First Edition of Johnny Gruelle's Raggedy Ann in Cookie Land
Raggedy Ann in Cookie Land.
Item Number: 62038
Chicago: M.A. Donohue and Company, Chicago, 1931.
First edition. Octavo, original illustrated cloth, pictorial endpapers. In very good condition.
Raggedy Ann is a character created by American writer Johnny Gruelle that appeared in a series of books he wrote and illustrated for young children. Raggedy Ann is a rag doll with red yarn for hair and a triangle nose. Johnny Gruelle received US Patent D47789 for his Raggedy Ann doll on September 7, 1915. The character was created in 1915 as a doll, and was introduced to the public in the 1918 book Raggedy Ann Stories. When a doll was marketed with the book, the concept had great success. A sequel, Raggedy Andy Stories, introduced the character of her brother, Raggedy Andy.
Other Books by this Author
First Editions of Each Book in Andrew Lang's Fairy Books; Each Bound Uniformly by Sangorski and Sutcliffe
The Fairy Books: Blue (1889); Red (1890); Green (1892); Yellow (1894); Pink; (1897); Grey (1900); Violet (1901); Crimson (1903); Brown (1904); Orange (1906); Olive (1907); Lilac (1910) [with The Blue Poetry Book (1891); The True Story Book (1893); The Red True Story Book (1895); The Animal Story Book (1896); The Arabian Nights Entertainments (1898); The Red Book of Animal Stories (1899); The Book of Romance (1902); The Red Romance Book (1905)].
London: Longmans, Green & Company, 1889-1910.
First editions of each volume in Andrew Lang’s Fairy Books: Blue (1889); Red (1890); Green (1892); Yellow (1894); Pink; (1897); Grey (1900); Violet (1901); Crimson (1903); Brown (1904); Orange (1906); Olive (1907); Lilac (1910) (12 volumes), along with eight of his other works: The Blue Poetry Book (1891); The True Story Book (1893); The Red True Story Book (1895); The Animal Story Book (1896); The Arabian Nights Entertainments (1898); The Red Book of Animal Stories (1899); The Book of Romance (1902); The Red Romance Book (1905). Bound in full leather by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, raised bands, gilt ruled to the front and rear panels, each volume with a different motif to the front and rear panel, all edges gilt, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, book marks. Each volume bound with the original cloth spine and front panel. With numerous illustrations by H. J. Ford. In near fine condition with a few volumes with some light cracking at the hinges. An exceptional set bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe.
London: MacMillan and Co, 1887.
First trade edition. Octavo, original publisher’s red cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by Lewis Carroll to his nephew, on the half-title in purple ink in the year of publication, “Bertram J. Collingwood with the Author’s love Mar. 87.” The volume contains the original envelope containing the playing board, with six of the nine rare counters. In very good condition with some rubbing to the extremities. Uncommon signed and inscribed.
"But for a dog That kept its head": First Edition of Ludwig Bemelmans Madeline's Rescue; Signed by Him
New York: The Viking Press, 1953.
First edition of the second book in the Madeline series, which went on to win the Caldecott Medal. Thin quarto, original cloth. Boldly signed by Ludwig Bemelmans on the half-title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a few small closed tears. Rare and desirable signed.
"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.