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ARTHUR RACKHAM ~ LARGE ORIGINAL SIGNED FINAL PUBLISHED DRAWING "CANDLELIGHT"

ARTHUR RACKHAM ~ LARGE ORIGINAL SIGNED FINAL PUBLISHED DRAWING “CANDLELIGHT”

ARTHUR RACKHAM ARTHUR RACKHAM ORIGINAL SIGNED PUBLISHED FINAL PEN AND INK DRAWING "CANDLELIGHT" Arthur Rackham Superb Signed Final Published Detailed Pen and Ink Drawing, from ?Candlelight?, Cassell?s Magazine interior illustration This stunning final published drawing by Arthur Rackham is rendered in vibrant pen and ink with goache highlights. Signed by Arthur Rackham with his full name lower left ?Arthur Rackham?. Sheet is tabbed to mount; light discoloration along right edge with vestiges of old tape at lower right edge; Sheet size 7? x 11.25?, matted with green suede-like mat to a completed size of 18.5 x 13.5 inches. Not framed. A superb depiction of an older balding man with hair in disarray, wearing his night clothes, walking barefoot- and holding a lite candle. He appears thoroughly surprised by a visit by a stern gent with a top hat. Arthur Rackham?s artistic skills shine with the most incredible use of pen and ink to make the floor, the mans clothes and the wall literally blend together with sweeping ink lines creating a unique effect. The entire scene is reminiscent of something one would see from Rackham?s Christmas Carol drawings, however this one has the original label from the The Fine Arts Society Gallery in London, (148 New Bond Street), with the story called ?Candlelight?, and the note that it was in Cassell?s Magazine. The date of the exhibition (or perhaps it was in a show) of ?September 1965?. The New Bond Street, London gallery closed its doors in August 2018 after being occupied by The Fine Art Society since February 1876, nearly 140 years, and was placed in a temporary location in Chelsea. The Fine Arts Society specialized in 19th and 20th century British art and design. A large, bold, and vibrant piece with an incredible presentation! Provenance: The art was acquired via the premier collectibles Auction house in the United States who vetted the piece, and the artwork still maintains the original historic gallery label from The Fine Arts Society Gallery in London. A copy of the invoice and lot description will accompany the artwork for provenance. Rackham?s pieces were known for their luxurious use of color and keen attention to detail. His styles ranged easily from vivid, bright splashes of color to more muted, subtle tones. He became a member of the Royal Watercolour Society and mastered the watercolor method of painting, seen in many of his works. Many of the books Rackham illustrated include both his black and white, and color plates. Much of Rackham?s work depicts gnomes, fairies, goblins or other creatures from mythology, folklore or fable. Whether illustrating whimsical books for children or darker matter for adults, Rackham?s imaginative, brilliant illustration style was highly sought after and enhanced any text it accompanied. Rackham died in 1939, and now, more than 70 years after his death, his work is collectible and beloved. Original published artwork by Arthur Rackham is extremely scarce. A very stunning piece which showcases very well. ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please see our ABE store for other rare original illustration artwork.
ARTHUR RACKHAM~ SNICKERTY NICK & THE GIANT~ORIGINAL PEN AND INK DRAWING

