy, inscribed by Louisa May Alcott on the front free endpaper, "Aubrey, from his friend L. M. Alcott Aug. 1884." Louisa May Alcott remains best known for her beloved children's classic, Little Women, published in 1868. One of the most popular juvenile books ever published, “Little Women is an outstanding achievement of 19th-century…
Price: $7,500.00 Item Number: 142318
London: Thomas Nelson & Sons, c. 1920.
Finely bound example of the author of Wind and the Willows, Kenneth Grahame's collection of short stories for children. Small octavo, bound in three quarters morocco over cloth covered boards with gilt tooling to the spine, morocco spine label lettered in gilt, engraved frontispiece, top edge gilt. In very good condition.
Price: $100.00 Item Number: 111086
First edition of Arthur Rackham's Mother Goose: The Old Nursery Rhymes; bound in full polished calf by Zaehnsdorf
London: William Heinemann, n.d. .
First edition of Arthur Rackham’s illustrated rendition of the classic nursery rhyme collection. Octavo, bound in full polished calf Zaehnsdorf with morocco spine labels lettered in gilt, gilt vignette to the front panel, gilt turn-ins and inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham with 13 full-page color plates with captioned tissue guards and numerous in-text illustrations. Original cloth and pictorial endpapers bound in at rear. In very good condition.
Price: $1,150.00 Item Number: 135055
Berlin-Charlottenburg: Bita Deutsches Berlagshaus, n.d..
Rare German edition of Kipling's collected Puck stories. Octavo, original publisher's decorated cloth, illustrated by H.R. Millar. Translated into German by E. Rosenbach. In near fine condition.
Price: $40.00 Item Number: 123493
"IF I HAD A WORLD OF MY OWN, EVERYTHING WOULD BE NONSENSE. NOTHING WOULD BE WHAT IT IS, BECAUSE EVERYTHING WOULD BE WHAT IT ISN'T": Lewis Carrol's Through The Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There
New York: Worthington Co, n.d..
Early printing of the immensely popular sequel to Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Octavo, original publisher's cloth decorated in gilt, patterned endpapers, with fifty illustrations by John Tenniel. In very good condition.
Price: $400.00 Item Number: 136052
London: Hodder and Stoughton Limited, .
First edition this selection of Kipling's songs for children. Octavo, original cloth, illustrations by Leo Bates. In near fine condition. Bookplate to the pastedown.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 121607
London: Hodder & Stoughton, c. 1911.
Finely bound by Asprey. Quarto, bound in full morocco, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, raised bands, gilt ruled to the front and rear panels, gilt turn-ins, all edges gilt. Illustrated with 25 tipped in color plates by Hugh Thompson. In near fine condition.
Price: $450.00 Item Number: 61082
"STAR LIGHT, STAR BRIGHT - FIRST STAR I'VE SEEN TONIGHT. I WISH I MAY - I WISH I MIGHT - HAVE THE WISH I WISH TONIGHT!" FIRST EDITION OF WALT DISNEY'S VERSION OF PINOCCHIO: BASED ON THE STORY BY COLLODI, WITH ILLUSTRATIONS FROM THE MOTION PICTURE
London and Glasgow: Collins, .
First English edition of the book version of Walt Disney’s second feature-length animated motion picture. Quarto, original half cloth over illustrated boards, pictorial endpapers, illustrated. Boldly signed by Walt Disney on the verso of the title page. In very good condition. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare signed by Walt Disney.
Price: $9,500.00 Item Number: 123701
London: Darton and Co, c. 1849.
First edition of this classic tale with illustrations by George Cruikshank. Octavo, bound in three quarters morocco over marbled boards with gilt titles and tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised gilt bands, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Illustrated by George Cruikshank and Kenny Meadows, tissue-guarded frontispiece. In very good condition.
Price: $400.00 Item Number: 115662
"In a little village there was a church, and on the top of the church stood a weathercock": Evelyn Sharp's The Story of the Weathercock
London: Blackie & Son Limited, n.d..
Early printing of Sharp's children's classic. Quarto, original publisher's decorated cloth, illustrated with sixteen color plates and numerous black-and-white illustrations by Charles Robinson. In good condition.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 135422
Rare Association Copy of Arthur Rackham's Illustrated edition of J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens; signed and inscribed by J.M. Barrie, George Frampton, Princess Beatrice, Princess Marie Louise, Nadejda Mountbatten, and Arthur Rackham with an original drawing
London: Hodder & Stoughton Limited, n.d.
