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“CURIOUSER AND CURIOUSER!”

CARROLL, Lewis. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. WITH: Through the Looking-Glass. London, 1866, 1872. Two volumes. First editions of “the greatest of all English stories for children” (Muir, 139), a very desirable pairing in completely unrestored original cloth in excellent condition. $47,000.

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“THE ONE GREAT CHRISTMAS MYTH OF MODERN LITERATURE”

DICKENS, Charles. A Christmas Carol. London, 1843.

First edition, first issue, of this Christmas classic, with four hand-colored steel-engraved plates by John Leech, the only one of Dickens' first editions to contain hand-colored illustrations. $32,000.

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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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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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“MY OWN FAVORITE AMONGST MY LITTLE BOOKS”

POTTER, Beatrix. 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. Inscribed, “To Isabel Roget with love from Beatrix Potter, Christmas 1902.” $25,000.

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(KENNEDY, Jacqueline) BOUVIER, Jacqueline Lee. Collection of Eight Autograph Letters Signed. 1942-1944.

Splendid collection of eight autograph letters from a teenage Jackie Bouvier to her maternal grandfather, James T. Lee, each in its original mailed envelope, sent from her boarding schools and the Auchincloss estates. $21,000.

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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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“AMONG THE BEST EVER WRITTEN FOR CHILDREN”

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

First editions of 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 Shepard, in original dust jackets, signed on the title page of Now We Are Six by both Milne and Shepard. $19,500.

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