• “Things are always happening to me. I’m that sort of bear": Rare First Edition of A Bear Called Paddington; Inscribed by Michael Bond

    Bond, Michael; Illustrated by Peggy Fortnum .

    A Bear Called Paddington.

    London: Collins, 1958.

    First edition. Octavo, original red cloth. Inscribed by Michael Bond on the half title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing to the front panel and a few small closed tears. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A nice example of a book that is usually found well worn.

    Price: $7,200.00

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  • First Edition of A Child's Calendar; Signed by Illustrator Nancy Ekholm Burkert

    Updike, John.

    A Child’s Calendar.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1965.

    First edition. Octavo, original red cloth. Signed by the illustrator, Nancy Ekholm Burkert on the half title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

    Price: $375.00

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  • First Edition of Dylan Thomas' Modern Classic A Child's Christmas In Wales

    Thomas, Dylan.

    A Child’s Christmas In Wales.

    Norwalk, CT: New Directions, 1954.

    First edition. Small octavo, original cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of wear.

    Price: $200.00

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  • A Christmas Carol; Signed by John Irving

    Irving, John] Charles Dickens.

    A Christmas Carol and Other Stories.

    New York: Modern Library, 1995.

    First Modern Library edition of Dickens’ classic work, with an introduction by John Irving. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by John Irving on the title page. Light staining to the page edges in a very good dust jacket.

    Price: $300.00

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  • Signed Limited Edition of Thomas Edison's A Million and One Nights: A History of the Motion Picture

    Edison, Thomas Alva & Terry Ramsaye.

    A Million and One Nights: A History of the Motion Picture.

    New York: Simon and Schuster, 1927.

    Signed Limited edition, one of 327 copies. Quarto, original half pigskin over boards, top edge gilt, 2 volumes. Signed by Thomas Edison on the limitation page and additionally signed by Ramsaye. Illustrated with numerous photographic plates. Some staining to lower section of spines, some rubbing and edgewear to boards, a very good set. Copies of the limited edition were also bound in cloth, this is the more uncommon leather bound edition.

    Price: $4,500.00

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  • "I am a Christian Because of Owen Meany": First Edition of A Prayer For Owen Meany; Lengthily Signed by John Irving

    Irving, John.

    A Prayer For Owen Meany.

    New York: Morrow, 1989.

    First edition of the author’s seventh novel and what many consider his finest. Octavo, original half gray cloth. Signed by the author on the title page, who has added the first line of this title, “I’m a Christian because of Owen Meany John Irving.” Fine in a fine dust jacket.

    Price: $1,500.00

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  • First Edition of this "classic work of outdoor literature, rivaling Thoreau's Walden" A Sand County Almanac; Lengthily Inscribed by Estella Leopold

    Leopold, Aldo; Estella Leopold.

    A Sand County Almanac.

    New York: Oxford University Press, 1949.

    First edition, first issue of this landmark in the conservation movement. Octavo, original cloth with titles and tooling to the front panel in silver. A lengthy inscription from Estella Leopold on the front free endpaper which reads, “Perhaps every youth needs an occasional wilderness trip, in order to learn the meaning of this particular freedom.” Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some chips to the spine crown and overall wear. Rare, especially with such a nice inscription.

    Price: $4,500.00

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  • First Edition of Tasha Tudor's A Time To Keep; Signed by Her

    Tudor, Tasha.

    A Time To Keep: The Tasha Tudor Book of Holidays.

    New York: Rand McNally & Company, 1977.

    First edition. Folio, original illustrated boards. Signed by the author on the title page, “greetings! Tasha Tudor.” In near fine condition.

    Price: $125.00

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  • "Don't try to comprehend with your mind. Your minds are very limited. Use your intuition": Rare First Edition of A Wrinkle In Time; Inscribed by Madeleine L’Engle

    L'Engle, Madeleine.

    A Wrinkle In Time.

    New York: Ariel Books, 1962.

    First edition of the author’s Newbery award-winning novel. Octavo, bound in full blue morocco, gilt titles to the spine, gilt tooling to the front and rear panels, raised bands, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Inscribed by the author on the title page, “For another Meg, Tesser Well Madeleine L’Engle.” A beautiful presentation.

    Price: $4,800.00

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  • First Edition Of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Bound in Cosway Style Binding By Bayntun-Riviere

    Mark Twain) Clemens, Samuel L.

    Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

    New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885.

    First edition, first issue of Mark Twain’s masterpiece. Bound in contemporary full blue morocco by Bayntun Riviere, Cosway-style binding with Mark Twain portrait medallion under glass, fleuron cornerpiece designs within gilt frames, raised bands, gilt decor to the spine, front and rear panels, all edges gilt, front cover and spine faded slightly, front joint repaired, wide gilt turn-ins, silk moiré endpapers. An exceptional example. Subscribers who had already purchased Tom Sawyer, and wanted a binding to match, were invited to request a blue cloth binding on Huckleberry Finn instead of the publisher’s green. This is one of those blue bindings—twenty times more rare than the green. This copy has all of the commonly identified first issue points (copies were assembled haphazardly by the printer and there is yet to be agreement among bibliographers as to the priority of many points). First issue points include page [9] with “Decided”; p. [13], illustration caption incorrect and p. 57 (“with the was”), p. 155 (final 5 absent), all first states; and p. 283 state 4. BAL 3415; Peter Parley to Penrod, pp. 75-76; MacDonnell, Firsts, vol. 8, no. 7/8, 1998, p. 31.

