East of the Sun and West of the Moon

"NIELSEN'S MOST SPECTACULAR AND CELEBRATED BOOK"

NIELSEN, Kay. East of the Sun and West of the Moon. London, 1914.

Signed limited first edition of this classic collection of Norwegian folk tales, illustrated with 25 superb mounted color plates and decorative in-text line cuts by famed artist Kay Nielsen, number 68 of only 500 copies numbered and signed by him. A scarce and magnificent masterpiece in excellent condition, with original silk ties present. $29,000.

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World Crisis

"ONE OF THE MOST BRILLIANT TREATISES ON WAR THAT HAS EVER BEEN WRITTEN"

CHURCHILL, Winston. The World Crisis. London, 1923-31. Six volumes.

First English editions of Churchill's important history of World War I. "Not only the best account of the most tremendous convulsion the world has ever seen, but one of the most brilliant treatises on war that has ever been written" (Spectator). $6000.

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Ascent of Everest. WITH: Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of Sir Edmund Hillary

SIGNED BY SIR EDMUND HILLARY AND TWO OTHER "EVERESTERS"

(HILLARY, Edmund, et al.) HUNT, John. The Ascent of Everest. WITH: Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of Sir Edmund Hillary. London, 1953. Together, two volumes.

First edition, with eight color photographic plates, 48 half-tone plates and a number of in-text illustrations after pen-and-ink sketches, signed on the front free endpaper by Sir Edmund Hillary and fellow Everest climbers George Band and George Lowe. Together with the printed program for Edmund Hillary's 2008 memorial service held at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle, additionally signed on the front cover by Everesters George Lowe, George Band, Mike Westmacott and Alfred Gregory—the last surviving members of the famed 1953 expedition at the time. $4500.

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Abraham Lincoln: The War Years

VERY SCARCE PRESENTATION COPY ADDITIONALLY INSCRIBED BY SANDBURG

(LINCOLN, Abraham) SANDBURG, Carl. Abraham Lincoln: The War Years. New York, 1939. Four volumes.

Scarce and desirable presentation copy of the deluxe signed limited first edition of Sandburg’s four-volume biography covering Lincoln's Civil War presidency, number 465 of only 525 large-paper sets numbered and signed by Sandburg, illustrated with 426 photographic halftones and 244 additional cuts of cartoons, letters, and documents, in the scarce original slipcase. This copy additionally inscribed at length by Sandburg on the front free endpaper of Volume I: "Meyer Kestnbaum, who knows people and human designs in the weaving and definitely will not get lost in this long and winding narrative by the herein-after signed—with affectionate regard. Carl Sandburg, Chicago, 1948." $4200.

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Night Before Christmas

SIGNED LIMITED EDITION OF RACKHAM’S THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

MOORE, Clement C. Night Before Christmas. London, 1931.

Signed limited first edition, number 52 of only 275 copies printed for England (out of a total edition of 550 copies), with four color plates and 17 in-text line cuts, signed by Arthur Rackham, in publisher's vellum. $4200.

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Poster inscribed ["Nutcracker"]

LOVELY SENDAK-ILLUSTRATED POSTER FROM THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET'S WORLD PREMIERE OF THE NUTCRACKER, 1983, INSCRIBED BY SENDAK FOR PRESENTATION

SENDAK, Maurice. Poster inscribed ["Nutcracker"]. Seattle, 1983.

Beautiful poster, illustrated by Maurice Sendak, advertising the Pacific Northwest Ballet's 1983 world premiere of the Nutcracker, featuring sets and costumes by Maurice Sendak, inscribed at the bottom of the image for presentation to a close friend and neighbor: "For Mike—with complete pleasure!—Maurice Sendak Jul '84." $2700.

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