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Before we can read, our young eyes take in the art and illustrations that accompany the tales that are read to us. From the classic Andrew Lang Fairy Books and Beatrix Potter to modern favorites like Maurice Sendak and Dr. Seuss, our professional booksellers have curated a collection of rare books, ephemera, and original art created by those famous illustrators of children's books that we know and love.

Eventyr fortalte for Børn. (1.-3. Hefte) + Eventyr fortalte for Børn. Ny Samling (1.-3. Hefte). 2 Bind. [I.e. Fairy Tales Told for Children. 6 issues, divided into two volumes - all that was issued]. - [INAUGURANTING THE FAIRY TALE-GENRE] by ANDERSEN, H.C. (HANS CHRISTIAN)

1837. Kjöbenhavn, 1837-1847. Bound in one nice contemporary half calf binding with blindstamped and gilt ornamentation to spine. Gilding vague, also the gilt title. Minor bumping to corners. Internally a bit of scattered brownspotting, but overall un…

From Herman H. J. Lynge & Son


The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

BAUM, L[yman] Frank.The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. With pictures by W. W. Denslow. Chicago: Geo. M. Hill, 1900. 8vo, 260pp. Light green cloth pictorially stamped in green and red. Pictorial fixed endpapers; 24 color plates and two-color illustrations on near…

From Books of Wonder


Where the Wild Things Are by SENDAK, Maurice

New York: Harper & Row, 1963. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. First edition with the publisher's price and the correct first issue code on the front flap. Cloth and papercovered illustrated boards. A bit of foxing to the boards, near fine in a modestly …

From Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA


The Wind in the Willows; with a frontespiece by Graham Robertson by Grahame, Kenneth

London: Methuen and Co, 1908. First Edition. Near fine/Near fine. Graham Robertson. 8vo. 7 1/2 x 4 3/4 in. (190 x 120 mm). pp. [1] + viii + 302 + i. Laid paper, deckle edges, t.e.g. With a captioned frontispieces, "And a River went out of Eden", on coat…

From Rob Zanger Rare Books LLC


Description d’un pavé en mosaïque découvert dans l’ancienne ville d’Italica, aujourd’hui le village de Santiponce, près de Séville. by LABORDE, Alexandre Louis-Joseph, comte de

Paris, P. Didot l'Aîné, 1802. Very large folio [680 x 510 mm] of (2) ll., 103 pp., 1 engraved frontispiece printed in colors and enhanced with watercolor and 22 out of pagination numbered plates, including 1 on double-page. Engravings in the text. Some …



A Wrinkle in Time by L'Engle, Madeleine

Rare first edition (UK) of the author's Newbery award-winning novel. The book is in beautiful condition with faint rubbing to the corners. The inside pages are neat and clean, save for some slight foxing; the dust wrapper was professionally deacidified. I…

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Tailor of Gloucester, The by POTTER, Beatrix

London: Frederick Warne and Co., 1903. First Published Edition In the Rare Original Printed Glassine Dust Jacket POTTER, Beatrix. The Tailor of Gloucester. London: Frederick Warne and Co., 1903. First published edition, first issue (printed October 19…

From David Brass Rare Books, Inc.


The Fairy Books: Blue, Red, Green, Yellow, Pink, Grey, Violet, Crimson, Brown, Orange, Olive and Lilac by Lang, Andrew [Editor]

London: Longmans, Green & Company, 1910. First Edition. Very Good. First edition. Andrew Lang's Color Fairy Books, complete in twelve volumes, all first impressions of the first edition: Blue (1889), Red (1890), Green (1892), Yellow (1894), Pink (1897),…

From Burnside Rare Books, ABAA



Louis Janet. Paris. ND. circa 1875. Third edition. Small 8vo. (5.9 x 4.4 inches). xvi, 157pp. Thirteen hand coloured illustrated plates (including extra title page) with movable pull tabs to change the image. An asterisk next to the text tells when the m…

From Paul Foster Books



All edges gilt. Wear to spine tips and corners of some volumes; age-toning and occasional foxing, heaviest on tissue guards.Complete series of six volumes, each one of 100 "Proof Impressions" printed for subscribers in the rare original deluxe issue. (Lat…

From Marilyn Braiterman Rare Books


Where the Wild Things Are by Sendak, Maurice

Harper & Row, 1963. Brown cloth spine over pictorial boards, 4-color endsheets, DJ design matching boards. Very interesting second issue, with LOC number on title page, Caldecott medal pasted, not printed, on and $3.50 price on jacket (code 40-80 / 11…

From citynightsbooks




New York and Cleveland: The World Publishing Company, 1969. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Oblong quarto, unpaginated; G; bound in publisher's original illustrated boards, white spine with black titling; mild wear and rubbing; Inscribed by Car…

From Second Story Books, ABAA



Frederick Warne and Co. London. 1902. FIRST TRADE EDITION. 16mo. (5.6 x 4.4 inches). First state of the text with "wept big tears" on page 51. Illustrated with colour frontis, line vignette of a bunny on the title page and 30 fine colour plates by the Au…

From Paul Foster Books


The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm by Brothers Grimm

[RACKHAM, Arthur]. The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Translated by Mrs. Edgar Lucas. London: Constable & Company, 1909. 4to, xvi 326pp. Velum pictorially stamped in gilt; t.e.g. 40 mounted color plates with tissue guard…

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