First Edition of Michael Bonds's Paddington and the Christmas; Surprise; Signed by Him
Paddington and the Christmas Surprise.
Item Number: 46019
New York: Harper Collins, 1997.
First edition of this charming Paddington Christmas work. Oblong quarto, original glossy boards, pictorial endpapers. Illustrated by R.W. Alley. Signed and dated by Michael Bond on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Uncommon signed.
Since 1958 Michael Bond's beloved character, Paddington Bear, has charmed readers around the world with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures.
Other Books by this Author
London: Collins, 1970.
First edition of the ninth title in Bond’s classic Paddington series. Octavo, original cloth. Illustrated by Peggy Fortnum. Signed by the author on the half-title page, “With all good wishes Michael Bond.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a few small closed tears.
London: Collins, 1979.
First edition of the eleventh book in the Paddington series. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Michael Bond on the half-title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
London: Collins, 1993.
First edition of this charming Paddington Christmas work. Oblong quarto, original glossy boards. Illustrated by David McKee. Signed by Michael Bond on the title page. In near fine condition.
London: Collins, 1964.
First edition of the sixth book in the Paddington series. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Signed by Michael Bond on the half-title page. Near fine in a very good dust jacket.
“Things are always happening to me. I’m that sort of bear": Rare First Edition of A Bear Called Paddington; Inscribed by Michael Bond
London: Collins, 1958.
First edition of the first book in the Paddington series. 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.
First Editions of Lord Skidelsky's Monumental Biography of J.M. Keynes; Each volume inscribed by Him
John Maynard Keynes: Hopes Betrayed 1883-1920; The Economist as Savior 1920-1037; Fighting For Britain 1937-1946.
London: Macmillan, 1983-2000.
First editions of each volume in the author’s acclaimed biography on J.M. Keynes. Octavo, 3 volumes, original cloth, illustrated. Inscribed by the author in each volume. Each are near fine with the dust jackets that show only light wear.
"The adventure is over. Everything gets over, and nothing is ever enough. Except the part you carry with you:" Rare First Edition of From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler; Signed by E.L. Konigsburg
New York: Atheneum, 1967.
First edition of the author’s Newbery Award-winning novel. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by E.L. Konigsburg on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Rare in this condition and signed.
"Like all Israelis, I yearn for peace. I see the utmost importance in taking all possible steps that will lead to a solution of the conflict with the Palestinians": First Edition of Warrior: An Autobiography; Inscribed by Ariel Sharon
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1989.
First edition of Sharon’s autobiography. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed and dated by Ariel Sharon on the half-title page. Laid in a lecture announcement by Sharon. Near fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Lawrence Ratzkin.
"The smaller the unit of government and the more restricted the functions assigned government, the less likely it is that its actions will reflect special interests rather than the general interest": First Edition of Free to Choose; Signed by Milton and Rose Friedman
New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1980.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by Milton Friedman and signed by Rose Friedman. Bottom boards rubbed and some scattered foxing to the edges, in a near fine dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco box. Rare signed and inscribed.