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ELISABETH THE COW GHOST by Pène du Bois, William - 1936

by Pène du Bois, William

ELISABETH THE COW GHOST by Pène du Bois, William - 1936

ELISABETH THE COW GHOST

by Pène du Bois, William

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New York: Thomas Nelson, 1936. Fine in very good jacket.. First edition of Pène du Bois's notoriously scarce first book, about the ghost of a cow who is a little too sweet to scare people. Earliest version of this tale of the afterlife of the gentlest cow, sold to the publisher when du Bois was only 19 and a student at the Carnegie School of Technical Architecture; seizing the opportunity of this early success, he left school and never went back. In 1964, du Bois rewrote the text of this first edition and re-drew the illustrations for a new publication of the engagingly tragic tale; the exceedingly hard-to-find original shows starker scenes in black and white, with a haunting, floating Elisabeth the Cow the only subject in color: a fetching buttercup yellow. The Cow's trouble, familiar to many frustrated young children, lies in her inability to terrify a grown man; this is due to her gentle nature and frankly adorable physique, the former of which cannot be camouflaged by any fearful disguise. Almost impossible to find, this is an outstanding copy of a "neat, tight little book" filled with "pure storytelling" (Bader). 6'' x 6''. Original yellow cloth stamped in blue. In original unclipped ($.75) black and yellow pictorial dust jacket. Illustrated by Pène du Bois with yellow title page and 21 full-page images, a number with the cow ghost highlighted in yellow. 48 pages. Jacket slightly worn, with a couple closed tears and chipping to head of spine.
  • Bookseller Type Punch Matrix US (US)
  • Book Condition Used - Fine in very good jacket.
  • Quantity Available 1
  • Publisher Thomas Nelson
  • Place of Publication New York
  • Date Published 1936
  • Keywords 20th century,American,Picture Book
PUMPKIN MOONSHINE
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PUMPKIN MOONSHINE

by Tasha Tudor

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Used - Very Good in Very Good dust jacket
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First Edition
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Hardcover
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London New York Toronto:: Oxford University Press. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1938. First Edition. Hardcover. Color Illustrations; 32mo 4" - 5" tall; 4 ¾ x 4 in. [44]pp. Blue cloth with white polka dots, red lettered title and author within scalloped red frame on front cover. First Edition in scarce priced dust jacket [.75]. Color illustrations by Tudor. Spine tips and corners slightly rubbed, faint small spot on front cover, no owner’s name. Dustjacket price of $ .75 and rear flap blank. DJ spine panel moderately soiled, overall lightly toned, edges partly frayed, few small chips to ends of spine panel and lower edges of folds. Author’s first book. Hare P19. Unusually nice copy. First in the Calico series. Illustrated in color by the author; calligraphic text by Hilda . The adventures of Sylvie Ann, who sought out the largest pumpkin she could find for Halloween. Sylvie Ann was Tudor's real-life niece, who came from Scotland to visit her grandmother… Read More
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PUMPKIN MOONSHINE

by Tudor, Tasha

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Used - Near fine in near fine jacket.
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First edition
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London New York Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1938. First edition. Near fine in near fine jacket.. First printing of Tudor's first book, inscribed to her niece Sylvie Ann, the model and namesake of Sylvie Ann in the book, and accompanied by two letters describing the gift and receipt of the book by Tudor and Sylvie Ann's mother respectively. On the dedication page the printed text reads: "A wee story for a very sweet wee person." This is continued in Tudor's hand: "called Sylvie Ann, with just no end of love from her Aunt Tasha. This book was supposed to be your Christmas present for last year, but I couldn't send it 'till now as it had to be printed. 1938." In the printed "This Book Belongs To" box on the front pastedown, Sylvie Ann has written her name in childish script. The book is accompanied by two amazing letters: the first is a 2-page letter by Tudor to Sylvie Ann, that refers to PUMPKIN MOONSHINE as a gift for her. Dated Dec. 6, 1942, it reads: "Happy Birthday Dearest Sylvie!! I am… Read More
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The Pooh Books: WHEN WE WERE VERY YOUNG; WINNIE THE POOH; NOW WE ARE SIX; THE HOUSE AT POOH CORNER
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The Pooh Books: WHEN WE WERE VERY YOUNG; WINNIE THE POOH; NOW WE ARE SIX; THE HOUSE AT POOH CORNER

by Milne, A.A.; Shepard, Ernest H.