New edition of Rackham’s highly-sought-after masterpiece, which established his reputation as one of England’s premier illustrators. Quarto, original publisher's green cloth elaborately decorated in gilt, illustrated by Arthur Rackham with 50 mounted color plates complete with captioned tissue guards including frontispiece. Association copy, signed by author J.M. Barrie on the verso of the front free endpaper, signed by Arthur Rackham on the recto of the frontispiece with an original drawing as well as Nadejda "Nada" Mountbatten, Marchioness of Milford Haven, signed by the sculptor of the Peter Pan statue in Kensington Gardens, George Frampton on front pastedown, and signed by Princess…
Price: $18,000.00 Item Number: 142267
The Official Set of Copyright Cards of The Jungle Pictures by Stuart Tresilian from All the Mowgli Stories by Rudyard Kipling
The Official Set of Copyright Cards of The Jungle Pictures by Stuart Tresilian from All the Mowgli Stories by Rudyard Kipling.
London: Issued by The Boy Scouts Association, n.d..
Rare official collection of copyright illustration cards from Rudyard Kipling's All the Mowgli Stories. Octavo, the envelope includes 8 full color illustrations cards. The cards are in near fine condition.
Price: $750.00 Item Number: 126993
New York: The Century Co, n.d.
First edition of this collection Rackham's favorite illustrations, compiled by him. Quarto, bound in full morocco, illustrated by Arthur Rackham with 44 tipped-in color plates with captioned tissue guards and numerous black and white illustrations.
Price: $850.00 Item Number: 132858
London: Henry and Co., .
First edition of one of the more uncommon Henty titles. Octavo, original publisher's decorated cloth, with twenty two illustrations by Harrison Weir. In very good condition.
Price: $200.00 Item Number: 123098
Wee Willie Winkie and Other Stories. [Baa, Baa, Black Sheep; His Majesty the King; The Drums of Fore and Aft]
Allahabad: Published by Messrs. A. H. Wheeler & Co, n.d.
Later printing of this classic collection of Kipling's tales for children. Octavo, original cloth. Contains Wee Willie Winkie, Baa Baa Black Sheep, His Majesty the King, and The Drums of Fore and Aft. In very good condition.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 135005
London: J. M. Dent & Sons Limited, n.d.
Early printing of Martineau's classic collection. Octavo, original publisher's blue cloth elaborately decorated in gilt, color pictorial onlay to the front panel, illustrated by Arthur Rackham with eight lithographic plates in color. In very good condition.
Price: $95.00 Item Number: 142418
Exceedingly rare original miniature manuscript of Shel Silverstein's zany children's tale A Giraffe and a Half
Exceedingly rare original miniature manuscript of Shel Silverstein's zany children's tale A Giraffe and a Half. Oblong 16mo, three miniature books drawn by and with text entirely in Silverstein's hand illustrating three sections of the book, . The first section begins, "If you had a giraffe and he stretched another half... You would have a giraffe and a half... if he put on a hat and inside was a rat... You would have a giraffe and a half with a rat in his hat..." With Silverstein's edits in both pen and pencil throughout. A charming and unique original manuscript offering…
Price: $25,000.00 Item Number: 116374
Scarce second edition of The First Spelling Primer; or an Easy Introduction to the Art of Reading Adorned with Emblematic Pictures
The First Spelling Primer; or an Easy Introduction to the Art of Reading Adorned with Emblematic Pictures.
London-Derry: Published by G. Douglas, 1795.
Second edition of this scarce 18th century spelling primer. 16mo, original limp paper boards, illustrated with twenty-six small text woodcuts illustrating the Prince's Alphabet, followed by an ABC poem, The Alphabet in Rhime, syllables of two and three letters, easy words, easy reading lessons, the Lord's Prayer, and a publisher's advertisement leaf aimed at children mentioning four other titles: The Ladder to Learning; Manson's Spelling Primer; Manson's Spelling Book; and The Universal Spelling Book. In good condition. Ownership name to the front panel. Housed in a custom folding case. Exceptionally rare with no other copies traced in auction records, nor…
Price: $12,500.00 Item Number: 135238