"The Crandalls walk nightly in slumbering peace in spite of slight burns from the hot dripping grease. The crandalls wear candles because they walk far and, if they wake up, want to see where they are."; First Edition of Dr. Seuss’ Sleep Book; Signed by Him
Dr. Seuss’s Sleep Book.
Seuss, Dr. (Theodor Geisel).$2,800.00
Item Number: 86435
New York: Random House, 1962.
First edition of this classic rhyming bedtime story picture book. Quarto, original pictorial boards, illustrated endpapers, illustrated throughout. Boldly signed by Dr. Seuss opposite the title page. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket (with no ads for later titles). Younger & Hirsch, 20. Rare and desirable signed.
"Deliberately calculated to make its readers yawn. No one could resist those zillions of astonishing sleepyheads" (The New York Times).
Other Books by this Author
"No spots are too hard for a hat cat like me!": First Edition of The Cat in the Hat comes Back; Inscribed by Dr. Seuss
New York: Random House, 1958.
First edition of the sequel of Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat. Octavo, original illustrated boards, pictorial endpapers. Inscribed by Dr. Seuss opposite the title page. Very good in a very good dust jacket with some light rubbing.
"I know it is wet and the sun is not sunny, but we can have lots of good fun that is funny": First Edition of the Cat In the Hat; Inscribed by Dr. Seuss
New York: Random House, 1957.
First edition, first issue of Dr. Seuss’ classic work. Octavo, original illustrated unlaminated boards. Inscribed by the author, “For Ruth Dr. Seuss.” Fine in an excellent dust jacket with light wear. All issue points present: price of 200/200 on the dust jacket, no mention of the “Beginner Books” series on the rear panel, and has four paragraphs of educator’s reviews on rear panel. Book contains a single signature and 61 pages with a message on final page before end paper contained in an outline of the cat’s hat & head. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A very nice example.
New York: Random House, 1954.
First edition. Quarto, original boards. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the verso of the front free endpaper, “For Greg Barrett with best wishes Dr. Seuss.” Near fine in a very good price-clipped second issue dust jacket.
"Pete Briggs pats pigs. Briggs pats pink pigs. Briggs pats big pigs"; First Edition of Oh Say, Can You Say?; Signed by Dr. Seuss
New York: Random House, 1979.
First edition of this book of tongue twisters by Dr. Seuss. Octavo, original laminated boards, pictorial endpapers, illustrated throughout. Signed by Dr. Seuss opposite the title page. In fine condition.
“The starting point of all achievement is DESIRE. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desire brings weak results, just as a small fire makes a small amount of heat": Rare First Edition of Napoleon Hill's Think and Grow Rich; Signed by Him
CT: Ralston Society, 1937.
First edition of this classic bestseller, which has sold over 100 million copies. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Napoleon Hill on the front free endpaper. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. This is the first example of a first printing we have seen signed. Rare and desirable.
“Poor little doggie, you saved HIS child!”: First Edition of Mark Twain's A Dog's Tale; In the Rare Original Dust Jacket
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1904.
First edition of Twain’s famous dog story. Octavo, original cloth. Contemporary inscription to the front free endpaper, near fine in the rare original dust jacket with wear and tear and some writing on the front panel. Illustrations by W. T. Smedley. BAL 3483.
Courrier Sud, Vol de Nuit, Terre des Hommes and Pilote de Guerre; Each Lengthily Inscribed by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Paris: Librarie Gallimard, 1931-42.
Early printings of Saint-Exupery’s first four books. Octavo, four volumes bound in contemporary cloth. Each volume lengthily inscribed by Antoine de Saint-Exupery on the half-title page. In the author’s first novel, Courrier Sud, “Pour Madame Stokes, Avec le hont que j’eprouve a signer ce pache de jeunesse. Et en respectueux hommages Antoine de Saint-Exupery.” In his second novel, Vol de Nuit, which deals with his experiences as an airmail pilot, “Pour Madame Stokes, cher que’on retrouve une atmosphere de France en respectueux hommages Antoine de Saint- Exupery.” In his third novel, Terre des Hommes, which went on to win the Grand Prix of the Académie Française, “Pour Madame Stokes, en souvenir d’une epoque recuse ou la Terr des Hommes etait en pix et en respectueux hommages Antoine de Saint- Exupery.” And, finally, in Saint-Exupery’s Pilote de Guerre, his memoir of his role in the French Air Force as pilot during the Battle of Paris in 1940, “Pour Madame Stokes, ces souvenirs d’une pilot de ligne change en Pilote de Guerre et en hommage respectueux, Antoine de Saint-Exupery.” Each volume is in very good condition. An exceptional collection.
Henry Landau's All's Fair: The Story of the British Secret Service Behind the German Lines; Signed by Him
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1934.
Early printing of Landau’s biography of his time in the British Secret Service. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, “Captain Henry Landau.” Near fine in a good dust jacket with some wear and tear. Uncommon signed.