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San Diego: IDW Publishing, 2007.
First edition of this illustrated work of Beowulf. Octavo, original wrappers. illustrated throughout. Boldly signed by Neil Gaiman on the title page. In fine condition. Art and cover by Gabriel Rodriguez. Colors by Jay Folos.
Price: $200.00 Item Number: 116056
San Francisco: Pomegranate, 2001.
Signed limited edition of this work, one of 100 numbered and signed copies, this is number 10 signed by Michael Whyte. Quarto, original illustrated boards, illustrated.
Price: $400.00 Item Number: 127182
London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd, 1932.
Signed limited edition. Octavo, original limp vellum, gilt titles and decoration to front cover, illustrated endpapers, top edge gilt, color frontispiece and three plates, illustrations in the text, all by Rackham. Signed by Arthur Rackham, one of 570 copies of which 550 were for sale, this is number 549. Near fine in the the rare original slipcase, bookplate.
Price: $600.00 Item Number: 117643
The Official Set of Copyright Cards of The Jungle Pictures by Stuart Tresilian from All the Mowgli Stories by Rudyard Kipling
The Official Set of Copyright Cards of The Jungle Pictures by Stuart Tresilian from All the Mowgli Stories by Rudyard Kipling.
London: Issued by The Boy Scouts Association, n.d..
Rare official collection of copyright illustration cards from Rudyard Kipling’s All the Mowgli Stories. Octavo, the envelope includes 8 full color illustrations cards. The cards are in near fine condition.
Price: $750.00 Item Number: 126993
"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
Rare original Maurice Sendak watercolor costume design for Arthur Yorinks’ 1993 play “So Sue Me”. One page, watercolor and ink on cardstock, Sendak has signed and annotated the design, “So, Sue me. Costume design M. Sendak Feb. 93.” In fine condition.
Price: $1,500.00 Item Number: 117308
Large print of beloved Peanuts character Snoopy napping on top of his dog house. Inscribed by Charles M. Schulz, “For George with best wishes – Charles M. Schulz.” In fine condition. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 17.5 inches by 15.75 inches.
Price: $1,600.00 Item Number: 117385
First edition of The New Yorker Album of Sports and Games; inscribed by Charles Addams with an original drawing of Pugsley Addams
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1958.
First edition of this compilation of over four hundred cartoons that original appeared in The New Yorker. Quarto, original half cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by the creator of the Addams Family, Charles Addams on the front free endpaper, “For Dave Cooper with best wishes for Father’s Day Chas Addams 1978.” Addams has also added an original drawing of Pugsley Addams. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Design and layout by Carmina Peppe.
Price: $1,750.00 Item Number: 127608
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
Original pen and ink and Wash Drawings by Walt Kelly. Four panel Pogo Strips from 1956. Each approximately 16.5 inches by 5 inches. Slightly toned, together in one matte. Each is signed on the image, each also inscribed below the image at right and one of these also signed by Walt Kelly. Matted and framed. The complete piece measures 19.5 inches by 24.5 inches.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 39011
Windmill & Dutton, 1967.
First edition of Addams’ adaptation of Mother Goose. Quarto, original pictorial wrappers, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author opposite the title page, “For Gert Cooper all best for Mother’s Day Chas Addams 1978.” Addams has added an original large drawing of Grandma Addams. In near fine condition.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 128084
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
"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
First Edition of Charles Schulz's Christmas Is Together-Time; Signed by Him with a large Drawing of Snoopy
San Francisco: Determined Productions, 1964.
First edition of this early work by the creator of Peanuts. Octavo, small quarto, illustrated. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, who has added a large sketch of Snoopy in a Santa hat, “For the Floripes- Charles M. Schulz.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Book design by Jim Young. Rare and desirable with a sketch of Snoopy.
Price: $3,800.00 Item Number: 120939
"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
"Christmas is the joy of giving, but getting is pretty good too": First Edition of Charles Schulz's Christmas Is Together-Time; Signed by Him with a large Drawing of Snoopy
San Francisco: Determined Productions, 1964.
First edition of this early work by the creator of Peanuts. Octavo, small quarto, illustrated. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, who has added a large sketch of Snoopy, “With every best wish- Charles M. Schulz.” Very good in a very good dust jacket. Book design by Jim Young. Rare and desirable with a sketch of Snoopy.
Price: $4,000.00 Item Number: 118007
Original Maurice Sendak pencil drawing on artist’s vellum. Signed and inscribed by Maurice Sendak to Arthur Yorinks: “Feb. 6-13, 1993. So Sue Me. To Arthur – with all my love! Maurice.” Pencil draft for the backdrop of the play “So, Sue Me” written and directed by Arthur Yorinks and performed at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. in 1993. The pencil draft appears in Tony Kushner’s “The Art of Maurice Sendak, 1980 to the Present”, along with with the final full-color illustration. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 16.75 inches by 15.5 inches.
Price: $4,800.00 Item Number: 27044
"This is quite an occasion. It isn't often that a Prince is born in the forest": First Big Golden Book edition of Walt Disney's Bambi; inscribed by Walt Disney
New York: Golden Press, 1949.
First Big Golden Book edition of Melvin Shaw’s storybook adaptation of the classic Walt Disney motion picture, Bambi. Quarto, original laminated pictorial boards, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by Walt Disney opposite the title page, “To John Michael With Best Wishes Walt Disney.” In very good condition. Scarce and desirable signed by Disney.
Price: $6,500.00 Item Number: 128435
"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