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“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 Edition of Charles Schulz's Christmas Is Together-Time; Signed by Him with a large Drawing of Snoopy
SCHULZ, Charles M.
Christmas Is Together-Time.
San Francisco: Determined Productions, 1964.
First edition of this early work by the creator of Peanuts. Octavo, small quarto, illustrated. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, who has added a large sketch of Snoopy in a Santa hat, "For the Floripes- Charles M. Schulz." Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Book design by Jim Young. Rare and desirable with a sketch of Snoopy.
Price: $3,800.00 Item Number: 120939
First Edition of Eleanor Roosevelts Christmas Story; Warmly Inscribed by Her
Christmas. A Story by Eleanor Roosevelt.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1940.
First edition of this story of Christmas by Eleanor Roosevelt. Small octavo, original pictorial boards. Lengthily signed by Eleanor Roosevelt on the half-title page, "Be kindly in your judgment for you know it was written under difficulties! Your devoted E.R." An uncommonly warm inscription from Roosevelt, most likely presented to a close friend of family member. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Illustrations by Fritz Kredel. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
Price: $5,000.00 Item Number: 3553
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs; Signed by Judi Barrett
BARRETT, Judi; Illustrated by Ron Barrett.
Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs.
New York: Atheneum Books , 1978.
First edition, early printing of this children's classic. Oblong quarto, original boards, illustrated throughout. Boldly signed by Judi Barrett on the front free endpaper. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $750.00 Item Number: 119733
"Whatever the weather served, that was what they ate": Rare First Edition of CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS; SIGNED BY JUDI BARRETT
BARRETT, Judi. Illustrated by Ron Barrett.
Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs.
New York: Antheneum, 1978.
First edition of this children’s classic. Oblong quarto, original cloth, illustrated. Signed by the author, Judi Barrett, with an original drawing of clouds and meatballs. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Housed in a half morocco clamshell box. Rare and desirable.
Price: $12,500.00 Item Number: 139534
"I'm wearing a necklace and ear-rings so that the mountains can enjoy looking at them!": Exceptionally rare collection of autograph letters signed by reclusive author P.L. Travers
Collection of P. L. Travers Autograph Letters Signed Archive.
Exceptionally rare collection of 28 typed and hand written letters and notes signed by the author of Mary Poppins, P. L. Travers. 36 pages, the letters are a collection of 20 years of correspondence between Travers and close personal friends John and Jacqueline Rutherfurd and offer an intimate glimpse into Travers' personal life and many travels. In one note dated August 10, 1981, Travers writes: "Dear Jaqueline, I write, with a newly overhauled portable (and see how it works and imagine what I will have to say to them when I get back to London!) from Chandolin, the highest lived-in-all-the-year-round…
Price: $15,000.00 Item Number: 92809
"Listen...Can you hear the thunder of ghostly hooves? The Demon Huntsman has come to claim his prey!" First Corgi Yearling edition of Philip Pullman's first children's edition
Count Karlstein, or The Ride of the Demon Huntsman.
London: Corgi Yearling Books, 1998.
First Corgi Yearling edition of Pullman's first children's novel. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers, illustrated. Inscribed by the author on the title page, "Greetings to Eileen - Philip Pullman." Cover illustration by Peter Bailey. Illustrations by Patrice Aggs. In near fine condition.
Price: $40.00 Item Number: 88117
First edition of Coyote Goes Walking: retold and with pictures by Tom Pohrt
Coyote Goes Walking.
New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1995.
First edition of Pohrt's wonderfully illustrated retelling of four of the adventures of the classic mythical creature. Oblong quarto, original half cloth, illustrated by the author. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
Price: $65.00 Item Number: 140125
First edition of Barry Lopez's Crow and Weasel; beautifully illustrated by Tom Pohrt
LOPEZ, Barry. Illustrated by Tom Pohrt.
Crow and Weasel.
San Francisco: North Point Press, 1990.
First edition of the best-selling author's Parents' Choice Award-winning novella-length fable. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated by Tom Pohrt. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by David Bullen.
