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.
New York: Franklin Watts Inc, 1963.
First American edition. Oblong quarto, original cloth. Signed by Brian Wildsmith on the title page. Some rubbing to the bottom cloth and a bookplate to the inner front panel, near fine in a very good dust jacket with a few small closed tears. Uncommon signed.
“Although people rarely died playing Quidditch, referees had been known to vanish and turn up months later in the Sahara Desert": First Edition of J.K. Rowling's Quidditch: Through the Ages; Signed by Her
New York: Arthur A. Levine/ Scholastic Books, 2001.
First edition. Octavo, original wrappers as issued. Signed by J.K. Rowling on the title page. In fine condition. Rare signed.
"Mirror, mirror on the wall, Who is the fairest of us all?": First Edition of Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs; Signed by Illustrator Nancy Ekholm Burkert
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1972.
First edition. Quarto, original cloth. Signed by Nancy Ekholm Burkert on the half title page. Fine in a very good dust jacket.