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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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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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“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. $16,000.

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SCARCE FIRST EDITION OF WHEN WE WERE VERY YOUNG, THE SAMUEL HEIMAN COPY, WITH MILNE’S PERSONAL SIGNED BOOKPLATE
AND FINE AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY ILLUSTRATOR ERNEST SHEPARD REGARDING ORIGINAL DRAWINGS FOR THE POOH BOOKS

MILNE, A. A. When We Were Very Young. London, 1924.

First edition, first issue, of Milne’s first children’s book-the scarcest of the “Pooh Quartet”—in original dust jacket, with autograph letter signed by illustrator Ernest H. Shepard regarding original drawings for When We Were Very Young and Winnie-the-Pooh, as well as Milne’s bookplate, signed by him, on the front pastedown. The copy of noted bibliophile Samuel Heiman. $15,000.

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PHILIP PULLMAN’S HIS DARK MATERIALS TRILOGY, FIRST EDITIONS SIGNED BY HIM IN ALL THREE VOLUMES

PULLMAN, Philip. His Dark Materials Trilogy. London, 1995, 1997, 2000. Together three volumes.

First editions of Pullman’s celebrated trilogy—including the very scarce first volume, Northern Lights—each volume signed by Pullman on the title page. $13,000.

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“IT WILL LIVE AS LONG AS AESOP’S FABLES”

HARRIS, Joel Chandler. Uncle Remus: His Songs and His Sayings. New York, 1881.

First edition, first state, of the first and most beloved Uncle Remus book by Harris, the one American writer of the Reconstruction who “has made the most permanent contribution,” with eight plates and numerous text illustrations by Church and Moser, in original bright gilt cloth. $8500.

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“MY OWN FAVORITE AMONGST MY LITTLE BOOKS”

POTTER, Beatrix. The Tailor of Gloucester. London, December, 1902. True first edition, one of only 500 privately printed copies, of Potter's second book, which she called "my own favorite amongst my little books," with frontispiece and 15 illustrations in color, three of which do not appear in the first trade edition of October, 1903. A wonderful association copy, with a gift inscription to Margaret Lane, Potter's first biographer, from Leslie Linder, who first decoded Potter's secret writing, written in both English and Potter's secret code. $8500.

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