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"In no time at all she was princess of the land. And she and her husband, the charming Prince, rode to their palace in a golden coach to live happily ever after!": First Edition of Walt Disney's Cinderella; Signed by Him
Stuttgart: Bluchert-Verlag, 1951.
First German edition of the classic retelling of one of the most celebrated Disney films. Octavo, original illustrated boards, pictorial endpapers, illustrated throughout. Boldly signed by Walt Disney on the half-title page. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Laid in is a business card of the publisher with a note referencing this was signed in 1953. Rare and desirable signed by Walt Disney.
Price: $7,500.00 Item Number: 106556
"How doth the little crocodile improve his shining tail. And pour the waters of the Nile, on every golden scale": Lewis Carroll's Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass; Finely Bound by Riviere
London: Macmillan and Co, 1932.
Finely bound example of these timeless children’s classic. Octavo, bound in full morocco by Riviere, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, inlay of Alice to the front and rear panels, gilt ruling and tooling to the front and rear panels, all edges gilt, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, illustrated by John Tenniel. In fine condition. An exceptional presentation.
Price: $4,000.00 Item Number: 122897
"Let us suppose you are a newcomer, and I, the guide; and in imagination, let us take a walk along this street": Scarce signed limited first edition of E.S. Kirby's See My Chinese Street
Hong Kong: K. Weiss, 1954.
Signed limited first edition of E.S. Kirby’s illustrated travel book. One of 250 signed numbered copies, this is number 57. Signed by E.S. Kirby. Quarto, original embroidered silk, illustrated with 112 illustrations and 7 full multi-color pages, errata slip with first edition issue points laid in as issued. OCLC locates only 11 copies of this work. Scarce.
Price: $3,200.00 Item Number: 82605
Original ink and watercolor painting by American illustrator Hilary Knight. Titled, ‘Silver Bangles Thick and Thin’, the painting depicts ‘N. Emily’, a character Knight created to embody a typical Neiman Marcus customer for 24 double-page fashion spreads published in The Book, Neiman Marcus’ monthly magazine for two years in the late 1990s. In fine condition. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 27.5 inches by 19 inches.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 95323
Large original painting of Hilary Knight’s Butterfly Prince. Gouache and gold paint. Signed by Hilary Knight in the lower left corner of the painting. In fine condition. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 19 inches by 21 inches.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 96229
"A MASTER OF THE FANTASTIC AND EXOTIC": FIRST TRADE EDITION OF STORIES FROM HANS ANDERSEN; with 28 color plates by Edmund Dulac
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1911.
First English trade edition of this timeless classic, with 28 stunning illustrations by Edmund Dulac. Quarto, bound in full morocco with gilt titles and tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised bands, gilt ruling to the panels, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. With 28 tipped-in full color plates including captioned tissue-guarded frontispiece illustrated by Edmund Dulac. With the original cloth cover decorated in gilt bound in at rear. In near fine condition.
Price: $1,400.00 Item Number: 123433
First edition of Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch's In Powder and Crinoline; lavishly illustrated by Kay Nielsen
London: Published by Hodder & Stoughton, .
First trade edition of Nielsen’s first gift book. Quarto, bound in full morocco with gilt titles and tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised gilt bands, marbled endpapers, illustrated by Kay Nielsen with 24 tipped-in full color plates with captioned tissue-guards mounted on stiff grey card and several illustrations throughout the text. In near fine condition.
Price: $600.00 Item Number: 122403