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cover of In the Night Kitchen.

In the Night Kitchen.

by Sendak, Maurice

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Published
1970
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New York: Harper & Row Publishers, 1970. First edition edition of Sendak's classic work. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated throughout. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Sendak's homage to New York City and the movies of the 1930s, In the Night Kitchen "spins the reader through the surreal fantasy of a child's dream, like Alice into Wonderland or Dorothy… Read more
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cover of The Missing Piece.

The Missing Piece.

by Silverstein, Shel

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Published
1976
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New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1976. First edition, early printing of this classic work by Silverstein. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, warmly inscribed by the author on the half-title page, "For Mother of Nancy With Love Shel Silverstein" Silverstein has added a large drawing of the missing piece. Near fine in a fine price-clipped dust jacket, ownership… Read more
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cover of The Four Pooh Books: When We Were Very Young; Winnie-The-Pooh; Now We Are Six; The House At Pooh Corner.

The Four Pooh Books: When We Were Very Young; Winnie-The-Pooh; Now We Are Six; The House At Pooh Corner.

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

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Published
1924
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£1,809.50

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London: Methuen & Co., Ltd, 1924. Finely bound example of each work in Milne's wonderful Pooh quartet. Octavo, bound in full morocco by Bayntun Riviere, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, raised bands, gilt ruled to the front and rear boards, gilt onlay to the front panel, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Illustrated by Ernest Shepard.… Read more
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cover of George’s Marvelous Medicine.

George’s Marvelous Medicine.

by Dahl, Roald

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Published
1981
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1981. First edition of Dahl's classic short story. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated by Quentin Blake. Boldly signed by Roald Dahl on the front free endpaper. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. "The Marvelous Medicine of the title is in a fine tradition of mythical and fictional philtres and potions... This is… Read more
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cover of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

by Rowling, J.K

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Published
2003
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£3,290.00

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New York: Scholastic Press, 2003. First American edition of the fifth novel in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter Series. Octavo, original illustrated boards. Illustrated by Mary Grandpre. Boldly signed by J.K. Rowling on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket illustration by Mary GrandPre. Jacket design by Mary GrandPre and David Snyder. Rare and desirable signed. Harry… Read more
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cover of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory.

Charlie And The Chocolate Factory.

by Dahl, Roald

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Published
1964
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1964. First edition, first issue with the six line colophon on the last page in the first-issue dust jacket, without the ISBN number on the rear panel. Octavo, original cloth. Illustrated by Joseph Schindelman. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. A nice example.
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cover of The Story of Ferdinand.

The Story of Ferdinand.

by Leaf, Munro. Illustrated By Robert Lawson

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Published
1938
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£616.88

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New York: The Viking Press, 1938. Early printing of Munro Leaf's beloved children's classic. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated endpapers. Boldly signed by Munro Leaf on the title page. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Illustrated by Robert Lawson. "This is perhaps one of the finest 20th-century examples of the inspired wedding of a text and illustrations… Read more
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cover of The Outsiders.

The Outsiders.

by Hinton, S.E

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Published
1967
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£1,233.75

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New York: The Viking Press, 1967. First edition, second printing of the author's classic first book, published the same year. Octavo, original black cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in a contemporary hand, "To Mike Gates- Best wishes, Susie Hinton." Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Richard M. Powers.… Read more
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cover of Curious George.

Curious George.

by Rey, H.A

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Published
1941
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Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1941. First edition, early printing of the first book in the Curious George series. Quarto, original cloth, pictorial endpapers. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Uncommon in the original jacket. The Curious George books, about the inquiring young monkey who left his jungle home to live with the Man with Yellow Hat, were… Read more
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cover of The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

by Carle, Eric

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Published
1969
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£20,562.50

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Cleveland: World Publishing, 1969. "Eric Carle was one of the first illustrators intrigued with the idea of introducing natural science concepts to young children. The Very Hungry Caterpillar has remained in print for [over] 25 years, attesting to its popularity" (Silvey, 120). The Very Hungry Caterpillar was originally published in 1969 and has since sold over 30 million copies… Read more
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cover of The Hobbit: Deluxe Edition.