    Price: $10,000.00

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  • Last Sunday, Alexander's grandparents gave him a dollar -- and he was rich. There were so many things he could do with all of that money!": First Edition of Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday; Signed by Judith Viorst

    Viorst, Judith; Illustrated by Ray Cruz.

    Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday.

    New York: Atheneum Publishers, 1978.

    First edition of the second book in the author’s acclaimed Alexander series. Oblong quarto, original cloth. Signed by the author on the title page, “Save your money! Judith Viorst.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket.

    Price: $450.00

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  • First Edition of Alexander, Who's Not (Do You Hear Me? I Mean It!) Going to Move; Signed by Judith Viorst

    Viorst, Judith; Illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser.

    Alexander, Who’s Not (Do You Hear Me? I Mean It!) Going to Move.

    New York: Atheneum, 1995.

    First edition. Oblong quarto, original cloth. Signed by the author on the title page, “From Alexander’s mom- Judith Viorst.” Name on the front free endpaper, near fine in a near fine dust jacket.

    Price: $400.00

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  • "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?": First Editions of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures In Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass

    Carroll, Lewis. [Dodgson, Charles Lutwidge].

    Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass.

    London: MacMillan and Co. 1866 &, 1872.

    First editions. Octavo, two volumes. Bound in early 20th-century full red morocco by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. Gilt vignettes to front and rear panels of each volume, gilt tooling on spine. All edges gilt, silk endpapers. Original cloth covers and spine bound in at rear. In fine condition. A very attractive pair.

    Price: $10,000.00

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  • First edition of Joel Sternfeld's American Prospects; Signed by Him

    Sternfeld, Joel.

    American Prospects.

    Houston: Times Books, 1987.

    First Edition. Oblong quarto, original cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket that shows a small closed tear. Signed by Sternfeld. A very sharp copy.

    Price: $1,250.00

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  • Inscribed by Frank Lloyd Wright to his Granddaughter Anne Baxter

    Wright, Frank Lloyd; Edited by Edgar Kaufman.

    An American Architecture.

    New York: Horizon Press Inc, 1955.

    First editon. Quarto, original cloth. Inscribed by the author to his granddaughter Anne Baxter, “To Anne- with love from Grandfather F.L. Wright 59.” Anne Baxter was an American actress known for her performances in films such as The Magnificent Ambersons, The Razor’s Edge, All About Eve and The Ten Commandments. In near fine condition with light wear to the extremities. Also laid into this volume is an original black and white photograph. With a slipcase. An excellent association copy.

    Price: $4,000.00

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  • "ALL ANIMALS ARE EQUAL, BUT SOME ANIMALS ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS" FIRST EDITION OF GEORGE ORWELL’S MASTERPIECE ANIMAL FARM

    Orwell, George.

    Animal Farm.

    New York: Secker & Warburg, 1946.

    First British edition. Octavo, original green cloth. Near fine in an excellent dust jacket with some light wear to the crown of the spine. Uncommon in this condition.

    Price: $5,500.00

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  • Signed by Alan Bean and Inscribed by John Glenn

    Bean, Alan; Introduction by John Glenn.

    Apollo: An Eyewitness Account.

    Shelton, CT: Greenwich Workshop Press, 1998.

    First edition. Quarto, original cloth. Signed by Alan Bean on the title page. Additionally inscribed by John Glenn on the title page; who contributed the introduction to this volume. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

    Price: $650.00

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  • “Those who don't believe in magic will never find it": First Edition of BFG; Signed by Roald Dahl

    Dahl, Roald; Illustrated by Quentin Blake.

    BFG: Illustrations by Quentin Blake.

    London: Jonathan Cape, 1982.

    First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Roald Dahl on the front free endpaper. Fine in a fine price-clipped dust jacket. Illustrated by Quentin Blake.

    Price: $5,500.00

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  • “Those who don't believe in magic will never find it": First Edition of BFG; Inscribed by Roald Dahl

    Dahl, Roald; Illustrated by Quentin Blake.

    BFG: Illustrations by Quentin Blake.

    London: Jonathan Cape, 1982.

    First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly inscribed and dated on the front free endpaper by the author, “For Matthew with love Roald Dahl 18 March 1983.” Some adhesive marks to the front and rear panels in a fine dust jacket. Illustrated by Quentin Blake.

    Price: $4,200.00

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  • Signed Limited Edition of Roald Dahl's BFG; Signed by Him and Illustrator Quentin Blake

    Dahl, Roald; Illustrated by Quentin Blake.

    BFG.

    New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1982.

    Signed limited edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake, the illustrator. Fine in a fine slipcase without wear. One of 300 numbered copies, this is number 55.

    Price: $2,250.00

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