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“YO-HO-HO, AND A BOTTLE OF RUM!”

STEVENSON, Robert Louis. Treasure Island. London, 1883. First edition, first issue of Stevenson's swashbuckling yarn of piracy, mutiny and courage, "the finest tale of maritime adventure that has been told since Defoe" (Prideaux, 28), an exceptionally lovely copy, far more beautiful than usually found. $27,000.

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“NOW, MY DEARS… DON’T GO INTO MR. MCGREGOR’S GARDEN”

POTTER, Beatrix. Tale of Peter Rabbit. London and New York, 1902.

First trade edition—among the earliest issues, with first-state text and earliest endpapers—of Potter’s first book, one of the most popular of not only her but also all children’s tales, with 30 charming color illustrations. $20,000.

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“RACKHAM’S ACKNOWLEDGED MASTERPIECE”

(RACKHAM, Arthur). Peter Pan Portfolio. London, 1912.

First edition, one of only 500 copies signed by the publisher and the engraver. The only suite of Rackham’s plates to be issued in an oversize portfolio format, with 12 beautiful folio color prints from Rackham’s Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens mounted on card and matted. $18,000.

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ONE OF ONLY 200 COPIES SIGNED BY BOTH MILNE AND SHEPARD

MILNE, A.A. Winnie-the-Pooh. New York, 1926.

Signed limited first American edition, number 30 of 200 large-paper copies signed by Milne and illustrator Ernest H. Shepard. A gorgeous showpiece for any collection of classic children's literature. $16,500.

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INSCRIBED BY SEUSS

SEUSS, Dr. The Cat in the Hat. New York, 1957. First edition of this rare and important children’s classic, “a turning point… in the career of Dr. Seuss… [and] in the reading habits of American children,” inscribed by the acclaimed author-illustrator with his characteristic flourish, “for ANDY, Dr. Seuss.” $16,500.

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WONDERFUL EXTREMELY LARGE ORIGINAL DRAWINGS OF LUCY AND CHARLIE BROWN, THE LATTER SIGNED BY CHARLES SCHULZ

SCHULZ, Charles M. Original sketches of Charlie Brown, signed, and Lucy. No place, no date.

Two oversized original drawings by Charles Schulz of Peanuts favorites Lucy and Charlie Brown, each rendered in black marker and the latter boldly signed by him. $16,000.

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“LET THE WILD RUMPUS START!”: FIRST EDITION OF WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE

SENDAK, Maurice. Where the Wild Things Are. New York, 1963.

First edition, in first-issue dust jacket, of one of the scarcest and most desirable books in modern children's literature. $15,000.

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“THE MOST PRAISED AND MOST CONDEMNED 19TH-CENTURY AMERICAN WORK OF FICTION”

TWAIN, Mark. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. New York, 1885. First edition, first issue, of “the most praised and most condemned 19th-century American work of fiction” (Legacies of Genius, 47), with 174 illustrations by Edward Kemble, one of approximately 500 copies bound in publisher’s three-quarter morocco binding. $12,000.

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INSCRIBED BY BEATRIX POTTER

POTTER, Beatrix. The Tale of Peter Rabbit. London and New York, 1939. Later edition of Potter’s first book, one of the most popular of all children’s tales, with charming color frontispiece and 26 illustrations, inscribed by her on the recto of the frontispiece, “Elizabeth Anne Byers, Sept. 7th 1939. ‘Many Happy Returns’! Beatrix Potter.” $9000.

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“CAPTURED THE HEARTS OF MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WORLDWIDE”

MILNE, A.A. Four Pooh Books. London, 1924-28. Four volumes.

First editions of A.A. Milne's charming "Pooh Quartet"—the volumes of verses and tales that immortalized Christopher Robin, Winnie-the-Pooh and their friends from the Hundred Acre Wood—enchantingly illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard, beautifully bound in pictorial morocco-gilt by Asprey. $8500.

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