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Uncommonly Good Books Found Here: December 2010

Five collectible children’s books sold by Biblio in December 2010.

Welcome to a new feature on Bibliology!

To help kick off the new year, is providing the proof to our claim of “Uncommonly Good Books Found Here” by featuring a monthly list of the most interesting books that our booksellers have put into the happy hands of collectors and readers alike!

Take a look at these nifty Collectible Children’s Books that we want to profile from our booksellers’ December 2010 sales:



Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator: The Further Adventures of Charlie Bucket and Willy Wonka, Chocolate-maker Extraordinary by Roald Dahl

New York: Alfred A. Knopf. (1972). First. First edition. Top edge a trifle soiled, still fine in fine dustwrapper.

Sold by:   Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA



The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis, Pauline Baynes (illustrator)

The Bodley Head, London 1956. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.  First Edition / First Printing. States First Published 1956 on the copyright page with no additional printings listed. In the original jacket priced at 9s 6d net at the front flap. Scarce in the original jacket.

Book Condition: Very Good, clean blue cloth boards with silver lettering at the spine, light spots at the page edges and endpages, spine lightly rolled, light shelf wear, illustrated throughout, clean pages with minor foxing spots.

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-, wrapped in a new clean removable mylar cover, original jacket priced at 9s 6d net at the front flap, shelf wear at the edges, light chipping, small tear at the front panel, foxing spots at the rear panel and at the flaps.

Sold by:   1st Editions and Antiquarian Books, ABA, IOBA



Peter & Wendy by J.M.Barrie, Signed and Dated by the author

Hodder And Stoughton, London [1911.],  Illustrated by F.D. Bedford. 11 plates plus frontispiece and title page totalling 13. First edition in original gilt decorated green cloth boards. Externally an excellent example presenting beautifully. The odd light bump consistent with age and a little nibbling to the tip of the spine else on the whole very clean for a 100 year old classic. The gilt tooling is also still quite bright. Internally the book presents well and again on the whole it very clean obviously well cherished over the years. There is the usual odd age dot to the odd page and the endpapers have the usual light foxing else internally this is an unusually bright and fresh example. All  the illustrations are present and attached remaining in excellent condition. As mentioned this is the true first edition as the rear of the title page has no date or printing details which are listed there on all later editions. Tightly bound presenting as a very good solid and clean example of this elusive classic.  To add to this the book has been clearly Signed and Dated by the Author in Black ink to the ffep.  A terrific example of an elusive signature in one of his most sought after titles.

Sold by:  1st Editions



The Prince and the Pauper, a Tale for Young People by Twain, Mark [PSUED Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910)

[2]+411+[5]pp with 192 illustrations. Octavo (8 1/2″ x 7″) First issue copyright page with Franklin Press; page 124 “estate” corrected; page 263 “do not” corrected and page 362 “reigned” corrected. (BAL 3402) (Blanck, 111) (McBride, 70) Later state of the 1st American edition.

Condition: Points and spine ends gently rubbed, front inner hinge cracked, gilt still brite, else a very good copy

Sold by: The Book Collector



Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer by May, Robert L

Montgomery Ward, 1939 Second Printing with four propellers on airplane. Terrific copy of the Montgomery Ward give-away that became a Christmas classic. Very clean with some toning. Cover has inch-long split as tail of spine fold, tiny tear adjacent to upper staple, and some light edgewear. Far better shape than usually found.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by Gillen, Denver. 4to – over 9¾” – 12″ tall.

Sold by: Read’Em Again Books

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1 Comment

  • Great list of childrens’ books, short enough, Amber, not to overwhelm, long
    enough to cover from Rudolph to Twain,
    and show that search for rummage sale
    classics may not be a hobby in vain!!

    Howard Romaine

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