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The Three Billy Goats.

by Dobias, Frank

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Published
1927
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$975.00

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New York: The Macmillan Co, 1927. First edition of Dobias' charming retelling of the classic Norwegian fairy tale. Small octavo, original illustrated boards, patterned endpapers. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Scarce. Austrian-born American illustrator Frank Dobias illustrated several successful children's books between the early 1920s and late 1940s. His illustrations for the Japanese version of Little Black Sambo… Read more
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$975.00
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Harry Potter and the Goblet Of Fire.

by ROWLING, J.K

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Published
2000
Item Price
$18,000.00

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London: Bloombsbury, 2000. First edition of the fourth book in Rowling's acclaimed Harry Potter series. Octavo, original illustrated boards. Association copy, inscribed by Rowling on the half-title page, "to Bryony, who really did discover Harry Potter J.K. Rowling." The recipient, Bryony Evens was one of the first people to read the beginning chapters of the first book in the… Read more
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$18,000.00
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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

by Rowling, J.K

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Published
1998
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$17,500.00

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London: Bloomsbury, 1998. First edition, first issue of the second novel in Rowling's Harry Potter series. Octavo, original illustrated boards. Association copy, inscribed by J.K. Rowling on the dedication page, "Susie and Emily (a female Fred & George) with best wishes J.K. Rowling." The recipients, redhead twins Susie and Emily, were family friends of Bryony Evens, whom they accompanied… Read more
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$17,500.00
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Dr. Seuss’s ABC.

by Seuss, Dr. [Theodor Geisel]

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Published
1963
Item Price
$400.00

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New York: Random House, 1963. First edition with all the first issue points present to both book and dust jacket. Octavo, original boards, illustrated throughout. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. A very sharp example. Dr. Seuss's alphabet book brings excitement and new pleasures to any child learning to read by teaching the sound of the letters and… Read more
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$400.00
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Light Metres.

by Lamport, Felicia. Drawings by Edward Gorey

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Published
1982
Item Price
$75.00

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New York: Everest House Publishers, 1982. First edition of the author and illustrator's third collaborative book of illustrated poems. Octavo, original boards. Signed by Edward Gorey on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Edward Gorey. In this, their third collaborative book of illustrated poems, poet Felicia Lamport and illustrator Edward Gorey join… Read more
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$75.00
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Smith of Wootton Major.

by Tolkien, J.R.R. Illustrations by Pauline Baynes

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Published
1967
Item Price
$250.00

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Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1967. First edition of Tolkien's classic fairy story. Small octavo, illustrated. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket photograph of Tolkien by Roger Hill. Originally titled The Great Cake, Tolkien originally intended Smith of Wootton Major to act as a preface to George MacDonald's famous fairy story, The Golden Key. The story soon grew into… Read more
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$250.00
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Mary Poppins.

by Travers, P.L

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Published
1962
Item Price
$500.00

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New York: Harcourt, Brace Jovanovich, Inc, 1962. Later printing of this children's classic. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers, illustrated by Mary Shepard. Boldly signed by P.L. Travers on the title page. In near fine condition. "The first Mary Poppins stories were written when [Travers] was recovering from an illness, and were told to two children of her acquaintance. Mary Poppins… Read more
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$500.00
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Winnie-the-Pooh. With Decorations by Ernest H. Shepard.

by Milne, A.A.; Decorations by Ernest H. Shephard

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Published
1926
Item Price
$6,000.00

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London: Methuen and Co, 1926. First edition of this children's classic. Octavo, gilt titles to the spine, elaborately decorated in gilt, top edge gilt, cartographic endpapers and line drawings by Ernest H. Shepard. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of shelfwear. An exceptional example. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh has been considered a classic of children's literature… Read more
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$6,000.00
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Mary Poppins.

by Travers, P.L

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Published
1997
Item Price
$2,000.00

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New York: Harcourt, Brace & Company, 1997. Signed limited edition of this children's classic, one of 100 numbered copies, this is number 98. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated by Mary Shepard. In fine condition. "The first Mary Poppins stories were written when [Travers] was recovering from an illness, and were told to two children of her acquaintance. Mary Poppins appeared… Read more
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$2,000.00
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Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There.

by Carroll, Lewis. [Dodgson, Charles Lutwidge]

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Published
1897
Item Price
$2,500.00

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London: MacMillan and Co., Limited, 1897. Finely bound example of the author's classic work. Octavo, elaborately bound in full crimson morocco by Bayntun with morocco spine labels lettered in gilt, elaborate gilt tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised gilt bands, gilt ruling to the panels, gilt turn-ins and inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt and… Read more
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$2,500.00
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Lovely Old Roly.

