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INSCRIBED BY OSCAR WILDE

WILDE, Oscar. The Happy Prince and Other Tales. London, 1888.

Rare first trade edition, one of 1000 copies printed, in original Japanese vellum pictorial boards, with three plates by illustrator Walter Crane, inscribed in the year of publication, “Edith Cones from her sincere friend the author. Oscar Wilde, June, 88.” A fine, exceptional copy. $35,000.

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“ONE OF THE MOST DURABLE WORKS IN AMERICAN LITERATURE”

TWAIN, Mark. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Hartford, 1876. Rare first American edition, first printing, first state, of one of the universally recognized masterpieces of American literature, Twain's irrepressible and unforgettable "true boy's book." $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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“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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“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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