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London: Macmillan, 1894-95.
First editions of both volumes of The Jungle Book. Octavo, two volumes, original blue cloth decorated and lettered in gilt, all edges gilt, engraved frontispiece with tissue guard present. Illustrated by J. L. Kipling, W.H. Drake and P. Frenzeny. In very good condition. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
Price: $4,000.00 Item Number: 120935
"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
London: Macmillan, 1894-95.
First edition, second printings of both volumes of The Jungle Book, finely bound in full morocco. Octavo, two volumes bound in full morocco by Atelier with gilt titles and tooling to the spines in six compartments within raised bands, triple gilt ruling and fleuron cornerpieces to the front and rear panels, gilt turn-ins and inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, illustrated with engravings by J. L. Kipling, W.H. Drake and P. Frenzeny including tissue-guarded frontispiece to Volume I. With the original cloth spines, front and rear panels bound in at the rear of each volume. In fine condition. An exceptional set of these classic children’s books.
Price: $1,750.00 Item Number: 110973
New York: Harper Collins Publishers, 2005.
First edition of Aldrin’s journey to the moon. Quarto, original illustrated boards, illustrated throughout. Boldly signed by both Buzz Aldrin and Wendell Minor on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $250.00 Item Number: 117534
First edition of Efua Sutherland's Playtime in Africa; from the library of American photographer Marie Cosindas
London: Brown Knight & Truscott Ltd, .
First British edition of Sutherland and Bell’s classic children’s photobook. Octavo, original pictorial boards, illustrated. From the library of American photographer Marie Cosindas with a gift inscription to her on the front free endpaper. Marie Considas became best known for her evocative still life and color portraits. She was one of the first photographers to incorporate color photography into her work, which distinguished her from other photographers in the 1960s and 1970s. In 1962, Ansel Adams recommended Cosindas to Polaroid for their artist trial of their new instant-developing color film. She was the fifth woman to have a show at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1966. In near fine condition.
Price: $150.00 Item Number: 95105
First edition of Rudyard Kipling's Toomai of the Elephants; with illustrations from the 1937 film Elephant Boy
London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1937.
First separate edition Kipling’s story of Toomai, a young elephant-handler, the basis for the 1937 film “Elephant Boy” starring Sabu Dastagir, India’s first child actor. Octavo, original boards, illustrated with photographs from the film by Mrs. F. H. Flaherty. Very good in the original dust jacket which is in good condition.
Price: $55.00 Item Number: 121393