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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
"In no time at all she was princess of the land. And she and her husband, the charming Prince, rode to their palace in a golden coach to live happily ever after!": First Edition of Walt Disney's Cinderella; Signed by Him
Stuttgart: Bluchert-Verlag, 1951.
First German edition of the classic retelling of one of the most celebrated Disney films. Octavo, original illustrated boards, pictorial endpapers, illustrated throughout. Boldly signed by Walt Disney on the half-title page. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Laid in is a business card of the publisher with a note referencing this was signed in 1953. Rare and desirable signed by Walt Disney.
Price: $7,500.00 Item Number: 106556
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
London: MacMillan and Co, 1887.
First trade edition of Lewis Carroll’s game, with scarce original card and several original markers. Octavo, original publisher's red cloth. Association copy, inscribed by Lewis Carroll to his nephew, on the half-title in purple ink in the year of publication, "Bertram J. Collingwood with the Author's love Mar. 87." The volume contains the original envelope containing the playing board, with six of the nine rare counters. In very good condition with some rubbing to the extremities. Uncommon signed and inscribed.
Price: $7,200.00 Item Number: 26048
"Nearly everybody gets twitterpated in the springtime": First edition of Walt Disney's Bambi; signed by Walt Disney
London: Collins, n.d..
First English edition of the storybook version of Disney’s classic film. Quarto, original half cloth, illustrated. Signed by Walt Disney on the half-title page. In very good condition. Ownership inscription. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
Price: $7,200.00 Item Number: 138422
New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1934.
First American edition of this children's classic. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated with 27 line cuts (13 full-page) and chapter tailpieces by Mary Shepard. Fine in a fine dust jacket without wear. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A superior example. Accompanied by a collection of two autograph letters entirely in the hand of P.L. Travers, one page of an original typed Mary Poppins manuscript corrected in Travers' hand, and an original full-page newspaper article featuring an interview with Travers. Accompanied by an explanatory letter of provenance from the letters' recipient which reads in part, "When I returned to…
Price: $7,200.00 Item Number: 99865
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
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
"This is quite an occasion. It isn't often that a Prince is born in the forest": First Big Golden Book edition of Walt Disney's Bambi; inscribed by Walt Disney
New York: Golden Press, 1949.
First Big Golden Book edition of Melvin Shaw's storybook adaptation of the classic Walt Disney motion picture, Bambi. Quarto, original laminated pictorial boards, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by Walt Disney opposite the title page, "To John Michael With Best Wishes Walt Disney." In very good condition. Scarce and desirable signed by Disney.
Price: $6,500.00 Item Number: 128435
New York: Random House, 1951.
Rare first edition of the first novel in Farley’s beloved “Black Stallion” series. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated with ten black-and-white illustrations by Keith Ward. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket, name to the front free endpaper. An exceptional example of this landmark novel.
Price: $6,500.00 Item Number: 132472
"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 the author on the title page, "Yours sincerely Richard Adams." Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box by Asprey. An exceptional example, uncommon signed.
Price: $6,000.00 Item Number: 136602
"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. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn't be. And what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?": Finely bound Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures In Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass
London: MacMillan and Co, 1872.
Octavo, two volumes, uniformly bound in full red morocco, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, raised bands, gilt ruled to the front and rear panels, all edges gilt, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers. In fine condition. Illustrated by John Tenniel, text illustrated. A stunning set.
Price: $6,000.00 Item Number: 133820
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1973.
First edition of Goldman's classic novel. Octavo, original gray cloth. Boldly signed by William Goldman in a contemporary hand on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing. Jacket design by Wendell Minor. An exceptional example.
Price: $6,000.00 Item Number: 120964
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
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
London: Jonathan Cape, 1982.
First edition, early printing of this Dahl classic, which has sold over 20 million copies. Octavo, original cloth, illustated by Quentin Blake. Boldly signed by the author on the half-title page, "with love Roald Dahl April, 1989." Near fine in a near fine dust jacket, bookplate.
Price: $5,500.00 Item Number: 130928
"SHE KNOWS EVERYTHING ABOUT THE PLAZA": FIRST EDITIONS OF THE FIRST FOUR BOOKS IN KAY THOMPSON'S BELOVED ELOISE SERIES
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1955-1959.
First editions of the four classic books in Kay Thompson's beloved Eloise series. Quarto, four volumes, original boards, pictorial endpapers, illustrated by Hilary Knight. Each volume is near fine in a very good to near fine dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box made by Asprey. An exceptional set.
Price: $5,500.00 Item Number: 138622
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
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
Original sketch on archival paper of Toad, from the Lobel's beloved Frog and Toad series. One page, the sketch would be feathered on page 18 of Lobel's Frog and Toad Are Friends [New York: Harper & Row, 1970]. In fine condition. From the artist's estate. Rare.
Price: $5,500.00 Item Number: 134933
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
Indianapolis : Bobbs-Merrill, 1939.
First edition of this classic work, the sequel to Bambi. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated by Erna Pinner. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Charles Felix Salten." The recipient, Charles Austin Perry, was an Episcopal clergyman and longtime Provost of the Washington National Cathedral. Near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket, bookplate of the recipient. Translated by Barthold Fles. Edited by R. Sugden Tilley. Books signed by Salten are exceptionally rare.
Price: $5,000.00 Item Number: 131302
"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
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