ARTHUR RACKHAM~ SNICKERTY NICK & THE GIANT~ORIGINAL PEN AND INK DRAWING

ARTHUR RACKHAM ARTHUR RACKHAM ORIGINAL SIGNED PEN AND INK DRAWING FOR "SNICKERTY NICK AND THE GIANT" FINAL ALTERNATE TITLE PAGE DRAWING BY ARTHUR RACKHAM Framed Charming Detailed Pen and Ink Drawing by Arthur Rackham, alternate Title page from the book ?Snickerty Nick and The Giant? This stunning drawing by Arthur Rackham depicts a proposed title page for the book, ?Snickerty Nick and The Giant?, and depicts ?The Giant?, ?Snickerty Nick?, with the author and illustrator credits and title. A superb, large and vibrant drawing rendered in Rackhams classic style. Faint publisher notes in pencil and ink (most of which are matted out however an image before matting appears in this listing. Rackham SIGNED the piece on the verso along the top edge and included his address of ?No. 15, Arthur Rackham, 16 Chalcot Gardens, N.W.3, London, England.?. The art by sight is 9.75? x 6.5?, and is presented newly matted, framed and glazed using all archival materials to a completed size of 18.5? x 15.5? with a cut out on the back of the frame to display the signature. A fantastic original large piece by Rackham, heavily detailed in his wonderful style. Signed by Rackham with his full address on the verso. Provenance: The art was acquired via Sotheby?s, London, and a copy of the invoice will accompany the artwork for provenance. Rackham?s pieces were known for their luxurious use of color and keen attention to detail. His styles ranged easily from vivid, bright splashes of color to more muted, subtle tones. He became a member of the Royal Watercolour Society and mastered the watercolor method of painting, seen in many of his works. Many of the books Rackham illustrated include both his black and white, and color plates. Much of Rackham?s work depicts gnomes, fairies, goblins or other creatures from mythology, folklore or fable. Whether illustrating whimsical books for children or darker matter for adults, Rackham?s imaginative, brilliant illustration style was highly sought after and enhanced any text it accompanied. Rackham died in 1939, and now, more than 70 years after his death, his work is highly collectible with small watercolors selling in the $40,000 range!! Framed size of 18.5? x 15.5? Original final inks such as this alternate title page by Arthur Rackham is extremely scarce. A very stunning piece and showcases very well. Perfect for the Rackham collector. ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please see our ABE store for other original illustration art. NOTE: International shipping will have the art deframed and shipping in the mat only
THE HOBBIT

THE HOBBIT

J.R.R. TOLKIEN First Edition, First printing, Second State An usually clean vibrant copy of the FIRST printing, in the second state dated 1938 to the title page with the sitting elf playing the flute. (First Printing in the first state have a bowing elf). Unrestored and in lovely clean, crisp bright condition. The oatmeal cloth boards are have only a few spots, and are otherwise bright. The end papers and internal pages are in perfect condition. True First US printing in internal crisp clean condition. The unrestored book still maintains bright cloth that is NOT age toned or faded, and only has a few spots. The book has sharp corners with a tight and square binding. Slight corner and spine tip wear. The internal pages are clean, and bright with no owner names, no bookplates, no bookstore stamps and no inscriptions. The internal pages are clean, bright and flat with no stains, no marks, no foxing, no writing, and no bent pages. Very clean, crisp book, appearing as unread. This copy has the sitting elf playing the flute on the title page which makes this book a True edition, First printing in the second state. This is the only copy on the market at this time, with the other first printings in the first state priced at $10,000 and up, and even then with issues and foxing. A clean example and delightful to read. Accompanied by a facsimile dust jacket which both protects the book in addition to enhancing its shelf appeal. A very handsome example of this scarce extremely scarce first printing title in beautiful clean collectible condition. ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please see our ABE store for other rare Fantasy and SciFi books
The Mysterious Island Trilogy (Dropped From The Clouds

The Mysterious Island Trilogy (Dropped From The Clouds, Abandoned, The Secret Of The Island)

