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“A SAGA OF HARD PHYSICAL WORK IN CONFLICT WITH NATURAL FORCES”

KIPLING, Rudyard. Captains Courageous. London, 1897.

First English edition of Kipling’s richly detailed tale of American deep-sea fishing and faith in hard work, with frontispiece and 21 illustrations by I.W. Taber, signed by Kipling on the title page with his name crossed out and dated "1922" by Kipling on the last page of text. One of the few copies of this work signed by Kipling that we are aware of. $38,000.

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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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INSCRIBED BY MUNRO LEAF WITH AN ORIGINAL DRAWING OF FERDINAND THE BULL

LEAF, Munro. The Story of Ferdinand. New York, 1936.

Rare first edition of one of the most popular and enduring children's books ever written, inscribed by the author: "For Howard Stewart with all the best from Ferdinand and Munro Leaf," with an original drawing of Ferdinand also by Leaf. $26,000.

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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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“HE WAS A REAL RABBIT AT LAST…”

BIANCO, Margery Williams. Velveteen Rabbit. London, 1922.

First edition, English issue (simultaneous with the American issue) of this beloved children's classic, "one of the first modern picture books, a perfect combination of story and pictures" (Mahony, 234), with seven beautiful color chromolithographs (three double-page) by William Nicholson, this copy blind-stamped "Presentation Copy" on the title page. $20,500.

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SIGNED BY MAURICE SENDAK: AN ORIGINAL LARGE DRAWING OF MAX AND A WILD THING

SENDAK, Maurice. Original drawing signed. No place, no date.

Original large pencil drawing of Max, dressed in his monster suit, playing with the wild thing “Moishe” from Where the Wild Things Are, signed by Sendak. $18,500.

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"AND THAT WAS THE BEGINNING OF FAIRIES"

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

First trade edition of the Arthur Rackham-illustrated Peter Pan, with 50 mounted color illustrations. A superb presentation copy, inscribed on the half title by J.M. Barrie with a quote from the book: "When the first baby laughed for the first time, the laugh broke into a thousand pieces, and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies. J.M. Barrie." Splendidly bound in full exhibition morocco-gilt in the Arts & Crafts style by Sangorski & Sutcliffe with the original cloth bound in at the rear. $15,000.

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“A TURNING POINT IN HIS CAREER”

(RACKHAM, Arthur) IRVING, Washington. Rip Van Winkle. London, 1905.

Deluxe signed limited first edition, with 51 full-color mounted plates by Rackham, number 5 of only 250 copies signed by Rackham, one of the smallest limitations for a Rackham title and "the first book illustrated wholly by Rackham to be issued in a limited edition" (Riall). One of the most scarce and desirable Rackham titles. With a two-page autograph letter signed by Rackham regarding Rip Van Winkle laid in. $14,500.

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