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Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens

By: Barrie, James M. (Rackham, Arthur, Illus.)

Price: $1,500.00

Publisher: NY, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1908

Edition: First American Edition

Inv. # RW050910. Green cloth cover with illustration of Peter Pan riding a goat gold-stamped on front cover. Gold stamped title on front cover and spine. Fifty-one tipped-in color illustrations by Rackham, consisting of frontis plus 50 numbered illustrations. All tipped-in illustrations are mounted on thick brown paper at end of text, with titles of illustrations on tissue guards.; Color Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall View more info

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The Adventure of the Peerless Peer

By: Farmer, Phlip Jose

Price: $400.00

Publisher: Boulder, Colorado, Aspen Press, 1974

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inv. #4147B-26. First edition of this classic Sherlockian pastiche featuring Holmes and Lord Greystoke (aka Tarzan) battling German agent Von Bork (of "His Last Bow") in Africa in 1916. Farmer was the "American Agent for the Estates of Dr. Watson, Lord Greystoke, David Copperfield, Martin Eden, and Don Quixote." An exceptional copy of this important book that will appeal to collectors of Sherlockiana, Tarzaniana, Farmer, and Science Fiction.; Small 8vo... View more info

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By: Faulkner, William

Price: $2,250.00

Publisher: Milwaukee, Casanova Press, 1932

Edition: First Edition

Inv. #1023D. One of 525 numbered copies. Includes "Ultimately," a poem by Ernest Hemingway, on the back outside cover. Illustrated with a frontispiece photograph of Faulkner. These short pieces, with one exception, first appeared in the Double Dealer Magazine.Fine in publisher's original tan thick paper wrappers, title printed in red and black on front cover. Publisher's slipcase slightly worn.; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall View more info

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The Diary of a Young Girl (Het Achterhuis)

By: Frank, Anne (Goldyne, Joseph Illus.)

Price: $3,000.00

Publisher: West Hatfield, MA, Pennyroyal Press, 1985

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

#JS-MA. Limited edition. This is #76 of 350 copies. An exquisite edition of Anne Frank's moving diary, bound in full grey Morocco leather, with title ("Het Achterhuis") blindstamped on front and on spine. Published in 1985 by the Pennyroyal Press with Jewish Heritage Publishing. Contains 10 plates by Joseph Goldyne, each with tissue guard. The plates are in several media, including hardground etching, softground etching, aquatint, and dry-point. The text f... View more info

The Old Man and the Sea

By: Hemingway, Ernest

Price: $2,500.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952

Edition: First US Edition; First Printing

Inv. #1226J. First Edition, first printing with an "A" on the copyright. Bound in 3/4 maroon morocco over marbled boards. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 139 pages; Five bands on spine with title and elaborate decorations in gilt. View more info

The Diary of a Lady's Maid Translated from the French

By: Mirbeau, Octave

Price: $650.00

Publisher: Paris, Charles Carrington, 1903

Edition: First Edition

Inv. #1086. Classic erotica. Full leather binding. Six dentelles, elaborate decoration on the title & spine. 12 illustrations by Mas. From the Biblioteca Curiosa.; 8vo View more info

The Raven

By: Poe, Edgar Allan

Price: $2,000.00

Publisher: NY, Harper & Bros., 1884

Edition: First Edition

#1285. Grey cloth with large Dore illustration on cover. Twenty-six large steel engravings by Dore, with tissue guards.; Steel engraving; Folio 13" - 23" tall View more info

The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle

By: Potter, Beatrix

Price: $750.00

Publisher: NY, Frederick Warne & Co., 1905

Edition: First Edition

Inv. #1265C. Published in London & New York, 1905. Brown cover with illustrated paste-down of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle on front cover. 85 pages, 25 illustrations. Professional restoration of spine. Excellent text and binding . ; 24mo 5" - 6" tall View more info

The Tale of Pigling Bland

By: Potter, Beatrix

Price: $850.00

Publisher: London & NY, Frederick Warne & Co., 1913

Edition: First Edition

Inv. #P-040716. Published in London & N.Y. in 1913. 93 pages, 15 color illustrations with black and white vignettes in the text. Purple/maroon boards with pictoral paste-down of Pigling Bland on the front cover. Vestiges of previous owner's signature on title page. Professional restoration of rear endpaper and to the top of the spine. A small mark on the rear board. Text perfect. ; 24mo 5" - 6" tall View more info

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Emblems, Divine and Moral

By: Quarles, Francis

Price: $450.00

Publisher: London, John Bennet, 1839

Inv. #1289B. 1 volume. 3/4 brown leather over marbled boards. Marbled endpapers. "Emblems, Divine and Moral, by Francis Quarles. New Edition. Carefully revised and corrected, with recommendatory prefaces, by Rev. Augustus Toplady, and the Rev. John Ryland. Complete in one volume, with 80 engravings." We found the following description of Quarles on-line: "Quarles (1593-1644) was chronologer to the City of London and secretary to Archbishop Usher in Ireland. He is ... View more info

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The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes

By: Queen, Ellery (ed.)

Price: $450.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown & Co., 1944

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inv. #4147B. First edition, first state of this rare classic collection of Sherlockian parodies and pastiches edited by Ellery Queen (aka Frederick Dannay and Manfred B. Lee). Authors include Queen, Mark Twain, O. Henry, Bret Harte, Vincent Starrett, and others. This collection was suppressed by the Doyle estate soon after publication.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; xxiii, 363 pages View more info


By: Sendak, Maurice (Illus.)

Price: $300.00

Publisher: NY, Frank Hallman, 1974

Edition: Limited/Numbered Edition

Inv. #1452F. Grey-Blue softcover. No. 20 of 326 copies. "Fortunia. A Tale by Mme. D'Aulnoy, Translated and adapted by Richard Schaubeck. Pictures by Maurice Sendak." Published in an edition of 326 copies -- 26 (lettered A-Z) of which were reserved for the artist, translator, and publisher -- designed by Ronald Gordon & printed at the Meridian Gravure Company. All copies signed by the artist and the translator. ; B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10&#... View more info

Tangles and Curls

By: Waugh, Ida

Price: $375.00

Publisher: NY, Worthington Company, 1888

Edition: First Edition

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The Happy Prince

By: Wilde, Oscar

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Aldus Printers, 1947

Edition: First Edition

Inv. # W-018. Light grey cloth with title on front cover. "A Story for Christmastime Reading which has been Privately Printed in New York, 1947." "A limited number of this Christmas edition was printed by the Aldus Printers for the friends of Mr. and Mrs. Hunt T. Dickinson, Christmas 1947.) ; 8vo View more info

The Green Helmet and Other Poems

By: Yeats, William Butler

Price: $3,000.00

Publisher: Dundrum, Ireland, Cuala Press, 1910

Edition: First Edition

Inv. #1023C. One of 400 copies of the original Irish first edition of this work by one of Ireland's, and the world's, finest poets. Includes original loose erratum sheet. This Irish edition is extremely rare, and an exceptional find in this condition. We have been unable to find another copy of the work listed for sale in the United States, but have just found one other copy in an English bookseller's catalog. ; 8vo; 33 pages View more info