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New York: Rinehart & Company, 1952.
First edition of the first collection of the Peanuts cartoons. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers as issued. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Best wishes Charles M. Schulz." In fine condition, as this was stored upon publication by the original owner. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. An exceptional example, rare and desirable signed.
Price: $9,500.00 Item Number: 136467
"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
“I understand what you're saying, and your comments are valuable, but I'm gonna ignore your advice": First Edition of Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr. Fox; Signed by Him
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1970.
First edition of Dahl's classic children's work in the tradition of The Adventures of Peter Rabbit, this is a "garden tale" of farmer versus vermin, or vice versa. Octavo, original beige cloth. Boldly signed by Roald Dahl on the front free endpaper. Illustrated by Donald Chaffin. Jacket design by Donna Lampell. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
Price: $9,800.00 Item Number: 128644
“Those who don't believe in magic will never find it": First Edition of BFG; Signed by Roald Dahl and Illustrator Quentin Blake
London: Jonathan Cape, 1982.
First edition of this Dahl classic, which has sold over 20 million copies. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated by Quentin Blake. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front pastedown, "Nicola Love Roald Dahl." Additionally inscribed by the illustrator Quentin Blake opposite Dahl's inscription. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Uncommon signed by both Dahl and Blake.
Price: $9,800.00 Item Number: 109358
“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live": COMPLETE FIRST AMERICAN EDITION SET OF EACH VOLUME IN J.K. ROWLING'S BEST-SELLING, CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED HARRY POTTER SERIES
Harry Potter Series: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Chamber of Secrets, Prisoner of Azkaban, Goblet of Fire, Order of the Phoenix, The Half-Blood Prince, and The Deathly Hallows.
New York: Arthur A. Levine / Scholastic Press, 1998-2007.
First American editions of each book in the Harry Potter series. Octavo, original half cloth, seven volumes, illustrated by Mary Grandpre. Each are near fine to fine in near fine to fine dust jackets. An exceptional set.
Price: $9,800.00 Item Number: 143115
"The adventure is over. Everything gets over, and nothing is ever enough. Except the part you carry with you:" Rare First Edition of From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler; Signed by E.L. Konigsburg
New York: Atheneum, 1967.
First edition of the author's Newbery Award-winning novel. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by E.L. Konigsburg on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. An exceptional example, rare in this condition and signed.
Price: $9,800.00 Item Number: 23067
"For Jake, The Beetle, Polar, and Charlie, with nicknames Like these you're going to need all the protection you can get - use this book as a shield": First Edition of Where the Sidewalk Ends, Lengthily Inscribed by Him
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1974.
First edition of the author's first collection of children's poetry. Stated first edition on the copyright page. Small quarto, original brown cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, lengthily inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Jake, The Beetle, Polar, and Charlie, with nicknames Like these you're going to need all the protection you can get - use this book as a shield. Love Shel Silverstein." Near fine in a very good dust jacket.
Price: $9,800.00 Item Number: 140406
“THE MOST CELEBRATED ANIMAL STORY OF THE 19TH CENTURY”: First edition of Anna Sewell's Black Beauty; in the publisher's original green cloth
Black Beauty: His Grooms and Companions. The Autobiography of a Horse. Translated from the Original Equine.
London: Jarrold and Sons, 1887.
First edition of Sewell's pioneering work which brought animal welfare to the fore, with one million copies in circulation in the United States two years after its publication. Octavo, original publisher's gilt and black stamped green cloth, wood-engraved frontispiece by C. Hewitt, 8 pp. of publisher’s advertisements at end. In Carter’s “C” binding, with a small gilt horse’s head enclosed within a one-inch circle, looking to the left, as is virtually always found (Carter, More Binding Variants, 37-38). In near fine condition with scattered foxing primarily to the pages edges and first few pages. Contemporary ownership inscription to the front free…
Price: $10,000.00 Item Number: 143892
“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 and Jacket Designer Cliff Wright
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 and additionally by Cliff Wright on the rear panel of the jacket. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Cliff Wright. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
Price: $10,000.00 Item Number: 142097
“AMONG THE BEST EVER WRITTEN FOR CHILDREN”: FIRST EDITIONS OF A.A. MILNE’S FOUR POOH BOOKS; EACH IN THE RARE ORIGINAL DUST JACKET
The Four Pooh Books: When We Were Very Young; Winnie-The-Pooh; Now We Are Six; The House At Pooh Corner.
London: Methuen & Co., Ltd, 1924-1928.
First editions of each work in Milne's wonderful Pooh quartet. Octavo, original cloth decorated in gilt, pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt. Illustrated by Ernest Shepard. Each book is fine in a very good dust jacket with some loss and wear to the crown and foot of the spine, as is typically seen. Housed in a custom slipcase. Small ownership name to When We Were Very Young, bookplate to The House At Pooh Corner.
Price: $10,500.00 Item Number: 124859
"It was some time during the battle of Britain, when Hurricanes and Spitfires were up from dawn to dark and the noise of battle was heard all day in the sky": First Edition of The Gremlins; Inscribed by Walt Disney
New York: Random House, 1943.
