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“THE BIBLE OF CHRISTMAS”

DICKENS, Charles. The Christmas Books. London, 1843-48. Together, five volumes.

First editions of all five of Charles Dickens' Christmas Books—chief among them a first issue of his immortal Christmas Carol, the veritable "Bible of Christmas"—illustrated with 63 engravings, four in color, by Leech, Maclise, Stanfield, Doyle and Landseer, all books in the original gilt-decorated cloth. A lovely set. $28,000.

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“’TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS…”: PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED BY CLEMENT MOORE, OF THE RARE FIRST COLLECTED EDITION OF HIS POEMS, FEATURING THE FIRST APPEARANCE IN A BOOK BY HIM OF “A VISIT FROM ST. NICHOLAS”

MOORE, Clement C. Poems. New York, 1844.

Rare first edition, presentation copy, of the volume containing the first appearance in a book by Moore of his immortal poem “A Visit from St. Nicholas(pages 124-27), inscribed by Moore on the half title, “Mr. Miller, from the author. Dec. 1849. $15,000.

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“CAPTURED THE HEARTS OF MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WORLDWIDE”

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

First editions of A.A. 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 H. Shepard, beautifully bound in pictorial morocco-gilt by Asprey. $8500.

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“A LIBRARY OF DIVINITY”: HANDSOMELY BOUND FIRST EDITION OF D’OYLY AND MANT’S POPULAR ILLUSTRATED STUDY BIBLE, WITH 64 ENGRAVED PLATES AND COPIOUS ANGLICAN NOTES

BIBLE. Holy Bible. Oxford, 1817. Three volumes.

Second edition of D’Oyly and Mant’s “valuable annotated Bible” (DNB), featuring the venerable King James text accompanied by extensive notes from the Church of England’s “most eminent writers,” splendidly illustrated with 64 engraved plates—many after the paintings of old masters and including nine fine engraved maps, two folding—and handsomely bound in full straight-grain morocco-gilt. $8500.

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“THE SAME RELIGIOUS FORCE AS THE BIBLE ITSELF”

CHAGALL, Marc. Illustrations for the Bible. New York, 1956.

Scarce first American edition, published the same year as the first Paris edition, of Chagall’s extraordinary illustrations for the Hebrew Bible, with 105 etchings reproduced in heliogravure, as well as 12 black-and-white and 16 color lithographs prepared by Chagall especially for the present work and printed by Mourlot Frères, in very scarce original dust jacket. $6500.

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"THE BEST OF ALL THE BOOKS ON WALES"

[PUGH, Edward]. Cambria Depicta. London, 1816.

First edition of this wonderfully illustrated tour of North Wales, written in "a lively and entertaining style," with 71 fine hand-colored aquatints. This copy richly extra-illustrated with the inclusion of 23 hand-colored aquatints from Compton's Northern Cambrian Mountains of 1820, for a total of 94 hand-colored aquatint plates. A handsomely bound copy. $6200.

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SPLENDIDLY BOUND OXFORD KING JAMES BIBLE, 1740,WITH CONTEMPORARY PRAYER BOOK, ILLUSTRATED WITH OVER 200 FINE ENGRAVINGS AFTER JOHN STURT

BIBLE. Holy Bible; Book of Common Prayer. London, 1740, 1744, 1739. Early 18th-century edition of the King James Bible, copiously illustrated with engraved frontispiece portrait of George II, 200 delicate copper-plates (four each on 50 interleaved sheets) re-engraved by John Cole after images created by master engraver John Sturt, and six folding maps, beautifully bound in contemporary full red morocco gilt. $6000.

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"TOUTE BELLE OEUVRE EST ÉCRITE À LA MAIN": WONDERFUL ORIGINAL DRAWING BY COCTEAU, WITH 22-LINE MANUSCRIPT ENTITLED "OXFORD"

COCTEAU, Jean. Original drawing and autograph manuscript. [Oxford], 1956.

Superb original Cocteau drawing of a face and 22-line manuscript on youth and art titled "Oxford," penned in June 1956 on Cocteau's visit to the University of Oxford where he was named doctor honoris causa. "Any good work is written by hand and the result of a long wait… The poet who agrees to continue the journey on foot to the end becomes a victim of Society…" $4800.

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FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST MICKEY MOUSE BOOK FOR A MASS AUDIENCE, 1931

DISNEY STUDIOS. Adventures of Mickey Mouse. Philadelphia, 1931. Beautiful first edition of only the second licensed Mickey Mouse book published—the first to be published for a national audience, and essentially the earliest obtainable Mickey Mouse title. $3200.

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INSCRIBED BY CHARLES M. SCHULZ WITH AN ORIGINAL DRAWING OF SNOOPY

SCHULZ, Charles M. Security Is a Thumb and a Blanket. San Francisco, 1963.

First edition, inscribed, "For Carolyn - Best wishes - Charles M. Schulz," with an original ink drawing of Snoopy. $3000.

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HANDSOMELY BOUND THREE-VOLUME ANGLICAN ANNOTATED FAMILY BIBLE, 1826, ILLUSTRATED WITH 55 ENGRAVED PLATES AND NINE ENGRAVED MAPS

BIBLE. The Holy Bible, According to the Authorized Version. Oxford, 1826. Three volumes. Three-volume, illustrated, 1826 Oxford Family Bible, profusely annotated by “the most eminent writers” of the Church of England, splendidly illustrated with numerous engraved plates, many after the paintings of old masters, and including several fine engraved maps, most handsomely bound. $2800.

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“SOME MAKE YOU FEEL LIKE YOU ARE FLOATING THROUGH TIME AND SPACE”

(DORÉ, Gustave) TENNYSON, Alfred. Enid. London, 1868.

First Doré-illustrated edition of Tennyson’s Enid, one of the four stories that made up his poetic treatment of the Arthurian legend, Idylls of the King, with nine rich, full-page steel engravings by Doré. Beautifully bound in full gilt-decorated red morocco. The copy of Lincoln Kirstein, co-founder of the New York City Ballet. $2500.

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“NO VIN ORDINAIRE”

DALÍ, Salvador. Dali: Wines of Gala. New York, 1978.

First edition in English of this extravagant, lavishly illustrated book of wines and famous vineyards created by Dalí in honor of his wife Gala. $800.

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“BACARDI, PLANTER’S, SINGAPORE SLING, GIN FIZZ, SEA BREEZE”

(COCKTAILS) EDWARDS, Bill. How to Mix Drinks. Philadelphia, 1936.

Early edition of Edward's guide to making all of the most popular drinks of the day, in publisher's original art deco binding and very scarce dust jacket. $600.

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"HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ALL AND TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT"

[MOORE, Clement C.] MILOCHE, Hilda and KANE, Wilma. Night Before Christmas. Racine, Wisconsin, 1947.

Colorfully illustrated edition of the cherished Yuletide poem, with bright full-color wrappers and full-color illustrations by Hilda Miloche and Wilma Kane on each page, a beautiful copy. $300.

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