JULES VERNE Scribner, Armstrong & Co. New York, 1875 Scribner, Armstrong & Co. New York, 1875 Scribner, Armstrong & Co. New York, 1876 First Edition, First printings of the three books which when combined create THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND Trilogy by Jules Verne. Scarce complete set of unrestored First Edition, First printings of the three books which when combined create THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND Trilogy by Jules Verne. A stunning set in vibrant cloth and clean, crisp pages. Please note the US editions preceded the UK editions and are considered more collectible Dropped From The Clouds, 1875: The book is in beautiful unrestored condition with crisp, clean beveled green cloth boards with an bright unfaded gilt scene to the front and gilt motiffs to spine. The book has sharp corners with no edgewear. Perfect original end papers with no owner names, no bookplates and no inscriptions. The interior pages are clean withOUT the typical stains and foxing. Instead this is a very clean, crisp book with but two pages with margin discolorations, otherwise no handling marks, no stains, no writing, no bent pages and no foxing. The binding is tight and square. Abandoned, 1875: The book is in beautiful unrestored condition with vibrant green cloth with crisp, clean beveled boards with a bright gilt scene to the front and gilt motiffs to spine. The book has sharp corners with no edgwear. Perfect original end papers with no owner names, no bookplates and no inscriptions. Very crisp and clean internally withOUT the typical stains and foxing. Instead this is a very clean, crisp copy with no handling marks, no stains, no writing, no bent pages, no handling marks and no foxing. The binding is tight and square. The Secret Of The Island, 1876: The book is in beautiful unrestored condition with crisp, clean beveled terra cotta cloth boards with a bright unfaded gilt scene to the front and gilt motiffs to spine. The book has sharp corners with no edgewear, and no rubbing. Perfect original end papers with no owner names, no bookplates and no inscriptions, but the second blank page has a period inscription dated 1876, from the year the book was published. Very crisp and clean internally withOUT the typical stains and foxing. Instead this is a very clean, crisp copy with no handling marks, no stains, no writing, no bent pages, no handling marks and no foxing. The binding is tight and square. A very handsome set of these three books in scarce unrestored highly collectible condition. Examples of this important set of books with stunning gilt and withOUT the excessive staining or excessive wear and broken bindings as is typically found with Verne books are extremely difficult to locate. Presents extremely well on the shelf! ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please see our ABE store for other SciFi listings.
Framed Superb Max Drawing Rendered in Ink Wash and Felt Tip

Framed Superb Max Drawing Rendered in Ink Wash and Felt Tip, From Where The Wild Things Are)

MAURICE SENDAK Rendered in Ink, Ink wash and Felt Tip A LINEN MATTED FRAMED AND GLAZED STUNNING BOLD DRAWING/PAINTING OF AN IMPISH ?MAX?, standing with his hand over his mouth, with his large fuzzy tail. One of the best Max/Wild Thing renderings we have seen! BOLDLY SIGNED by Maurice Sendak ?Maurice Sendak?, Lower Center of the artwork THE ART IS IN FINE CONDITION, FULLY MATTED AND FRAMED TO A FINISHED SIZE OF: 18? X 16?, Art by sight 9? x 7.25?. An incredible original drawing/painting of ?Max?, from ?Where The Wild Things Are?, rendered by Maurice Sendak in ink, ink wash, and felt tip. This spectacular artwork of ?Max? depicts him at his most impish with his hand over his mouth, (and we all know he is up to something!) Exceedingly rare as this is not a sketch, but an actual well composed rendering with enormous detail and presence. The ?inks? detail every little important composition, including the arching of his eye brows (the perfect furrowing to the brow), the details of his furry tail, the bangs that drape across his forehead, the folds of his animal hood around his neck area, and the sharp claw-like points on his paw feet. But the ink wash perfectly embellishes the piece adding incredible dimension, and depth. A spectacular one-of-a-kind piece that has important presence on the wall. Acquired prior to Sendak?s passing, this piece was purchased directly from a well-known New York City Soho gallery, which featured Maurice Sendak in several exhibitions during his life (several images of one such exhibition is shown for review purposes). The art is additionally accompanied by the original certificate from the gallery, AND a Certificate of Authenticity (LOA/COA), from University Archives, John Reznikoff, who is the of the premier authenticators for PSA, James Spence and numerous auction houses. (see images). A spectacular piece with superb provenance and an additional letter of authenticity. MAX at his most impish!! The art is in excellent condition and is presented newly matted framed and glazed, with a linen cream mat and a lovely black fillet which makes the art POP! ** Maurice Sendak donated all of his original book illustrations to the Rosenbach Foundation in Philadelphia leaving very little of his original artwork available for private purchase. INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING AVAILABLE, PLEASE INQUIRE FOR SHIPPING RATES, HOWEVER THE ART WILL BE DEFRAMED, AND SHIPPED IN THE MAT Please see our ABE store for other original illustration artwork and rare books
ASSIGNMENT IN ETERNITY