First edition of Dahl’s rare first book, with 14 vibrant full-page illustrations by Walt Disney Productions. Quarto, original half cloth, pictorial endpapers. Presentation copy, inscribed by Walt Disney on the half-title page, "To Joan With Best Wishes Walt Disney." In near fine condition. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
Price: $11,000.00 Item Number: 103458
“I'm on Aslan's side even if there isn't any Aslan to lead it": First Edition of C.S. Lewis' The Silver Chair; In the Rare Original Dust Jacket
London: Geoffrey Bles, 1953.
First edition of this classic work. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket, contemporary name to the half-title page. Illustrated by Pauline Baynes. An exceptional example, as this is the most difficult volume in the series to find in collectible condition.
Price: $11,000.00 Item Number: 133711
“Hope springs forever": Rare Limited First Edition of J.K. Rowling's The Tales of Beedle the Bard; Signed by Her
The Tales of Beedle the Bard. Translated from the Original Runes by Hermione Granger. With Commentary by Professor Albus Dumbledore.
London: The Children's High Level Group, 2008.
First edition, limited issue of this wizarding classic. Signed by J.K. Rowling on the half-title page, with the authentication hologram. Octavo, original brown morocco-patterned boards with silver metal cornerpieces and central ornament accented with faux blue gems, silver metal clasp, marbled endpapers, green silk bookmark, illustrated. Housed in the embroidered velvet bag within the publisher's calf case with gilt titles and tooling to the spine and with the original pull-off slipcase which reads 'This Side Up'. This specially bound edition includes a portfolio of ten additional prints by Rowling that were not issued with the trade or the manuscript editions. Rare…
Price: $11,000.00 Item Number: 104144
First Edition of the Walt Disney's The Art of Animation; Inscribed by Him to director Ralph Hulett and other Disney Artists
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1958.
First edition of this definitive work on the animation of Walt Disney. Quarto, original half cloth, pictorial endpapers. Association copy, inscribed by Walt Disney opposite the title page, "To Ralph All Best Walt." The recipient, Ralph Hulett was a director, known for Sleeping Beauty, Lady and the Tramp and Peter Pan. Additionally signed by many of "Walt's Nine Old Men" animators throughout the book, including Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston as well as Disney Legends John Hench, Al Dempster, Xavier "X" Atencio, Collin Campbell, and other noted artists and animators from the Disney Studio. Near fine in a near fine…
Price: $11,000.00 Item Number: 142096
New York: Random House, 1943.
First edition of Dahl’s rare first book, with 14 vibrant full-page illustrations by Walt Disney Productions. Quarto, original half cloth, pictorial endpapers. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page in the year of publication, "To Tim xxx from Roald Dahl 19/6/43 There should be a bowler hat and a tail." Dahl has added a drawing of a hat and a tail on the gremlin. In near fine condition. Rare and desirable signed and inscribed in the year of publication.
Price: $12,000.00 Item Number: 73076
"I KNOW IT IS WET AND THE SUN IS NOT SUNNY, BUT WE CAN HAVE LOTS OF GOOD FUN THAT IS FUNNY": FIRST EDITION OF THE CAT IN THE HAT; Signed by Dr. Seuss
New York: Random House, 1957.
First edition, first issue of Dr. Seuss’ classic work. Octavo, original illustrated unlaminated boards. All issue points present: price of 200/200 on the dust jacket, no mention of the “Beginner Books” series on the rear panel, and has four paragraphs of educator’s reviews on rear panel. Book contains a single signature and 61 pages with a message on final page before end paper contained in an outline of the cat’s hat & head. Boldly signed by Dr. Seuss opposite the title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light wear. An exceptional example.
Price: $12,000.00 Item Number: 142017
New York: James O'Kane, 1866.
First edition of the author's second and best known work. Octavo, original green cloth, gilt titles to the spine. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, "Presented to Robert Dale Owen by the author January, 1866." The recipient Robert Dale Owen was responsible for introducing the legislation to establish the Smithsonian. He represented Indiana in the U.S. House of Representatives (1843–47). As a member of Congress, Owen successfully pushed through the bill that established Smithsonian Institution and served on the Institution's first Board of Regents. Owen also served as a delegate to the Indiana Constitutional Convention in 1850 and was appointed as U.S.…
Price: $12,500.00 Item Number: 76002
“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
"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
"Once there was a little tree ... and she loved a little boy": Rare First Edition of The Giving Tree; Inscribed by Shel Silverstein with a large Drawing
New York: Harper & Row Publishers, 1964.
First edition, early printing of this classic work. Octavo, original illustrated boards. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author over two pages with a large drawing of a stump and leaves, "For Barbara and for Mike Mary Teresa and John Because my friend Ralph loves you very much my love too Shel Silverstein." Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box made by the Harcourt Bindery. Exceptionally scarce in this condition and signed; a unique example.
Price: $12,500.00 Item Number: 139491