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“I AM ELOISE. I AM SIX” : UNIQUE ARCHIVE INCLUDING AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT DRAFTS FOR KAY THOMPSON’S CLASSIC, ELOISE

THOMPSON, Kay. WELLS, Robert. Eloise manuscript archive. New York, 1955-59.

Extraordinary archive collection of manuscripts and typescripts for Kay Thompson’s famous first Eloise book, with materials from the collection of Eloise songwriter Robert Wells. The extensive archive includes 26 pages in Thompson’s large distinctive hand and many other pages with her handwritten notes. The only known manuscript draft for Eloise, containing in Thompson’s hand the immortal lines, “I am Eloise. I am six.” $35,000.

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"TO PAULINE PAN, A GREAT PETER"

(RACKHAM, Arthur) BARRIE, J.M. Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens. London, 1906.

Signed limited first separate edition, number 128 of only 500 copies signed by Rackham, with 50 mounted color illustrations. A superb association copy, inscribed on the illustrated original endpaper by J.M. Barrie to Pauline Chase, who played Peter Pan in the original London production of the play, "To Pauline Pan, a great Peter, from a grateful JMB." $26,000.

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“WISHING YOU GOOD READING AND LOVE AND JOY ALWAYS!”

FARLEY, Walter. The Black Stallion. New York, 1941. Extremely rare first edition of the first novel in Farley’s beloved “Black Stallion” series, accompanied by an autograph presentation letter on Black Stallion stationery signed by the author: “For all our good friends attending the Special Education School in [Corpus] Christi [?], Texas—wishing you good reading and love and joy always! Walter Farley and The Black Stallion.” Exceedingly rare. $22,000.

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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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ONE OF ONLY 105 COPIES SIGNED BY MARGERY WILLIAMS BIANCO

(RACKHAM, Arthur) BIANCO, Margery Williams. Poor Cecco. New York, 1925.

Signed limited large-paper first edition, number 72 of only 105 copies signed by Margery Williams Bianco, of her enchanting toy adventure, with seven full-page mounted illustrations and numerous in-text line drawings by Rackham. $9500.

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“THE SUNSHINE OF PURE IMAGINATION”

PERRAULT, Charles (DESANDRE, Jules-Marie, illustrator). Les Contes de Perrault. Paris, circa 1855.

Very rare mid-19th-century French illustrated edition of "the basis for the modern canon of fairy tales," with engraved frontispiece and 11 engraved plates by Lefrancq after Desandré, numerous in-text wood-engraved vignettes, and wood-engraved borders on every page. This is copy number 5 of only ten copies on Vergé paper, with two states of the full-page engravings, one of each a mounted proof before letters on Chine. $8800.

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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 cloth-gilt. $8500.

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