ASSIGNMENT IN ETERNITY

ROBERT HEINLEIN Limited Numbered First Edition, First Printing Near fine book with a vibrant dust jacket, signed by Heinlein on the limited edition page as Number 13. Inscribed by the author on the limitation page: ?To C.A. Prohaska, Sincerely, R.A. Heinlein? and hand-numbered 13 of 500 Limited signed Firsts. Robert Heinlein signed very few books, other than his few limited editions. (Compare the rarity of his signature, yet alone an inscription, to others of his contemporaries such as Bradbury, Asimov or Clarke.) The book is in lovely near fine condition with terra cotta red boards with some faint discoloration. Gilt titles to spine. The boards have No edgewear, very sharp corners, and a square and tight binding. Robert Heinlein inscribed the book to ?To C.A. Prohaska, Sincerely, R.A. Heinlein? and hand-numbered the edition as 13 of 500 Limited signed Firsts. The interior of the book in in fine unread condition with bright, flat and clean pages with no marks, no inscriptions, no foxing, no stains and no age toning to the pages. The original owner?s bookplate is neatly obscured behind the front flap of the jacket, however we found the artwork to be a stunning ?Cartier bookplate? with spectacular art, so we have included an image of the bookplate in the listing. Internally the book appears as unread. Beautiful condition book. Please see images. The original unrestored dust jacket is in very good condition with some slight rubbing and nicking. Please see images for more details. Scarce signed and inscribed collectible book in great condition. Would make a wonderful special gift for a Heinlein collector. ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please see our ABE store for additional rare SciFi titles
WINNIE THE POOH

WINNIE THE POOH

A.A MILNE Methuen & Co, London, 1926 First Edition, First Printing Beautiful crisp near fine book with the scarce original first edition, first state dust jacket. The book is in extraordinary condition considering that many children?s book are usually found ?well loved and read?. The book is clean beautiful condition with crisp green cloth boards, with bright unfaded gilt titles to spine and front. The book has sharp corners and no edgewear. The binding is tight and square. The end papers are clean and in perfect condition being unusually fresh and bright for this title and with no bookplates, no owner names, no bookstore stamps and no stains. The internal pages are clean and bright with No handling marks, No stains, No writing, No bent pages. Bright gilt to the top of the page block as issued. Beautiful clean, highly collectible example of this title. Please see images. The scarce original dust jacket has benefited from very very slight restoration to the upper spine tip by an expert paper conservator and as such presents as a near fine example. The jacket has strong vibrant color with nO rips, no chips, no edgewear, no fading, and no rubbing. The jacket is the first state of the first edition showing the requisite 117th thousand to first line of the rear inner flap and the 7/6 Net price to the spine. A beautiful example of this fragile dust jacket. Please see detailed images. A very handsome example of this title. Presents beautifully on the shelf. ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please see our ABE store for other rare children's books and original illustration artwork.
BRAVE NEW WORLD ~ W. *SIGNED* LETTER

