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Children's The Bookshop catalogue 2019

 

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  1. First American edition, early issue; small 4to; lithographed frontispiece by E.W. Kemble, photographic portrait of the bust of Twain by Karl Gerhardt, numerous illustrations in the text, with final blank, occasional light spotting or soiling (mostly in the margins); publisher's green pictorial cloth stamped in gold and black, slightly rubbed at extremities, preserved in a morocco-backed solander box by Asprey.

    £12,500
  2. First Dulac deluxe edition, number 367 of 750 copies signed by the artist; large 4to; 28 tipped-in colour plates by Edmund Dulac, captioned tissue-guards; publisher's vellum gilt, replacement ties, top edge gilt, a little rubbed, with a few a few marks but still very good and, save for some odd spots to a few extreme page edges, internally fine; viii, 250pp.

    £2,250
  3. Large format print reproducing pen & ink sketch, 475 x 675 mm; signed & dated by the artist; mild creasing to both top corners, not affecting image.

    £200
  4. First trade edition, first issue with date on title-page and a single-page endpaper repeated four times; 16mo; 27 full-page colour illustrations, title vignette and pictorial endpapers by the author; publisher's dark green boards with inset colour illustration, presented in later cloth solander box.

    £1,900
  5. First edition, first printing, signed presentation copy from the author; large 8vo (225 x 165 mm.); colour illustrations throughout by Dr Seuss, internally fine; publisher's pictorial boards, a fine copy.

    £875
  6. First editions, each with signed bookplate mounted on inside front cover, [presumed one of 25 or 26 such sets]; 13 vols, 8vo; publisher's bookplate mounted onto inside front cover of each volume, illustrations; publisher's pictorial wrappers, fine copies.

    £650
  7. Sixth edition; oblong folio (190 x 310 mm.); 6 double-page panels mounted onto 12 card sections, with the first & last forming the cover, joined into one continuous strip to form a panorama, the hand-coloured scene with rhyming couplets beneath, folded concertina style with cloth hinges, paper splitting along most hinges, cover hinges slightly splitting and ends a little worn, variable toning possibly from the glue, some spotting, front cover with hand-coloured pictorial paper label, minor edge wear but overall a very good.

    £780
  8. First edition in English, first issue with illustrator's name misprinted as 'C. Mazzanti'; 12mo; half-title and title printed in red & black, frontispiece (with tissue guard) and illustrations by Enrico Mazzanti, a few small marks to a couple of pages, contemporary gift inscription to half-title, overall internally very good, patterned endpapers; publisher's patterned cloth, slight toning to spine and top edge, very light small red stain to foot of lower cover near spine, but overall a good copy.

    £2,800
  9. First edition; oblong 4to; 32 full-page, colour illustrations, numerous sepia decorations within text; publisher's quarter cloth over colour-illustrated boards, near-contemporary ink ownership to front free endpaper, mild rubbing to extremities, some very mild age-creasing to paper covering boards, otherwise exceptionally clean and original, extremely scarce thus.

    £675
  10. First edition, first printing; 8vo, (21 x 19 cm); illustrated throughout with full-page and vignette colour lithographs by the Author, slight age-toning, otherwise fine; publisher's printed cloth, a couple of minor marks, slight rubbing to spine extremities, discreet bookseller's label to rear pastedown, pictorial dust-jacket, price-clipped, few small corner nicks not touching letters, clean split along front and spine panel fold but all considered a good copy.

    £700
 

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