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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
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
"Don't try to comprehend with your mind. Your minds are very limited. Use your intuition": Rare First Edition of Madeleine LEngle's A Wrinkle In Time
New York: Ariel Books, 1962.
First edition of L’Engle’s Newbery award-winning novel. Octavo, original half blue cloth. Near fine in a very good first issue dust jacket with some light rubbing to the crown of the spine. Without the Newbery Award winning seal to the front panel. Jacket design by Ellen Raskin. A nice example.
Price: $6,500.00 Item Number: 99336
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 the First Lady. Octavo, 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 half morocco clamshell box.
Price: $6,000.00 Item Number: 7296
“HERE IS EDWARD BEAR, COMING DOWNSTAIRS NOW, BUMP, BUMP, BUMP…”: FIRST EDITION OF WINNIE-THE-POOH; IN THE RARE ORIGINAL DUST JACKET
London: Methuen and Co, 1926.
First edition of this children’s classic. Octavo, gilt titles to the spine, elaborately decorated in gilt, top edge gilt, cartographic endpapers and line drawings by Ernest H. Shepard. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of shelfwear. An exceptional example.
Price: $6,000.00 Item Number: 115862
New York: Blue Ribbon Books, 1934.
First edition of this wonderfully illustrated work by Disney. Quarto, original illustrated boards, illustrated endpapers, illustrated throughout. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “To Tommy Bell with my best wishes Walt Disney.” Very good in very good dust jacket.
Price: $6,000.00 Item Number: 119864
Boston : D.C. Heath and Company, 1939.
First edition of this collection of stories. Octavo, original illustrated cloth, pictorial endpapers. Boldly signed by Walt Disney on the half-title page. Illustrated throughout by the Walt Disney Studio. Story by Margaret Wise Brown. In very good condition with some rubbing to the extremities. Rare and desirable signed by Walt Disney.
Price: $5,500.00 Item Number: 30060
"Welcome Christmas. Bring your cheer, Cheer to all Whos, far and near”: FIRST EDITION OF DR. SEUSS'S HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS!; INSCRIBED BY HIM
New York: Random House, 1957.
First edition, first printing of one of the most celebrated and memorable Christmas stories with all issue points present: Cat in the Hat on back cover of book with 14 titles (up to now) listed on the rear flap and a list of 13 books printed at the end of the book. Dust jacket price reads 250/250. Presentation copy, inscribed by Dr. Seuss opposite the title page, “Merry Christmas to Lee, Wendy and Laurie from Dr. Seuss.” Thin quarto, original illustrated glossy paper boards, pictorial endpapers. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A very nice example, desirable signed and inscribed.
Price: $5,500.00 Item Number: 111343
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1940.
First edition, first issue. Small quarto, original pictorial stiff paper boards, original box. First issue, with the squeaking ball; because the ball’s squeaker frequently failed, it was later replaced by perfumed flowers for the reader to smell. In excellent condition with the queaking ball, which no longer squeaks. Rubbing to publisher’s box, lacking one (of four) flaps.
Price: $5,500.00 Item Number: 30007
New York: Harper & Row, 1974.
First edition, early printing of the author’s first collection of children’s poetry. Small quarto, original brown cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, boldly inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Fred and Peggy With Love and Laughter Shel Silverstein.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
Price: $5,500.00 Item Number: 115168
Rare First Edition Little Golden Book of Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse and Pluto Pup; inscribed by Walt Disney
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1953.
Rare first edition Little Golden Book of this Disney tale of a fishing trip with Mickey Mouse and his loyal pup Pluto. Octavo, original illustrated boards with gilt spine label and elaborate full-color illustrations throughout. Presentation copy, inscribed by Walt Disney on the title page, “To Frank Hart – Best Wishes – Walt Disney.” In near fine condition. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare and desirable.
Price: $5,500.00 Item Number: 96583
New York: Coward McCann, 1928.
First edition with Jersey City Printing Company on the copyright page. Oblong, original illustrated boards, illustrated throughout. Signed by Wanda Gag on the verso of the front free endpaper. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco box. Scarce and desirable signed.
Price: $5,500.00 Item Number: 2397
"Time is a gift, given to you, given to give you the time you need, the time you need to have the time of your life": First Edition of The Phantom Tollbooth; Signed by both Norton Juster and Jules Feiffer
New York: Epstein & Carroll, 1961.
First edition of this modern classic. Octavo, original blue cloth, cartographic endpapers, illustrated by Jules Feiffer. Signed by both Norton Juster and illustrator, Jules Feiffer on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with some professional restoration to the extremities. Desirable signed by both Juster and Feiffer.
Price: $5,500.00 Item Number: 10014
"Animals don't behave like men,' he said. 'If they have to fight, they fight; and if they have to kill they kill. But they don't sit down and set their wits to work to devise ways of spoiling other creatures' lives and hurting them. They have dignity and animality": First Edition of Watership Down; Signed by Richard Adams
London: Rex Collings, 1972.
First edition of the author’s first and most beloved work. Octavo, original brown cloth, folding map. Boldly signed by Richard Adams on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of shelf wear. An exceptional example.
Price: $5,500.00 Item Number: 100548
"And now, if you please, three round, smooth, stones": First edition of Stone Soup; Lengthily Inscribed by Marcia Brown with an original drawing
New York: Charles Scribner, 1947.
First edition [with the Scribner’s A] of the author’s classic work. Quarto, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the half title page, “To _____ _______ A handy recipe- May he never go hungry Bon Appetit! Best Wishes Marcia Brown.” Brown has also drawn an original drawing. Near fine in a good dust jacket with some wear and tear. Rare, even more so signed and with the original drawing.
Price: $5,000.00 Item Number: 344
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1940.
