Rude Rhymes: Mother Goose Goes Behind the Bike Shed; Inscribed by Michael Rosen
Rude Rhymes: Mother Goose Goes Behind the Bike Shed.
Item Number: 82141
London: Andre Deutsch Limited, 1989.
Early printing. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers as issue. Inscribed by the author opposite the title page, “hello Eileen Michael Rosen was here.” In fine condition.
Other Books by this Author
"Hey what if we don't go on a bear hunt, huh?"; First Edition of Michael Rosen's We're Going On A Bear Hunt; Inscribed by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury
New York: McElderry Books, 1989.
First American edition of this modern children’s classic. Oblong quarto, original illustrated glossy boards. Inscribed by Michael Rosen, “Hi Wilbur Daniel hey what if we don’t go on a bear hunt, huh? Michael Rosen.” Also signed by the illustrator, “To Wilbur Daniel from Helen Oxenbury 20.11.89.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Illustrated by Helen Oxenbury. First editions signed are rare.
"HEY WHAT IF WE DON'T GO ON A BEAR HUNT, HUH?"; FIRST POP-UP BOOK EDITION OF MICHAEL ROSEN'S WE'RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT
London: Walker Books, 2006.
First pop-up book edition of Michael Rosen’s classic work. Large octavo, original pictorial boards. Elaborately illustrated with full-color movable pop-up designs. In fine condition.
New York: McElderry Books, 2009.
First edition of the 20th Anniversary edition of this modern children’s classic. Oblong quarto, original illustrated glossy boards. Signed by Michael Rosen opposite the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Illustrated by Helen Oxenbury.
"Advertising is, actually, a simple phenomenon in terms of economics. It is merely a substitute for a personal sales force - an extension, if you will, of the merchant who cries aloud his wares": First Edition of Rosser Reeves' Reality in Advertising; Signed by Him
New York: Borzoi/ Alfred A. Knopf, 1961.
First trade edition, published after the privately printed Ted Bates edition. Octavo, original blue cloth, slipcase. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, “With a promise that this is a very short, short book! Rosser Reeves Oct 8, 1962. Fine in the original glassine wrapper in a fine slipcase. Rare signed.
New York: Brewer, Warren & Putnam, 1932.
First edition, early printing of Earhart’s account of her childhood, her fascination with aviation, and her life through her 1932 flight across the Atlantic. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated throughout. Signed by Amelia Earhart on the front free endpaper. With the rare original silvertone phonograph recording of her internationally broadcast speech given the day she completed her solo transatlantic flight. In near fine condition with a touch of rubbing.
First Edition of The Conquest of Everest; Signed by John Hunt, Edmund Hillary, George Lowe, Charles Evans and James Morris
New York: E.P. Dutton, 1954.
First edition of this classic account of the first ascent of Mount Everest. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated with 8 pages of photographs in full color, and 48 pages in black and white, maps, sketches and drawings. Foreword by Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh. Boldly signed on the front free endpaper in a contemporary hand by John Hunt, Edmund Hillary, George Lowe, Charles Evans and James Morris. The 1953 British Mount Everest expedition was the ninth mountaineering expedition to attempt the first ascent of Mount Everest, and the first confirmed to have succeeded when Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached the summit on Friday, 29 May 1953. Led by Colonel John Hunt, it was organized and financed by the Joint Himalayan Committee. News of the expedition’s success reached London in time to be released on the morning of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation, 2 June. Charles Evans was John Hunt’s deputy leader on the expedition. With Tom Bourdillon, he made the first ascent of the South Summit, coming within three hundred feet of the main summit of Everest on 26 May 1953, but was forced to turn back. George Lowe helped prepare the route up the Lhotse Face towards the South Col at close to 8,000m altitude. On May 28th, Lowe, Alfred Gregory and Sherpa Ang Nyima, all carrying heavy loads, set out with Hillary and Tenzing as the support party for their summit attempt. Camp IX was established at 8,500m, then Lowe, Gregory and Ang Nyima descended to the South Col. The following day, May 29th, Hillary and Tenzing successfully reached the summit of Mount Everest. Lowe went on to direct a documentary film during the expedition, entitled The Conquest of Everest that was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. James Morris wrote for The Times, and in 1953 was its correspondent accompanying the British Mount Everest Expedition. Fine in a very good dust jacket.
"The object of golf is to beat someone. Make sure that someone is not yourself": First Edition of Bobby Jones on Golf; Inscribed by the Legendary Golfer
Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, 1966.
First edition of “the most practical and useful golf book ever written, covering every shot in the game and every aspect of play.” Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated by Anthony Ravielli. Inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “Byron Sites, Best wishes, Bob Jones.” The recipient was a member of The Peachtree Golf Club, which was designed by Bobby Jones. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Introduction by Charles Price. One of the more uncommon titles to find signed and inscribed, as Jones passed away in 1971.