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"The future cannot blame the present, just as the present cannot blame the past. The hope is always here, always alive, but only your fierce caring can fan it into a fire to warm the world": First Editions of The Dark Is Rising Series; Each Volume Signed by Susan Cooper
The Dark is Rising Series: Over Sea, Under Stone; The Dark is Rising; Greenwitch; The Grey King; Silver on the Tree.
London: Jonathan Cape, 1965-1977.
First British editions and true firsts of each book in the Dark is Rising Sequence. Octavo, 5 volumes. Each copy is signed or inscribed by the author. Each are in excellent condition in the original dust jackets. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
Price: $9,500.00 Item Number: 1254
"AND FOR ALL I KNOW HE IS SITTING THERE STILL, UNDER HIS FAVORITE CORK TREE, SMELLING THE FLOWERS JUST QUIETLY" FIRST EDITION OF THIS BELOVED CHILDREN’S CLASSIC THE STORY OF FERDINAND
New York: The Viking Press, 1936.
First edition of Munro Leaf’s beloved children’s classic. Octavo, original half tan cloth, illustrated endpapers. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with the price of $1.00 on the front flap. Illustrated by Robert Lawson. An exceptional example.
Price: $8,800.00 Item Number: 116795
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1958.
First edition of this definitive work on the animation of Walt Disney. Quarto, original half cloth, pictorial endpapers. Boldly signed by Walt Disney opposite the title page and signed by 22 Disney staff, each on a page near the appropriate portrait. Among these are signatures by the “Nine Old Men”: Eric Larson, Ward Kimball, Milt Kahl, Frank Thomas, Les Clark, Marc Davis, Wolfgang Reitherman, John Lounsbery, and Ollie Johnston. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. A unique example.
Price: $8,500.00 Item Number: 120674
New York: Random House, 1950.
First edition of Dr. Seuss’s Caldecott Honor classic work. Quarto, original illustrated boards. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author opposite the title page who has drawn a large figure, “For Judy Merry Xmas Dr. Seuss.” In near fine condition.
Price: $8,200.00 Item Number: 109540
“I understand what you're saying, and your comments are valuable, but I'm gonna ignore your advice": First Edition of Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr. Fox; Signed by Him
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1970.
First edition of Dahl’s classic children’s work in the tradition of The Adventures of Peter Rabbit, this is a “garden tale” of farmer versus vermin, or vice versa. Octavo, original beige cloth. Boldly signed by Roald Dahl on the front free endpaper. Fine in a very good dust jacket with a light rubbing and wear. Illustrated by Donald Chaffin. Jacket design by Donna Lampell. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
Price: $7,800.00 Item Number: 100095
"I am Eloise. I am six. I live at the Plaza hotel": First Edition of Eloise; Signed by both Kay Thompson and Illustrator Hilary Knight
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1955.
First edition of the author’s first book. Slim quarto, original illustrated white cloth. Light toning, else near fine in a near fine first issue dust jacket with a small closed tear to the rear panel. Inscribed by the author, “For my dear Paul- from/ Eloise herself and The Author” and also signed by the illustrator, “and Hilary Knight in 2007.” A very sharp example, rare signed and inscribed by both Kay Thompson and Hilary Knight.
Price: $7,500.00 Item Number: 2795
"Time is a gift, given to you, given to give you the time you need, the time you need to have the time of your life": First Edition of The Phantom Tollbooth; Signed by both Norton Juster and Jules Feiffer
New York: Epstein & Carroll, 1961.
First edition of this modern classic. Octavo, original blue cloth, cartographic endpapers, illustrated by Jules Feiffer. Signed by both Norton Juster and illustrator, Jules Feiffer on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing. A superior example, rare and desirable signed by both Juster and Feiffer.
Price: $7,500.00 Item Number: 99638
"How doth the little crocodile improve its shining tail, and pour the waters of the Nile on every golden scale": First Edition of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures Under Ground; Inscribed By The Author to his Cousin May Knight
London: Macmillan and Co, 1886.
First edition of the original manuscript which was later expanded and published as Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Octavo, original scarlet cloth, elaborate gilt titles to the spine and front panel, gilt vignette to the rear panel, triple gilt ruled. All edges gilt, black endpapers, text printed in the author’s handwriting including thirty-seven illustrations in facsimile, advertisements at rear. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page to his cousin, “May Knight from the Author Jan. /87.” In very good condition with some toning to the spine. An excellent association.
Price: $7,500.00 Item Number: 88080
"... fortune holds some gifts in store for those who try": First Edition of Percy Fitzpatrick's Classic Work Jock of the Bushveld; Signed by Him
London: Longmans, Green and Company, 1907.
First edition, first issue with drawings of a dung beetle pushing his load with his front legs rather than his back on pages 65, 337 and 457. Octavo, original green cloth, gilt titles and tooling to the spine and front panel, illustrated throughout. Boldly signed by Percy Fitzpatrick on the title page. In excellent condition with the spine gilt bright and light rubbing to the extremities. Illustrated by E. Caldwell. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. First printings signed by Fitzpatrick are rare.
