• "It's not what's around the Christmas tree that matters it's who's around it": First Edition of A Charlie Brown Christmas; Signed by Charles Schulz

    Schulz, Charles M.

    A Charlie Brown Christmas.

    Cleveland and New York: World Publishing, 1965.

    First edition of the author’s classic Christmas story and later filmed for television, which was later honored with both an Emmy and Peabody Award. Small quarto, original boards. Boldly signed by Charles Schulz on the half-title page. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some rubbing and wear.

    Price: $2,000.00

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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: $250.00

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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: William Morrow and Company, 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. Jacket design by Honi Werner.

    Price: $1,750.00

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  • "To those devoid of imagination a map is a useless waste; to to others the most valuable part": 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, “To those devoid of imagination a map is a useless waste; to to others the most valuable part Estella Leopold.” Illustrated by Charles W. Schwartz. Rare, especially with such a nice inscription.

    Price: $6,500.00

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  • "You have been the last dream of my soul": First Edition, First Issue of Charles Dickens' A Tale Of Two Cities

    Dickens, Charles.

    A Tale of Two Cities.

    London: Chapman and Hall, 1860.

    First edition, first issue of one of Dickens’ most enduring works, with p. 213 misnumbered “113,” the signature mark “b” at the foot of the plate list, and the misspelling “affetcionately” on line 12, p. 134. Octavo, bound in three quarters contemporary calf over marbled boards, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, marbled endpapers. Sixteen plates after H.K. Browne including frontispiece and title vignette. In near fine condition with light rubbing and wear, bookplate. An exceptional example of this Dickens classic.

    Price: $6,500.00

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  • "You have been the last dream of my soul": First Edition, First Issue of Charles Dickens' A Tale Of Two Cities

    Dickens, Charles.

    A Tale of Two Cities.

    London: Chapman and Hall, 1860.

    First edition, first issue of one of Dickens’ most enduring works, with p. 213 misnumbered “113,” the signature mark “b” at the foot of the plate list, and the misspelling “affetcionately” on line 12, p. 134. Octavo, bound in full leather, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, elaborated tooling to the spine, front and rear panels, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, inner dentelles. Sixteen plates after H.K. Browne including frontispiece and title vignette. In fine condition.

    Price: $8,800.00

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  • Rare original typographic portrait of Abraham Lincoln composed of his Emancipation Proclamation

    Linclon, Abraham; Designed and written by W.H. Pratt. Lithograph by A. Hageboeck.

    Abraham Lincoln Emancipation Proclamation Typographic Portrait.

    Davenport, Iowa: 1865.

    Original typographic portrait of Abraham Lincoln composed of his Emancipation Proclamation, issued on January 1, 1863. In near fine condition. Double matted and framed, the entire piece measures 26.5 inches by 19 inches. An exceptional piece, a rare and desirable piece of Americana.

    Price: $6,000.00

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  • RARE NINETEENTH CENTURY PORTRAIT OF PRESIDENT ABRAHAM LINCOLN

    Gardner, Alexander. (Abraham Lincoln).

    Abraham Lincoln Portrait.

    c. 1860.

    Rare original painting of the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. After a photograph by Civil War photographer Alexander Gardner. Scottish photographer Alexander Gardner immigrated to the United States in 1856 where he became best known for his photographs of the American Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln, and the execution of the conspirators to Lincoln’s assassination. In near fine condition. In a period frame. The entire piece measures 20.75 by 16.75 inches. Rare and desirable.

    Price: $3,500.00

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  • “A house divided against itself cannot stand": Rare Relief Bust Portrait of President Abraham Lincoln

    Lincoln, Abraham.

    Abraham Lincoln Relief Bust.

    Rare caste metal relief portrait of President Abraham Lincoln in profile. Housed in a custom circular frame with gilt decorative floral reliefs. The entire piece measures 16 inches by 16 inches. A handsome example.

    Price: $1,800.00

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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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  • Alcoholics Anonymous: in the Rare Original Dust Jacket

    Wilson, William (Bill W.).

    Alcoholics Anonymous: The Story of How Many Thousands of Men and Women Have Recovered from Alcoholism.

    New York: Alcoholics Anonymous, 1947.

    First edition, eleventh printing of Bill Wilson’s classic work, one of the best-selling books of all time, having sold 30 million copies. Octavo, original red cloth. Contemporary inscription to the front free endpaper, near fine in a very good dust jacket. A nice example, uncommon in the original dust jacket.

    Price: $1,400.00

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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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  • "How doth the little crocodile improve its shining tail, and pour the waters of the Nile on every golden scale": First Edition of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures Under Ground; Inscribed By The Author to his Cousin May Knight

    Carrol, Lewis. (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson).

    Alice’s Adventures Under Ground.

    London: Macmillan and Co, 1886.

    First edition of the original manuscript in facsimile which was later expanded and published as Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Octavo, original scarlet cloth, elaborate gilt titles to the spine and front panel, gilt vignette to the rear panel, triple gilt ruled. All edges gilt, black endpapers, text printed in the author’s handwriting including thirty-seven illustrations in facsimile, advertisements at rear. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page to his cousin, “May Knight from the Author Jan. /87.” In very good condition with some toning to the spine. An excellent association.

    Price: $7,500.00

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  • "Established the foundation for the study of North American birds": Rare Complete first edition set of Bonaparte's American Ornithology; Or, The Natural History of the Birds of the United States

    Wilson, Alexander and Charles Lucian Bonaparte.

    American Ornithology; Or, The Natural History of the Birds of the United States.

    Philadelphia: Carey, Lea & Carey, 1825-1833.

    Complete first edition set of Bonaparte’s continuation of Alexander Wilson’s American Ornithology, with the rare first issue of Volume I with the Mitchell imprint present. Quarto, 4 volumes. Bound in three quarters calf over marbled boards, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, with 27 hand-colored engraved plates after T.R. Peale, A. Rider, and J.J. Audubon. With the rare first issue of Volume I with the Mitchell imprint present. Bonaparte originally conceived the work in three volumes, yet made the decision to publish a fourth volume in 1833, five years after the publication of Volume III. This is the complete set including Volume IV (Bennett 16; Nissen IVB 116; Sabin 6264). In near fine condition, repair to the title page of volume one.

    Price: $7,500.00

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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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  • Willard Espy's Words at Play Finely Bound; Presentation copy with a Typed Letter Signed by the author laid in

    Espy, Willard R.

    An Almanac of Words at Play.

    New York: Clarkson N. Potter, Inc, 1975.

    Early printing of Espy’s work on wit in wordplay. Quarto, bound in half morocco over marbled boards, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, red spine labels, marbled endpapers. Presentation copy, from the library of Jonathan Goodman with his embossed library stamp to the front free endpaper. Enclosed is a typed letter signed by the author to the recipient date March 7, 1977 in the original envelope. The letter reads in part, “First time any correspondent has mentioned giving the Almanac the leather treatment. Next time I’m in London I must call to learn whether you really did it…Sincerely, Willard R. Espy.” In near fine condition. A nice association with noted provenance.

    Price: $75.00

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