The Hobbit: Deluxe Edition.

by Tolkien, J.R.R

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Published
1976
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£801.94

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London: George Allen & Unwin, 1976. First deluxe edition of Tolkien's first novel. Octavo, original publisher's black pictorial cloth depicting illustrative vignette of Smaug to the front cover in gilt, silver and red, cartographic endpapers, frontispiece and 9 full-page uncolored illustrations after drawings by Tolkien. In near fine condition. "In enchanted Middle-earth, a small, comfort-loving Hobbit is awakened from… Read more
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cover of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

by Rowling, J.K

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Published
2003
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London: Bloomsbury, 2003. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, more than any of the four previous novels in the series, is a coming-of-age story. Harry faces the thorny transition into adulthood, when adult heroes are revealed to be fallible, and matters that seemed black-and-white suddenly come out in shades of gray. Gone is the wide-eyed innocent, the… Read more
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cover of Eloise: A Book for Precocious Grown Ups.

Eloise: A Book for Precocious Grown Ups.

by Thompson, Kay. Illustrated by Hilary Knight

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Published
1955
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£6,415.50

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New York: Simon & Schuster, 1955. American author, singer, and actress Kay Thompson began her career in the early 1930s as a choral director for radio and went on to become MGM Studios' top vocal arranger and coach to such stars as Judy Garland, Lena Horne, and Frank Sinatra. A resident of The Plaza Hotel in New York City,… Read more
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cover of Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There.

Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There.

by Carroll, Lewis. [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson]

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Published
1872
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£4,935.00

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London: MacMillan and Co, 1872. Octavo, two volumes, uniformly bound in full red morocco, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, raised bands, gilt ruled to the front and rear panels, all edges gilt, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers. In fine condition. Illustrated by John Tenniel, text illustrated. A stunning set. Alice's Adventures were "born on a golden afternoon" in… Read more
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cover of A Little Maid of Vermont.

A Little Maid of Vermont.

by Curtis, Alice Turner [Sylvia Plath]

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Published
1927
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£10,281.25

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Philadelphia: The Penn Publishing Company, 1927. American poet, novelist, and short-story writer Sylvia Plath with advancing the genre of confessional poetry and is best known for two of her published collections, The Colossus and Other Poems (1960) and Ariel (1965), as well as The Bell Jar, a semi-autobiographical novel published shortly before her death by suicide in 1963.
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cover of The Last Battle.

The Last Battle.

by Lewis, C.S

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Published
1956
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£1,645.00

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London: Geoffrey Bles, 1956. First edition of the last novel in Lewis' classic Narnia series. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Illustrated by Pauline Baynes. An exceptional example. The Last Battle is the seventh and final book in C. S. Lewis's classic fantasy series, which has been drawing readers of all ages into a… Read more
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cover of The Silver Chair.

The Silver Chair.

by Lewis, C.S

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Published
1953
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£9,047.50

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London: Geoffrey Bles, 1953. First edition of this classic work. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket, contemporary name to the half-title page. Illustrated by Pauline Baynes. An exceptional example, as this is the most difficult volume in the series to find in collectible condition.
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cover of The Annotated Phantom Tollbooth.

The Annotated Phantom Tollbooth.

by Juster, Norton; Illustrated by Jules Feiffer

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Published
2011
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£164.50

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2011. First edition of the annotated edition of this classic work. Quarto, original illustrated boards, illustrated throughout. Boldly signed by Jules Feiffer on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Annotations by Leonard S. Marcus. This book has been described by Naomi Lewis as ‘the best original modern book in the Carroll… Read more
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cover of Harry Potter and the Goblet Of Fire.

Harry Potter and the Goblet Of Fire.

by Rowling, J.K

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Published
2000
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New York: Arthur A. Levine Books, 2000. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is the pivotal fourth novel in the seven-part tale of Harry Potter’s training as a wizard and his coming of age. "I'm relieved to report that Potter 4 is every bit as good as Potters 1 through 3 . . . The fantasy writer' job… Read more
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cover of Fairy Tales

Fairy Tales

by Andersen, Hans Christian; Illustrated by Kay Nielsen

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Published
1924
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£2,878.75

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London: Hodder and Stoughton Limited, 1924. Signed limited edition de luxe of this wonderfully illustrated work by Kay Nielsen, number 77 of 500 examples. Quarto, original vellum, elaborate gilt titles and tooling to the spine and front panel, top edge gilt, including 12 tipped-in color plates, with tissue guards. Signed by Kay Nielsen on the limitation page. In near… Read more
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