One page, on stationery printed with an illustration of the Cat in the Hat. The content is a response to a request to sign books and to a question about the availability of prints. Signed as both Dr. Seuss and Theodore S. Geisel. With the original envelope, addressed in Geisel's... more
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Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1912.
Quarto. x, 60, (2)pp. First edition. One of 350 numbered copies. Illustrated with eight full-page color plates, protected with tissue guards, and twelve half-tone drawings by Milo Winter. This is the first book by Winter, who went on to illustrate popular editions of such works as Gulliver's Travels, Arabian Nights,... more
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(Denmark: c. 1800).
Octavo. (6)ff. Manuscript alphabet book in Danish with hand-colored illustrations throughout. Written in cursive script, the book opens with lowercase and capital-letter alphabets. These are followed by tables of small, precise, colored drawings of items beginning with each letter of the alphabet, accompanied by descriptions of the items. Other pages... more
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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1895.
Octavo. xiv, 136pp. First illustrated edition. Charles Robinson's first full book, this edition is illustrated throughout in black & white, including a frontispiece portrait of the author and over 100 drawings showing the influence of Walter Crane, Aubrey Beardsley, and others. Bound in forest green cloth with pictorial gilt to... more
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Neill, John R.
Chicago: Reilly & Britton, (1910).
Small quarto. 296pp., + 12ff. plates. First edition, first issue. Illustrated throughout in black & white by John R. Neill, with sixteen full-page color plates heightened with metallic emerald ink. In the introduction, Baum describes how he wrote this sixth installment in the Oz series by incorporating many of the... more
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London: Cassell & Company, Limited, (1928).
Quarto. 251pp., + 12 plates. One of 1,000 copies signed and numbered by the artist. Illustrated with twelve brightly-colored full-page plates by Dulac, protected by tissue guards. Bound in gilt-accented vellum-backed blue buckram. A near fine copy with some wear to extremities, especially spine ends, spotting and soiling to boards,... more
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Neill, John R.
Chicago: Reilly & Lee, (1932).
Small quarto. 281pp., + 12ff. plates. First edition. Illustrated throughout in black & white by John R. Neill, with twelve full-page color plates. In this continuation of L. Frank Baum's Oz stories, written by Ruth Plumly Thompson, a young boy proves that he is worthy to become Prince of Oz... more
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Stockholm: Albert Bonniers, 1906.
Oblong folio. (20)pp., + 24ff. plates. A portfolio of large, brightly-colored plates by the Swedish illustrator Carl Larsson. The plates depict life on a farm throughout the seasons, from plowing and sowing the fields to threshing wheat and milking cows. One illustration shows the artist himself painting and chatting with... more
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Dundee, London & Montreal: Valentine & Sons, (c. 1915).
Small quarto. (8)ff. A die-cut shaped book for children in the form of a large-eyed puppy wearing a big blue ribbon. Illustrated throughout by Louis Wain in black and red, depicting the misadventures of Tatters the puppy as he learns how to be a good dog. Wain was best known... more
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Paris: Michel Bertrand, (1946).
Quarto. (10)ff. A collection of wise, wry poems for children, brightly illustrated in bold red, blue, green, and yellow by Boucard Moinet. The illustrations depict scenes of children at play: spinning around on a carousel, sailing boats on a pond in the park, and waving at an airplane flying overhead.... more
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(Budapest): Sacelláry, 1921.
Quarto. (26)ff., + 22 plates. One of 500 numbered copies. A Hungarian ABC book with a poetical verse printed in red and black and a color illustration for each of the twenty-two letters in the Hungarian alphabet. The text is that of a fairy tale, and the brightly-colored illustrations reflect... more
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