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Winnie-the-Pooh by Milne, A. A

London: Methuen & Co. Ltd, 1926. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Near fine/Good. Ernest H. Shepherd. First edition, first printing. Illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard. Original bottle-green cloth, gilt spine titles, gilt border on the upper ...

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$3,000.00


Le Morte Darthur: The Birth, Life, and Acts of King Arthur, of His Noble Knights of the Round Table, Their Marvellous Enquests and Adventures, The Achieving of the San Greal and in the End Le Morte Darthur with the Dolorous Death and Departing out of this World of Them All. (Parts I-XII) by Malory, Sir Thomas, Bart. Aubrey Beardsley

London: J. M. Dent, 1893. First edition. Wraps. Near fine. Aubrey Beardelsy. Twelve original parts in green wrappers. Parts 1-8 and 10-12 are the "Superior Issue" of 300 copies on Dutch handmade paper (this set unnumbered). Part 9 is from the ...

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$12,500.00


Little Fur Family by Brown, Margaret Wise [Garth Williams, illus.]

NY: Harper & Brothers, 1946. First edition. Hardcover. Near fine. Garth WIlliams. First edition. 16mo., approximately 2.5 by 4 inches, not including the fur; the box is about 3½ by 5 inches. A charming small book in pictorial boards with col...

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$1,500.00


Black Beauty by Sewell, Anna

Boston: The American Humane Education Society, 1890. First US edition. Hardcover. Fine. 8vo. Buff colored boards printed in black. A fine copy with only a trace of wear. Housed in a custom morocco clamshell case with Beauty outlined in relief on the u...

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$2,000.00


The Miracles of Our Lord by Humphreys, Henry Noel

London: Longman & Co, 1848. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. 8vo. iv,(1),31,(2)pp. Thirty-two pages are chromolithographed by Humphreys, in addition there is a leaf of the illuminator' s remarks and one comprising an index of the miracles. B...

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$1,500.00


Dean & Son's Moveable Book of The Royal Punch & Judy as Played Before the Queen at Windsor Castle & The Crystal Palace by (Moveable)

London: Dean & Son, 11 Ludgate Hill, 1859. Poor. Stiff card wraps. 4to. Bound in thin card with covers printed in color. 16 pp., printed on one side only, with eight full page hand-colored illustrations showing Punch and Judy, et al., in the upper ...

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$4,000.00


Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs by Disney, Walt

Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing Company, 1938. First edition. Stapled wraps. Fine. Thin folio. Pictorial stapled wraps. 11pp on stiff paper. A Linen-Like book: the stiff wraps are embossed to give a linen-like effect. Printed in color throughout with ima...

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$250.00


The Prydain Cycle: The Book of Three; The Black Cauldron (Signed); The Castle of Llyr; Taran Wanderer; and The High King by Alexander, Lloyd

NY: Holt, Rinehart, Winston, 1968. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Near fine. First editions, first printings. Five volumes. The complete set of the Prydain Cycle. "The Book of Three" is near fine in the publisher's purple pap...

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$4,000.00


Mickey Mouse in King Arthur's Court by (Disney, Walt)

NY: Blue Ribbon Books, 1933. First edition. Fine. Hardcover/Near fine. Glazed pictorial boards printed in color. Pictorial endpapers in color. Four fabulous and detailed double-page pop-up scenes, plus full and partial page black & white illustratio...

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$2,500.00


Burmese Parabaik by (Burmese Tattoo Book)

Burma: n.p., 19th cent. Hardcover. Near fine. Parabaik, (accordion, or concertina-style) book. Four by six inches (closed) but 6 by 58 inches fully opened. Heavy handmade paper pasted to form 32 panels containing 8 double page paintings per side for a t...

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$1,500.00


Color Valentine by Outcault, R. F

New York: Raphael Tuck & Sons Co. Ltd, 1903. Very good. Single sheet printed on one side in colors by chromolithography, approximately 8¾ by 6¾, showing two gaily dressed children with the verse: "Honey how Your eyes do shine! Won...

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$100.00


Dance of the Hours from Walt Disney's Fantasia by Disney, Walt

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1940. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine/Very good. Thin 4to. (38)pp. Pictorial paper over boards, bright yellow cloth spine, decorated endpapers. Each page illustrated in either black & white or color wi...

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$500.00


The Unstrung Harp by Gorey, Edward

NY: Duell, Sloan and Pierce, 1953. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Near fine/Very good. Edward Gorey. Unpaginated. Printed paper boards. Illustrated throughout by Gorey with full page illustrations. Trace of wear to edges else a near fine cop...

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$300.00


The Epistle of Gildas, the Most Ancient British Author: Who Flourished in the Yeere of our Lord, 546. .. by Gildas

London: T. Cotes for William Cooke, 1638. First edition in English. Hardcover. Fine. 12mo. (134),327pp. Engraved frontispiece of Gildas by William Marshall. First edition in English, translated from the Latin by Thomas Habington. Early handwritten note...

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$5,000.00


Chronicles of Golden Friars by Le Fanu, J. S

London: Richard Bentley and Son, 1871. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. First edition. Three volumes. 12mo. Original sand-grain violet cloth, gilt titles. Line engraved title pages. Sheridan Le Fanu was unquestionably the Victorian master of ghost a...

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$15,000.00


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