BRAVE NEW WORLD ~ W. *SIGNED* LETTER

ALDOUS HUXLEY First Edition, First Printing Beautiful clean near fine book w. a beautiful original dust jacket, not price-clipped. Accompanied by a typed signed letter by Huxley written during the period he was working on ?Brave New World Revisited? (written by Huxley almost thirty years after ?Brave New World?). His letter makes note of his current work, and his love for ?enlightening extra-curricular activities? (most likely a reference to his interest in and love for Eastern mysticism), however he also laments about his ailing health and eye sight ?The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak ? The book is in near fine condition with bright blue boards still retaining their original sheen, with bright unfaded gilt titles to spine. The boards have sharp corners and no edgewear. The binding is tight and square. The end papers and internal pages are clean, with no owner names, no inscriptions, no bookstore stamps and no bookplates. The internal pages are clean, bright and flat with but some light spots of foxing to the outer page block, otherwise no stains, no marks, no foxing, no writing, no handling marks, and no bent pages. Rough cut page edges as published. Please see detailed images. Accompanied by a very scarce typed letter signed on tissue paper, 8.5? x 11?. Dated ?September 26, 1956?, and signed by Huxley in full signature ?Aldous Huxley?. His letter makes note of his current work, and his love for ?enlightening extra-curricular activites? (most likely a reference to his interest in and love for Eastern mysticism), however he also laments about his ailing health and eye sight: ?I would like to read your material and comments; but unfortunately I suffer from a severe visual handicap, which makes it necessary for me to confine my reading to what is strictly necessary for my current work. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak ? and I have to say no to many pleasant and potentially enlightening extra-curricular activities ? During this period of Huxley?s life he was already devoted to his interest in Eastern mysticism, beginning a decades-long association with the Vedanta Society, whose journal Huxley contributed numerous pieces to. (This interest in mysticism also led Huxley to experiment with the hallucinogen mescaline, which he wrote about in his 1954 collection of essays). However the date of this letter also coincides with his period of reflection on his first giant book ?Brave New World?, and his letter makes mention of his ?current work?. Although ?Brave New World Revisited? was only indirectly referenced as ?current work?, he indeed published this follow up book only a year after this letter. Perhaps with the passage of time, a now aging Huxley wished to evaluate how accurate his original projection/vision of the future was. Brave New World marks the apogee of Huxley?s abilities as a satirist through a dark lens and his growing anxieties about the direction of political, social and scientific progress. Brave New World is also an astonishingly prescient novel, foretelling advances in each of these areas that were as much as a half-century away. His follow up novel published shortly after this signed letter is a non-fiction work in which Huxley considered whether the ?world? had moved toward or away from his vision of the future from the 1930s. He believed when he wrote the original novel that it was a reasonable guess as to where the world might go in the future. In Brave New World Revisited, he concluded that the world was becoming like Brave New World much faster than he originally thought. The scarce original dust jacket has benefited from very slight restoration by an expert paper conservator to the spine ends and as such presents as a near fine example.This jacket has strong vibrant colors with some of the typical sunning to the spine, otherwise the jacket has no rips, no chips, no edgewear, no stains, no fading, no rubbing, and no foxing. Light sprinkling of foxing most notably on the inside flaps.
IN SEARCH OF THE CASTAWAYS

IN SEARCH OF THE CASTAWAYS

Jules Verne J.B. Lippincott & Co., Philadelphia, 1873 First Edition, First Printing A stunning example in clean, vibrant, emerald green cloth with bright unfaded gilt titles. Published in 1873 by J. B. Lippincott & Co. Scribner, Armstrong & Co. New York, with 1873 on the title page. First edition, first state of this scarce Verne title. Illustrated with 170 engravings. Please see image of the title and copyright pages. A stunning larger format book with the book being quite heavy with thick paper stock, 9? high, and 6.5? across and 2? thick, lavishly decorated with gilt titles to spine and a gilt emblem with black embossing to the front displaying a sailboat at sea. One of the few works by Verne to have not been published by Sampson Low, and contains 3 parts of the original story. Later this title would be reprinted/published as three separate tales VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD, THE MYSTERIOUS DOCUMENT, and AMONG THE CANNIBALS. Four pages of adverts to the rear of the book. The book is in exquisite condition having been rebacked for strengthening by an expert conservator. The vibrant green cloth has strong, unfaded gilt titles to the front and spine. The cloth is in beautiful clean, fresh condition, still maintaining its original sheen, and has sharp corners with no edgewear. The binding is very tight and square and as such the book is quite readable and not delicate nor fragile nor falling apart (most Verne books typically are found with loose and cracked bindings and falling apart). Small mark to lower front board (very hard to even see). Original brown coated end papers, with no owner names, no bookplates and no inscriptions. The internal pages very clean and fresh with no handling marks, no stains, no foxing, no writing and no bent pages. An unusually clean copy, neatly bound! A handsome, elegant, very readable copy of an extremely scarce FIRST printing title. ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please see our ABE store for other Verne and SciFi titles.
THE CATCHER IN THE RYE

