Signed by Tasha Tudor
Item Number: 1719
Ashville, NC: Front Street Press, 2002.
First edition, later printing. Oblong quarto, original illustrated glossy boards. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Signed “Greetings Tasha Tudor” on the front free endpaper. Illustrated throughout.
In this third story set in imaginary Corgiville, home to corgis, cats, rabbits and some eccentric families, Christmas is coming. Mr. and Mrs. Bigbee Brown warm themselves by the wood stove as they drink their tea. Mr. Chicahominy, his two wives, and mother-in-law live in a house overlooking the pond. During the season he puts his haberdashery on wheels, peddling by wagon all about town. Families make special wreaths for the animals, and age Dundee cake for months. Finally, on December 25, the parlor door opens to reveal a magnificent Christmas tree with lighted candles and shining ornaments.
Other Books by this Author
New York: Oxford University Press, 1954.
First edition. Signed by Tasha Tudor on the front endpage. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with only the lightest of wear. A very sharp example.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1943.
First edition. Signed by the author, “greetings! Tasha Tudor” on the title page. Fine in a fine jacket with just a touch of wear. This is the nicest copy we have handled or seen.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1957.
First edition. Oblong quarto, original cloth. Fine in a very good dust jacket. Signed by the author, “greetings Tasha Tudor.” A very sharp example of this wonderfully illustrated Tudor title.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1949.
First edition. Signed by Tasha Tudor on the title page. In very good condition, lacking the dust jacket.
New York: David McCay Company, 1978.
First edition. Quarto, original red cloth. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Signed by the author, “greetings! Tasha Tudor.”
New York: Oxford University Press, 1950.
First edition. Octavo, original red cloth. Fine in a very good dust jacket. Signed by the author, “greetings Tasha Tudor.”
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1993.
First edition of this cookbook, which features more than 80 of Tudor’s favorite recipes. Octavo, original illustrated boards, illustrated throughout. Signed by Tasha Tudor on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
“Dear Barbara, you remind me of myself and I wish us both that you remain that way": Photograph of Ayn Rand; Inscribed by Her to Barbara Branden
Large signed photograph of Ayn Rand. Inscribed by her to Barbara Branden, “Dear Barbara, you remind me of myself and I wish us both that you remain that way – With love -Ayn June 21, 1951.” While living in New York during the early 1950’s, the recipient, Barbara, and her future husband, Nathaniel Branden, befriended Rand and her husband Frank O’Connor. Not only would the couple go on to become major proponents of Objectivism (establishing the Nathaniel Branden Institute in 1958 with Barbara serving as Rand’s assistant), but their personal lives would be dramatically intertwined with Rand’s. Begrudgingly sanctioned by both Barbara and Frank, Nathaniel began an affair with Ayn in 1954. The secret couple had a very public break in 1968, almost certainly due to Branden’s affair with actress Patrecia Scott who he later married. The photograph measures 8 inches by 10 inches. Matted and framed, which measures 17.5 inches by 19.5 inches. Photographs signed by Rand are rare.
Photographic portrait of Henry James by John Singer Sargent, boldly signed by James and Sargent. The portrait measures 10.5 inches by 13 inches. Double matted and framed. In fine condition. Rare and desirable signed by both James and Sargent.
First edition of Ackermann's Historical Sketch of Moscow; With the 12 original hand-colored aquatint plates; In the rare original boards
R. Ackermann, 1813.
First edition of this stunning work. Folio, original boards. Illustrated with 12 hand-colored aquatint plates. This work was issued in both colored and black and white plates. Rare in this colored state and in the original boards. Abbey Travel 224; Tooley 262.
Black and White photograph taken by Pach Brothers of architect Marcel Breuer. Boldly signed by Breuer on the lower left. In fine condition. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 16.8 inches by 21 inches. Rare and desirable.