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Madrid: May 28, 1699.
Rare elaborately illuminated nobility diploma signed by King Charles II of Spain, appointing Don Martin Damian Mendizabal the title of Marquis of Torre Gines. Quarto, bound in full red contemporary velvet covered boards with two metal clasps, containing five illuminated leaves, two fully illuminated in color with the Royal coat of arms and portrait of King Charles II, text in Spanish. Signed by King Charles II, “Yo el Rey” and additionally signed by several Royal secretaries. Bound with a printed manuscript of the Oath of Fidelity to the King of Spain with Royal stamps dated 1701 and with two autograph letters laid in, the first dated September 17, 1701 and signed by Philip V, and the second addressed to the Marquis. Exceptionally rare.
Price: $12,500.00 Item Number: 107920
"Welcome Christmas. Bring your cheer, Cheer to all Whos, far and near”: FIRST EDITION OF DR. SEUSS'S HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS!; INSCRIBED BY HIM
New York: Random House, 1957.
First edition, first printing of one of the most celebrated and memorable Christmas stories with all issue points present: Cat in the Hat on back cover of book with 14 titles (up to now) listed on the rear flap and a list of 13 books printed at the end of the book. Dust jacket price reads 250/250. Presentation copy, inscribed by Dr. Seuss opposite the title page, “Merry Christmas to Lee, Wendy and Laurie from Dr. Seuss.” Thin quarto, original illustrated glossy paper boards, pictorial endpapers. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A very nice example, desirable signed and inscribed.
Price: $5,500.00 Item Number: 111343
"Wishing you safe travels on your journey through the woods": First Edition of Into the Woods; Signed by all Three Contributors; With a large drawing by Talbott
New York: Crown Publishers, 1989.
First edition of this classic work, basis for the Broadway musical and later film. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated throughout. Signed by all three contributors on the half-title page. Signed “Once upon a time…James Lapine.” Inscribed “For Anne- Stephen Sondheim.” Signed “I just love Sondheim’s Moos-sic! Bon Appetit! Hudson Talbott.” Talbott has added a large drawing of a cow. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. An exceptional example.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 104638
ROYAL CHRISTMAS CARD INSCRIBED BY PRINCESS DIANA; WITH AN ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH OF THE TWO YOUNG PRINCES WILLIAM AND HARRY
Royal 1992 Christmas card bearing two gilt royal seals to the front panel and an original black and white photograph of the young Princes William and Harry. Boldly inscribed by Diana, “To Jon Ali, love from the four of us, Diana.” In fine condition. The card measures 12 inches by 8 inches.
Price: $1,650.00 Item Number: 103875
"The Herdmans were absolutely the worst kids in the history of the world": First Edition of Barbara Robinson's The Best Christmas Pageant Ever; Inscribed by Her
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1972.
First edition of this Christmas classic. Octavo, original illustrated boards. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, “For you, Joan, Enjoy! Barbara Robinson June 5, 1991.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Judith Gwyn Brown.
Price: $1,500.00 Item Number: 108363
Boston: Little Brown and Company, 1972.
Early printing of “the bible of American cooking” (Time). Quarto, original cloth, illustrated. Boldly signed by the author on the front free endpaper, Good Cooking! James Beard.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of shelfwear. Illustrations by Earl Thollander. Jacket design by Elna Rapp. Jacket illustration by Mary Purcell.
Price: $650.00 Item Number: 104633
New York: Times Books, 1977.
First edition of the author’s classic work. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Christie, in Florence! Giuliano.” Near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket design by Patricia Dunbar.
Price: $600.00 Item Number: 104759
"When the shuttle lifts off, all of America will be reminded of the crucial roles teachers and education play in the life of our nation": First edition of the Teacher in Space Cookbook; inscribed by Teacher In Space National Finalists Bonnie Fakes and Robin Kline
Teacher in Space Cookbook: Compiled by the Teacher In Space National Finalists, the “Class of 51L”, United Space Shuttle Challenger Mission scheduled for launch, January 22, 1986 and other parties interested in Space Education.
Waseca, Minnesota: Walter's Publishing Company, 1986.
First edition Teacher in Space cookbook, issued prior to the January 28, 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger tragedy. Octavo, original wrappers spiral bound, frontispiece portrait of Sharon Christa McAuliffe, illustrated with color photographs. Inscribed on the verso of the front panel by editor Bonnie Fakes, “Bon Appetit! Bonnie Fakes” and Robin Kline, “My Love and Gratitude Robin Kline.” President Ronald Reagan announced his search for a “teacher passenger” for a shuttle mission on August 27, 1984. Of the thousands of teachers that applied, Bonnie Fakes was the official finalist from Tennessee and Kline the official finalist from Arizona. The spot was ulitimately rewarded to Sharon Christa McAuliffe of New Hampshire who died tragically in the 1986 Challenger disaster. Fakes put together the Teacher in Space cookbook in an effort to have all state finalists contribute a recipe in celebration of their achievement. The cookbook includes two recipes by McAuliffe in addition to recipes by First Lady Nancy Reagan, astronaut James Garn and Challenger Commander Dick Scobee. In fine condition. Scarce and desirable. OCLC locates only three other copies at LOC, Virginia Tech and Ohio State University. Uncommon signed.
Price: $450.00 Item Number: 103520
“When you expect the best, you release a magnetic force in your mind which by a law of attraction tends to bring the best to you": The Power of Positive Thinking; Signed by Norman Vincent Peale
New York: Prentice-Hall, 1956.
Early printing of Norman Vincent Peale’s enduring classic. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Norman Vincent Peale on the front free endpaper. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with a small closed tear to the front panel.
Price: $400.00 Item Number: 119662
"Driving Volkswagen with tired feet, returned from Black Buttes thru sad dust glories": First Edition of Ginsberg's Sad Dust Glories; Inscribed by him and with the subtitle amended in his had
Berkeley: The Workingman Press, 1975.
First edition of this collection of poems composed by Ginsberg in the summer of 1974 throughout the Midwest. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers. Signed and dated by Ginsberg on the title page, “Allen Ginsberg Jan 25 1980.” Ginsberg has also amended the subtitle toe read: Sad Dust Glories poems “written” during work “,” summer “1974” in “Sierra” woods. In fine condition.
Price: $275.00 Item Number: 104536