THE CATCHER IN THE RYE

J.D. SALINGER First Edition, First Printing, First State Jacket Beautiful vibrant clean book with a magnificent First State near fine vibrant original dust jacket. The book is in beautiful condition for this title which is usually found very ?loved and well read?. This book has clean black boards with sharp corners with two very tiny tip corner bumps. Strong gilt titles to spine which are still bright(this title is usually found with the gilt completely faded/oxidized to brown). The book has no edgewear, and the binding is tight and square. The end papers are clean and bright with no inscriptions, no book plates and no bookstore stamps. The interior pages are clean, with no marks, no stains, no handling marks, no bent pages and no writing. An overall solid, beautiful, clean book. Please see images. The original stunning first edition, first state jacket is the correct first issue with the cropping of Salinger?s head on the rear panel and the price on the front flap. The jacket has benefited from very slight restoration to the spine tips by an expert paper conservator and as such presents in near fine condition. The jacket has strong vibrant colors including a strong red spine with the barest hint of sunning (which is most unusual as the red spine is often found quite faded to a beige tone). The jacket has no edgewear, no chips, no stains, no rubbing, no rips, no fading and no foxing. The dust jacket is NOT Price clipped and has a stated price of $3.00 on the inside front flap, and is the first state with no space above Salinger?s head. Striking dust jacket! Please see detailed images. A superb example of this title with a stunning dust jacket. Presents beautifully on the shelf. ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please see our ABE store for other rare book listings
WINNIE THE POOH

WINNIE THE POOH

A.A. MILNE First Edition, First Printing, First State Jacket: Beautiful crisp near fine book with the scarce original first edition, first state dust jacket. The book is in extraordinary condition considering that many children?s books are usually found ?well loved and read?. The book is clean beautiful condition with crisp green cloth boards, with bright unfaded gilt titles to spine and front. The book has sharp corners and no edgewear. The binding is tight and square. The end papers are clean and in perfect condition with no bookplates, no inscriptions and no owner names. The internal pages have No handling marks, No stains, No writing, No bent pages, and No foxing. Bright gilt to the top of the page block as issued. Beautiful clean, highly collectible example of this title. Please see images. The scarce original dust jacket has benefited from slight restoration by an expert paper conservator and as such presents as a near fine example. The jacket has strong vibrant colors with the typical sunning to the spine, otherwise the jacket has no rips, no chips, no edgewear, no fading, and no rubbing. The jacket is the first state of the first edition showing the requisite 117th thousand to first line of the rear inner flap and the 7/6 Net price to the spine. A beautiful example of this fragile dust jacket. Please see detailed images. A very handsome example of this title. Presents beautifully on the shelf. ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please see our ABE store for other rare Children's books and original illustration artwork!
DUNE (1st printing

DUNE (1st printing, 1st state jacket)

FRANK HERBERT First Edition, First Printing of DUNE by Frank Herbert, with the very scarce First State dust jacket. Near fine, crisp clean book with a stunning Near Fine dust jacket with the four lines for the publisher information on the rear flap. Signed by Frank Herbert on a laid in signature. Part one of the Dune series (initially a trilogy), of one of the most significant science fiction novels of the 20th century. Original blue cloth boards with white titles to spine. The book is in beautiful condition with sharp corners, no edgewear and no bumps. Cloth is clean and unstained with but a very small dime size spot to the rear panel. The binding is tight and square. The end papers are in perfect condition being clean and bright with no owner names, no inscriptions, no bookplates, and no bookstore stamps. The internal pages are very crisp, clean, bright, flat and still stiff with no marks, no writing, no stains, no bent pages and no foxing. Signed by Frank Herbert on a laid in signature. Beautiful book, internally appearing as unread. Please see images. The book comes with the First edition, First State dust jacket in stunning condition. The requisite 4 lines for the Chilton Books publisher?s address are present to the rear inside flap designating the true first edition, state jacket for this title. The jacket has benefited from some very slight restoration to the spine tips by an expert paper conservator and as such presents as a near fine example. The jacket has strong vibrant colors with No rips, No chips, No stains, No fading, No rubbing, No edgewear, and No foxing. Even the rear panel is clean and bright. The jacket is complete and NOT price clipped and has a stated price of $5.95. Stunning jacket! Please see the many included images. A very handsome, crisp copy of a scarce important book with a stunning near fine jacket. The book presents beautifully on the shelf. ADDITIONAL IMAGES UPON REQUEST. Please see our ABE store for additional rare SciFi titles
DUNE TRILOGY (FIRST STATE: DUNE

DUNE TRILOGY (FIRST STATE: DUNE, DUNE MESSIAH, CHILDREN OF DUNE)