Price: $7,500.00 Item Number: 70082
"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
"This is not a fairy-tale. This is about real witches": First Edition of The Witches; Signed by Roald Dahl
London: Jonathan Cape, 1983.
First edition of Dahl’s Whitbread Award-winning children’s novel, illustrated by Quentin Blake. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Roald Dahl on the half-title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.
Price: $7,500.00 Item Number: 101467
“Those who don't believe in magic will never find it": First Edition of BFG; Signed by Roald Dahl and Illustrator Quentin Blake
London: Jonathan Cape, 1982.
First edition of this Dahl classic, which has sold over 20 million copies. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated by Quentin Blake. Boldly inscribed by the author on the front pastedown, “Nicola Love Roald Dahl.” Additionally inscribed by the illustrator Quentin Blake opposite Dahl’s inscription. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Uncommon signed by both Dahl and Blake.
Price: $7,500.00 Item Number: 109358
EXCEPTIONALLY RARE ORIGINAL DRAWING OF SNOOPY'S COMPANION WOODSTOCK; DRAWN AND SIGNED BY CHARLES M. SCHULZ
Exceptionally rare original drawing of beloved Peanuts character Woodstock in military attire. Drawn and signed by Charles Schulz , “For SPC 4 Britt Weise, best wishes – Schulz.” In near fine condition. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 16 inches by 14 inches. Original drawings of Woodstock are scarce.
Price: $7,500.00 Item Number: 119508
London: MacMillan and Co, 1887.
First trade edition of Lewis Carroll’s game, with scarce original card and several original markers. Octavo, original publisher’s red cloth. Association copy, inscribed by Lewis Carroll to his nephew, on the half-title in purple ink in the year of publication, “Bertram J. Collingwood with the Author’s love Mar. 87.” The volume contains the original envelope containing the playing board, with six of the nine rare counters. In very good condition with some rubbing to the extremities. Uncommon signed and inscribed.
Price: $7,200.00 Item Number: 26048
New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1934.
First American edition of this children’s classic. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated with 27 line cuts (13 full-page) and chapter tailpieces by Mary Shepard. Fine in a fine dust jacket without wear. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A superior example. Accompanied by a collection of two autograph letters entirely in the hand of P.L. Travers, one page of an original typed Mary Poppins manuscript corrected in Travers’ hand, and an original full-page newspaper article featuring an interview with Travers. Accompanied by an explanatory letter of provenance from the letters’ recipient which reads in part, “When I returned to New York in the early 40s, Pamela Travers whom I had met asked me to stay in her flat off Lexington Avenue and look after her adopted son Camillus. I did so and Pamela sometimes wrote me notes on the back of typewritten sheets of Mary Poppins with instructions, whilst she went to visit Montreal…She was a strange character but I liked her in spite of her sometimes peculiar ways.” The letters are in very good to near fine condition. A desirable collection.
Price: $7,200.00 Item Number: 99865
First Editions of Kay Thompson's Eloise, Eloise in Paris, Eloise At Christmastime, Eloise In Moscow and Eloise Takes A Bawth; Each Signed by Illustrator Hilary Knight
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1955-2002.
First editions of each of the five Eloise titles. Quarto, 5 volumes. Each are signed by the illustrator, Hilary Knight. Each are near fine in very good to near fine dust jackets. A brilliant set of this timeless classic.
Price: $6,500.00 Item Number: 5600
"Don't try to comprehend with your mind. Your minds are very limited. Use your intuition": Rare First Edition of Madeleine LEngle's A Wrinkle In Time
New York: Ariel Books, 1962.
First edition of L’Engle’s Newbery award-winning novel. Octavo, original half blue cloth. Near fine in a very good first issue dust jacket with some light rubbing to the crown of the spine. Without the Newbery Award winning seal to the front panel. Jacket design by Ellen Raskin. A nice example.
Price: $6,500.00 Item Number: 99336
First Edition of Eleanor Roosevelt's A Trip to Washington with Bobby and Betty; Inscribed by Her to her Grandson
New York: Dodge Publishing, 1935.
First edition of this early work by the First Lady. Octavo, original cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Bill from his loving grandmere who is also the author Eleanor Roosevelt Xmas 1935.” The recipient was Roosevelt’s grandson William Donner Roosevelt, son of Elliot Roosevelt and grandson of the author Eleanor Roosevelt. A Trip to Washington with Bobby and Betty is one of the more uncommon books by Roosevelt, and one that is not often found signed or inscribed, especially with such a nice association. In near fine condition. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
Price: $6,000.00 Item Number: 7296
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1973.
First edition of Goldman’s classic novel. Octavo, original gray cloth. Boldly signed by William Goldman in a contemporary hand on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing. Jacket design by Wendell Minor. An exceptional example.
Price: $6,000.00 Item Number: 120964
New York: Coward McCann, 1928.
First edition with Jersey City Printing Company on the copyright page. Oblong, original illustrated boards, illustrated throughout. Signed by Wanda Gag on the verso of the front free endpaper. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco box. Scarce and desirable signed.
Price: $5,500.00 Item Number: 2397