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Used - Overall fine in near-fine jackets.
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First editions
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London: Methuen, 1928. First editions. Overall fine in near-fine jackets.. Complete set of first editions of the Pooh Books, all in original dust jackets, with WHEN WE WERE VERY YOUNG signed by Milne and Shepard. In 1933 Compton Mackenzie described the publication of the first Pooh Book, WHEN WE WERE VERY YOUNG as marking "an epoch as positively as any children's book has ever marked one. It is not extravagant to surmise that a distant posterity may find in that volume of children's verse a key with which to unlock the present more easily than with any contemporary novel, poem, or play" (quoted in Thwaite). The series is an evocative reflection of English childhood in the 1920s, yet transcends the time and place of its making for each new generation to discover - and fall for. As the first book in the series, WHEN WE WERE VERY YOUNG is the most difficult to find signed, making this an especially desirable set. 4 volumes, 7.5'' x 5'' each. Original blue, green, red and pink cloths. In original color… Read More
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£21,926.70
Where the Wild Things Are

Where the Wild Things Are

by SENDAK, Maurice

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Used - Near Fine
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Very Good
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Hardcover
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(New York): Harper, 1963. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. First edition in first issue dustwrapper. Near fine with some light wear and toning to the outer edges of the boards in about very good dustwrapper with toning, sticker shadow on the front flap and moderate edgewear including small chips and tears. A relatively nice copy of one of most popular and influential children's book of the 20th Century. Hanrahan. *Works of Maurice Sendak 1947-1994* A58.
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Collection Of Original Manuscript Fairy Tales Including Original Illustrations
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Collection Of Original Manuscript Fairy Tales Including Original Illustrations

by Robinson, Susan; [W.T. Stead]; [Rosa C. Petherick]

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[London]: n.p.; [Stead's Publishing Company], 1911. Very good overall.. Original manuscripts and working drafts from a remarkable late-Victorian collaboration between two English women: a nearly-unknown writer of original children's fairy tales and a fanciful illustrator scarcely known outside her small local circle. Collected holograph manuscript notebooks and typescripts by Susan Robinson of Harrogate, Yorkshire: the majority were never published and they span two decades of creative productivity. The collection includes multiple revised drafts of some stories, accompanied by several original ink drawings credited to Sybil G. Petherick, a Suffolk artist and the illustrator of Robinson's one title definitively known to have been published (included here). Also included is a quantity of Robinson's sentimental and narrative verse, balanced by the exceedingly dry and self-aware "Tale of a would-be-Poet": "I never could be a Poet," remarks the narrator in an aside, "for only men can be that, women are… Read More
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£10,151.25
PUMPKIN MOONSHINE
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PUMPKIN MOONSHINE

by Tasha Tudor

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  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Very Good in Very Good dust jacket
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Quantity Available
1
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VINELAND, New Jersey, United States
Item Price
£1,989.65

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London New York Toronto:: Oxford University Press. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1938. First Edition. Hardcover. Color Illustrations; 32mo 4" - 5" tall; 4 ¾ x 4 in. [44]pp. Blue cloth with white polka dots, red lettered title and author within scalloped red frame on front cover. First Edition in scarce priced dust jacket [.75]. Color illustrations by Tudor. Spine tips and corners slightly rubbed, faint small spot on front cover, no owner’s name. Dustjacket price of $ .75 and rear flap blank. DJ spine panel moderately soiled, overall lightly toned, edges partly frayed, few small chips to ends of spine panel and lower edges of folds. Author’s first book. Hare P19. Unusually nice copy. First in the Calico series. Illustrated in color by the author; calligraphic text by Hilda . The adventures of Sylvie Ann, who sought out the largest pumpkin she could find for Halloween. Sylvie Ann was Tudor's real-life niece, who came from Scotland to visit her grandmother… Read More
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£1,989.65
PUMPKIN MOONSHINE
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PUMPKIN MOONSHINE

by Tudor, Tasha

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Used - Near fine in near fine jacket.
Edition
First edition
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Unknown
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Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
Item Price
£10,151.25