Price: $25.00 Item Number: 135159
Collection of Curious George Books; Each Inscribed by Margret Rey
REY, H.A. and Margaret.
Curious George Learns the Alphabet [and] Gets a Medal [and] Flies a Kite [and] Rides a Bike [and] Goes to the Hospital.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, .
Collection of Curious George titles, each inscribed by Margret Rey. Octavo, 5 volumes, original illustrated wrappers, illustrated throughout. Each inscribed by Margret Rey on the front pastedown. In good condition, with the owners name.
Price: $500.00 Item Number: 142052
"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
Rare First Edition of Don't Ride the Bus on Monday: The Rosa Parks Story
MERIWETHER, Louise [Rosa Parks].
Don’t Ride the Bus on Monday: The Rosa Parks Story.
Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc, 1973.
First edition of this children's book, which tells the The Rosa Parks story. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated by David Scott Brown. Near fine in the rare original dust jacket with some wear and tear.
Price: $750.00 Item Number: 137547
"The farmer woke up from his dream, looked out of his window and saw snow. It was not dream snow. It was real snow": First Edition of Eric Carle's Dream Snow; Signed by Him
New York: Philomel Books, 2000.
First edition of this Christmas classic by the author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Quarto, original illustrated boards, illustrated throughout. Signed by Eric Carle on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $550.00 Item Number: 103548
“NIELSEN’S MOST SPECTACULAR AND CELEBRATED BOOK”: SIGNED LIMITED EDITION OF EAST OF THE SUN AND WEST OF THE MOON
NIELSEN, Kay. Asbjornsen.
East of the Sun West of the Moon: Old Tales from the North.
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1914.
Signed limited edition of one of the most important and impressive books of the Golden Age of book illustration. One of 500 numbered copies, this is number 41. Quarto, original vellum, gilt titles and decoration to spine and front cover gilt, top edge gilt, pictorial endpapers. Signed by the illustrator Kay Nielsen. With 25 tipped in color plates. In near fine condition. A very nice example. Laid is the original notice for the Leicester Galleries exhibition held in November and December of 1914, where the watercolors for this book were offered for sale.
Price: $15,000.00 Item Number: 69026
First Edition of Egg and Spoon; Signed by Gregory Maguire
Egg and Spoon
Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press, 2014.
First edition of this work by the author of Wicked. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Gregory Maguire on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $50.00 Item Number: 4522
First Edition of Crockett Johnson's Ellen's Lions; Inscribed by Him
New York: Harper & Brothers , 1959.
First edition of this work by the author of Harold and the Purple Crayon. Octavo, original illustrated boards, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Greetings to Barbara Alden Burns April 16, 1960 Crockett Johnson." In very good condition.
Price: $500.00 Item Number: 142051
"Oh I could tell you a lot but I am only 6": First Edition of Eloise in Moscow; Signed by both Kay Thompson and Hilary Knight
THOMPSON, Eloise; Illustrated by Hilary Knight.
Eloise In Moscow.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1959.
First edition of the fourth book in the Eloise series. Thin quarto, original cloth, illustrated throughout. Boldly signed by Kay Thompson on the front free endpaper. Additionally signed by illustrator, Hilary Knight. Bottom of the cloth rubbed, near fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of rubbing. Illustrated by Hilary Knight.
Price: $1,600.00 Item Number: 29095
"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 Editions of Kay Thompson's Eloise, Eloise in Paris, Eloise At Christmastime, Eloise In Moscow and Eloise Takes A Bawth; Each Signed by Illustrator Hilary Knight
THOMPSON, Kay; Illustrated by Hilary Knight.
Eloise, Eloise in Paris, Eloise At Christmastime, Eloise In Moscow, Eloise Takes a Bawth.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1955-2002.
First editions of each of the five Eloise titles. Quarto, 5 volumes. Each are signed by the illustrator, Hilary Knight. Each are near fine in very good to near fine dust jackets. A brilliant set of this timeless classic.
Price: $6,500.00 Item Number: 5600