by Rosen, Michael. Illustrated by Priscilla Lamont

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Published
2002
Item Price
$175.00

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London: Frances Lincoln Limited, 2002. Early printing of Rosen's story about a beloved family cat, old Roly. Quarto, original illustrated boards, pictorial endpapers, illustrated by Priscilla Lamont. Signed and dated by the author opposite the title page, "Michael Rosen August 15 2006." In fine condition. English children's novelist and poet Michael Rosen authored 140 books throughout his career and… Read more
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$175.00
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Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings.

by Silverstein, Shel

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Published
1974
Item Price
$5,500.00

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New York: Harper & Row, 1974. First edition, early printing of the author's first collection of children's poetry. Small quarto, original brown cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, boldly inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Fred and Peggy With Love and Laughter Shel Silverstein." Fine in a near fine dust jacket. "The poems, ranging from serious to… Read more
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$5,500.00
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Inside Out & Back Again.

by Lai, Thanhha

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Published
2001
Item Price
$175.00

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New York: HarperCollins Children's Books, 2001. First edition of this moving book of verse detailing the story of a young Vietnamese girl who is forced to flee Vietnam before the fall of Saigon. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Zdenko Basie and Manuel Sumberac. Jacket photograph by Sloane Bosniak. "In this poignant,… Read more
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$175.00
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Madeline’s Rescue.

by Bemelmans, Ludwig

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Published
1957
Item Price
$975.00

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London: Andre Deutsch/Derek Verscholyle, 1957. First British edition, early printing of the second book in the Madeline series, which went on to win the Caldecott Medal. Thin quarto, original cloth, illustrated throughout. Boldly signed by Ludwig Bemelmans on the half-title page. In near fine condition. It took Ludwig Bemelmans years to think of Madeline's next adventure after the 1939… Read more
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$975.00
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Lady and the Tramp.

by Disney, Walt; Ward Greene

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Published
1953
Item Price
$12,500.00

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New York: Simon and Schuster, 1953. First edition of Lady and the Tramp, boldly signed across the title page by Walt Disney in his usual blue crayon. Octavo, original cloth, with charming illustrations by Joe G. Rinaldi. Foreword by Walt Disney. Fine in a very good dust jacket. Scarce and desirable signed by Walt Disney. Lady and the Tramp… Read more
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$12,500.00
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Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?

by Martin, Jr., Bill. Illustrated by Eric Carle

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Published
2003
Item Price
$125.00

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New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2003. First edition of the third companion book to Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, the book that began Eric Carle's career as an illustrator. Quarto, original illustrated boards, pictorial endpapers, illustrated by Eric Carle. Signed by Carle on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. The third companion… Read more
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$125.00
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Olivia.

by Falconer, Ian

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Published
2000
Item Price
$750.00

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New York: Atheneum Books, 2000. First edition of the author's first book. Quarto, original illustrated boards, illustrated throughout. Signed by the author on the title page, "From OLIVIA! and Ian Falconer." Fine in a fine dust jacket. "I was just entranced by her," Ian Falconer remarked about his amusing niece, Olivia. "I wanted to make a little present for… Read more
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$750.00
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Madeline In London.

by Bemelmans, Ludwig

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Published
1961
Item Price
$3,500.00

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New York: The Viking Press, 1961. First edition of the final book in the Madeline series published in Bemelmans lifetime. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated endpapers, illustrated throughout. Boldly signed by Ludwig Bemelmans on the half-title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light shelfwear. Rare and desirable signed. Madeline and her class, accompanied by Miss Clavel, journey… Read more
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$3,500.00
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I Was A Rat! …or The Scarlet Slippers.

by Pullman, Philip. Illustrated by Peter Bailey

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Published
1999
Item Price
$100.00

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London: Doubleday, 1999. First edition of Pullman's classic adventure story. Octavo, original illustrated boards, illustrated by Peter Bailey. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, "For Eileen - greetings! Philip Pullman." In fine condition. I Was A Rat! ...or The Scarlet Slippers tells the story of a little boy who appears at the front door of… Read more
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$100.00
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Madeline.

by Bemelmans, Ludwig

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Published
1939
Item Price
$9,800.00

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New York: Simon and Schuster, 1939. First edition with the 1939 date on the title page of the first book in the Madeline series. Thin folio, original illustrated boards, color illustrations throughout, illustrated endpapers. Signed and dated by the author who has added a drawing of Madeline opposite the title page, Ludwig Bemelmans Hollywood 1946." Near fine in a… Read more
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$9,800.00