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London New York Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1938. First edition. Near fine in near fine jacket.. First printing of Tudor's first book, inscribed to her niece Sylvie Ann, the model and namesake of Sylvie Ann in the book, and accompanied by two letters describing the gift and receipt of the book by Tudor and Sylvie Ann's mother respectively. On the dedication page the printed text reads: "A wee story for a very sweet wee person." This is continued in Tudor's hand: "called Sylvie Ann, with just no end of love from her Aunt Tasha. This book was supposed to be your Christmas present for last year, but I couldn't send it 'till now as it had to be printed. 1938." In the printed "This Book Belongs To" box on the front pastedown, Sylvie Ann has written her name in childish script. The book is accompanied by two amazing letters: the first is a 2-page letter by Tudor to Sylvie Ann, that refers to PUMPKIN MOONSHINE as a gift for her. Dated Dec. 6, 1942, it reads: "Happy Birthday Dearest Sylvie!! I am… Read More
Item Price
£10,151.25
The Pooh Books: WHEN WE WERE VERY YOUNG; WINNIE THE POOH; NOW WE ARE SIX; THE HOUSE AT POOH CORNER
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The Pooh Books: WHEN WE WERE VERY YOUNG; WINNIE THE POOH; NOW WE ARE SIX; THE HOUSE AT POOH CORNER

by Milne, A.A.; Shepard, Ernest H.

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  • Signed
  • first
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Used - Overall fine in near-fine jackets.
Edition
First editions
Binding
Unknown
Quantity Available
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Seller
Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
Item Price
£21,926.70

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London: Methuen, 1928. First editions. Overall fine in near-fine jackets.. Complete set of first editions of the Pooh Books, all in original dust jackets, with WHEN WE WERE VERY YOUNG signed by Milne and Shepard. In 1933 Compton Mackenzie described the publication of the first Pooh Book, WHEN WE WERE VERY YOUNG as marking "an epoch as positively as any children's book has ever marked one. It is not extravagant to surmise that a distant posterity may find in that volume of children's verse a key with which to unlock the present more easily than with any contemporary novel, poem, or play" (quoted in Thwaite). The series is an evocative reflection of English childhood in the 1920s, yet transcends the time and place of its making for each new generation to discover - and fall for. As the first book in the series, WHEN WE WERE VERY YOUNG is the most difficult to find signed, making this an especially desirable set. 4 volumes, 7.5'' x 5'' each. Original blue, green, red and pink cloths. In original color… Read More
Item Price
£21,926.70
Where the Wild Things Are

Where the Wild Things Are

by SENDAK, Maurice

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  • near fine
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket Condition
Very Good
Binding
Hardcover
Quantity Available
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Seller
Gloucester City, New Jersey, United States
Item Price
£3,248.40

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(New York): Harper, 1963. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. First edition in first issue dustwrapper. Near fine with some light wear and toning to the outer edges of the boards in about very good dustwrapper with toning, sticker shadow on the front flap and moderate edgewear including small chips and tears. A relatively nice copy of one of most popular and influential children's book of the 20th Century. Hanrahan. *Works of Maurice Sendak 1947-1994* A58.
Item Price
£3,248.40
Collection Of Original Manuscript Fairy Tales Including Original Illustrations
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Collection Of Original Manuscript Fairy Tales Including Original Illustrations

by Robinson, Susan; [W.T. Stead]; [Rosa C. Petherick]

  • Used
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
Used - Very good overall.
Binding
Unknown
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
Item Price
£10,151.25

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Description:
[London]: n.p.; [Stead's Publishing Company], 1911. Very good overall.. Original manuscripts and working drafts from a remarkable late-Victorian collaboration between two English women: a nearly-unknown writer of original children's fairy tales and a fanciful illustrator scarcely known outside her small local circle. Collected holograph manuscript notebooks and typescripts by Susan Robinson of Harrogate, Yorkshire: the majority were never published and they span two decades of creative productivity. The collection includes multiple revised drafts of some stories, accompanied by several original ink drawings credited to Sybil G. Petherick, a Suffolk artist and the illustrator of Robinson's one title definitively known to have been published (included here). Also included is a quantity of Robinson's sentimental and narrative verse, balanced by the exceedingly dry and self-aware "Tale of a would-be-Poet": "I never could be a Poet," remarks the narrator in an aside, "for only men can be that, women are… Read More
Item Price
£10,151.25