"and he slung the pack of toys over his shoulder and got into the chimney: First edition of L. Frank Baum's The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus
The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus.
Baum, L. Frank.$1,250.00
Item Number: 63031
Indianapolis: Bowen-Merrill, 1902.
First edition, first issue of this Christmas classic. Original red cloth, pictorial endpapers. Six full color plates and illustrations throughout by Mary Cowles Clark. An exceptional example.
L. Frank Baum was the first author to write a book entirely about Santa Claus, adding his own mythology to the classic character's origins and adventures.
Other Books by this Author
“I am going to tell you a story, one of those tales of astonishing adventures that happend years and years and years ago”: First Edition of L. Frank Baum's The Enchanted Island of Yew; Inscribed by Him
Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1903.
First edition early state with 8 color plates. Octavo, original gray cloth printed in black, vermilion and lavender, pictorial endpapers. Inscribed by L. Frank Baum on the half-title page. In very good condition with some rubbing to the cloth. Rare and desirable signed and inscribed.
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 : E.P. Dutton & Company, Inc, 1974.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Warmly inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Ethel & Paul many, many thanks for all your kind words Ellen Raskin.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
New York: Maecenas Press & Random House, 1969.
Folio, one of 2500 numbered copies, signed by Salvador Dali on the title page. With original etching in colors and 12 full page color plates by Dali. Loose as issued in original brown silk chemise decorated in gilt, tan leather-backed clamshell case with imitation bone clasps. In fine condition. An exceptional example.
New York: E.P. Dutton & Company, Inc, 1978.
First edition of the author’s Newbery Award winning novel. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Ellen Raskin on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing and without the Newbery-Award winning sticker to the front panel. Rare signed.