First edition of this story of Christmas by Eleanor Roosevelt. Small octavo, original pictorial boards. Lengthily Inscribed 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
Original Maurice Sendak pencil drawing on artist’s vellum. Signed and inscribed by Maurice Sendak to Arthur Yorinks: “Feb. 6-13, 1993. So Sue Me. To Arthur – with all my love! Maurice.” Pencil draft for the backdrop of the play “So, Sue Me” written and directed by Arthur Yorinks and performed at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. in 1993. The pencil draft appears in Tony Kushner’s “The Art of Maurice Sendak, 1980 to the Present”, along with with the final full-color illustration. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 16.75 inches by 15.5 inches.
Price: $4,800.00 Item Number: 27044
Rare original drawing of beloved Peanuts character Snoopy. Drawn and signed by Charles M. Schulz. In fine condition. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 15 inches by 13 inches.
Price: $4,500.00 Item Number: 115402
"You'll never catch fish in McElligot's Pool!": First Edition, First Issue of Dr. Seuss' McElligot's Pool; Inscribed by Him
New York: Random House, 1947.
First edition with the 250/250 price on the front flap as well as the $2.50 price added to the rear flap (state ‘c’) of the first Dr. Seuss title to feature full-color art on every other page. Quarto, original cloth, pictorial endpapers, illustrated throughout. Inscribed by the author, “For Mrs. Haye with very kindest regards- Dr. Seuss.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing and wear. Uncommon signed and inscribed.
Price: $4,500.00 Item Number: 87546
First Edition of Lady and the Tramp; Warmly Inscribed by Ward Greene to fellow cartoonist Chester Gould and Creator of Dick Tracy
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1953.
First edition of Ward Greene’s Lady and the Tramp. Octavo, original cloth, with charming illustrations by Joe G. Rinaldi. Foreword by Walt Disney. Association copy, warmly inscribed by Greene on the front free endpaper, “For Chester – with fondest regards Jimmie Greene.” The recipient, American cartoonist Chester Gould, was best known as the creator of the Dick Tracy comic strip which enjoyed a long run in the newspaper syndicate ‘King Features’ which Greene edited and managed for many years. Ward’s colleague Hal Foster, the creator of the Tarzan and Prince Valiant comic strips first referred to Ward with the affectionate nickname ‘Jimmie.’ Fine in a very good dust jacket with a chip to the rear panel. A rare association copy.
Price: $4,500.00 Item Number: 105085
"She knows everything about the plaza": First editions of the first three books in Kay Thompson's Eloise series; each volume inscribed by illustrator Hilary Knight
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1955-1958.
First editions of the first three books in Kay Thompson’s beloved Eloise series. Quartos, 3 volumes, pictorial endpapers, illustrated. Each volume lengthily inscribed by illustrator Hilary Knight, “for Henry with all the best from Hilary Knight and ME, ELOISE Dec 15 2007″ on the front free endpaper of Eloise: A Book for Precocious Grown ups; “for Henry from Hilary Knight Dec 15 ’07” on the verso of the front free endpaper of Eloise in Paris; and “for Henry! from Hilary Knight and ME, ELOISE!” on the front free endpaper of Eloise at Christmastime. Each volume is near fine in a very good dust jacket with light rubbing and wear. Rare and desirable.
Price: $4,500.00 Item Number: 92481
"This is George. He lived in Africa. He was very happy. But He had one fault: he was too curious": Curious George; Inscribed by H.A. Rey with a drawing
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1941.
First edition, early printing of the first book in the Curious George series. Quarto, original cloth, pictorial endpapers. Warmly inscribed by the H.A. Rey opposite the title page, who has added a drawing of George waving a straw hat. Signed editions, especially with drawings are rare.
Price: $4,400.00 Item Number: 54063
“Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.”: A Series of Unfortunate Events, each are signed, dated and embossed by Lemony Snicket
A Series of Unfortunate Events Set: The Bad Beginning, The Reptile Room, The Wide Window, The Miserable Mill, The Austere Academy, The Ersatz Elevator, The Vile Village, The Hostile Hospital,The Carnivorous Carnival, The Slippery Slope, The End.
New York: Harper Trophy, 1999-2006.
First editions, first printings of each of Lemony Snicket’s Series of Unfortunate Events. Small octavos, original illustrated boards. Each are signed, dated and embossed by Lemony Snicket. Each of the thirteen volumes are in fine condition. Also included is a signed first edition of “Lemony Snicket: The Unauthorized Autobiography.” A beautiful signed set.
Price: $4,200.00 Item Number: 1070
“The sandy beach reminded Harold of picnics": Rare First Edition of Crockett Johnson's Harold and the Purple Crayon
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1955.
First edition of the first book in Crockett Johnson’s Harold series. 12 mo, original half cloth, illustrated throughout. Fine in a very good dust jacket without the price to top of front flap, with code “30-60 / No. 5671A” to front flap and “No. 5672A” to rear flap.
Price: $4,200.00 Item Number: 107552
Rare first edition of Arthur Rackham's illustrated rendition of Mother Goose: The Old Nursery Rhymes; elaborately bound by Birdsall for Charles Scribner's Sons
London: William Heinemann, 1913.
First edition of Arthur Rackham’s illustrated rendition of the classic nursery rhyme collection. Octavo, elaborately bound in full scarlet morocco by Birdsall for Charles Scribner’s Sons with gilt titles and flor gilt decorations to the spine in two compartments within raised gilt bands, triple gilt ruling to the panels with gilt turn-ins and inner dentelles, morocco decorative inlay to the front panel, all edges gilt, silk watered endleaves. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham with 12 captioned tissue-guarded illustrations in color including frontispiece and numerous illustrations in black and white. In fine condition. Housed in a custom slipcase.
Price: $4,000.00 Item Number: 118439