FRANK HERBERT DUNE TRILOGY DUNE, DUNE MESSIAH AND CHILDREN OF DUNE SET OF NEAR FINE 1ST EDITION, 1ST PRINTING, 1ST STATE BOOKS Chilton Book Company, 1965 G.P. Putman?s Sons, New York, 1969 G.P. Putman?s Sons, New York, 1976 STATED FIRST Edition, FIRST State, FIRST Printings of the Three Landmark Titles of Frank Herbert?s Dune series, DUNE, DUNE MESSIAH, and CHILDREN OF DUNE A very handsome near fine set of the three books in the DUNE series, with a stunning presentation on the shelf. Each book is in beautiful near fine clean, crisp condition with near fine original dust jackets. DUNE has a laid in bold signature by Frank Herbert. Details for each book are listed below by title. These represent all 3 of the scarce titles in the series, all in exceptional condition: DUNE: First Edition, FIRST STATE, First Printing of DUNE by Frank Herbert, with the very scarce First State dust jacket. Near fine, crisp clean book with a stunning Near Fine dust jacket with the four lines for the publisher information on the rear flap. Part one of the Dune series (initially a trilogy), of one of the most significant science fiction novels of the 20th century. DUNE MESSIAH: First Edition, First printing As called for there is no date on the title page other than the 1969 date, and the copyright page indicates no other editions. The book boards are a medium cafe brown color which was unique to the first edition, first printing as later printings and book club editions had black or red boards. The book was the second book of the original Dune Trilogy. Both the book and jacket are in Stunning Near Fine condition. CHILDREN OF DUNE: First Edition, First printing As called for there is no date on the title page other than the 1976 date, and the copyright page indicates no other editions. Both the book and jacket are in near fine/fine condition. WE HAVE A FULL SET OF 17 IMAGES FOR VIEW, IN ADDITION TO AN EXTENEDED DETAILED DESCRIPTION. PLEASE INQUIRE! Please visit our ABE store for other rare SciFi first printings.
THE HOUSE AT POOH CORNER

THE HOUSE AT POOH CORNER

A.A. MILNE First Edition, First Printing Crisp, bright book with an original first state dust jacket. First Edition, First Printing of THE HOUSE AT POOH CORNER, the 4th book in the series. Beautiful crisp near fine book with the scarce original first state jacket with the 7/6 price on the spine. The book is in near fine extraordinary condition considering that many children?s book are usually found ?well loved and read?. The book is fresh near fine condition with crisp salmon cloth boards, with bright unfaded gilt titles to spine and front. The boards are in stunning condition, with clean cloth and sharp corners. The binding is tight and square. The end papers are clean with no bookplates, no inscriptions, no owner names, and no bookstore stamps. The internal pages have No handling marks, No stains, No writing, No bent pages and No foxing. Bright unfaded gilt top stain as applied by publisher. Beautiful crisp, highly collectible example of this title. Please see images. The scarce original first edition, first state dust jacket has benefited from very slight restoration to the spine tips by a paper conservator and as such presents in near fine condition. The suberb jacket have vibrant colors with no rips, no chips, no edgewear, no fading, and no rubbing. The jacket spine is priced at 7/6 net, and has the requisite 179th thousand on the rear flap as required for the first edition, first state. Please see detailed images. A very, clean fresh example of this title. Presents beautifully on the shelf. ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please see our ABE store for other rare children's titles and original illustration artwork.
CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

ROALD DAHL First Edition, First Printing, First State: First State, Near fine, crisp copy with the requisite 6 line colophon located on the last page in the ?About The Author? Section. The book has crisp red cloth boards with an embossed title image to front. Gilt titles to spine. The boards are in clean condition with sharp corner and no edgewear. The binding is tight and square. The mustard colored end papers are in bright clean condition with no inscriptions, no bookstore stamps and no owner names. The internal pages are very crisp, bright, and clean for this title with no writing, no marks, no scribbles, no stains, no bent pages, no age toning and no foxing. Beautiful copy of a children?s book in hard to find condition, internally appearing as unread! The original First edition, First State dust jacket is in beautiful condition having benefited from very slight restoration to the spine tips by an expert paper conservator and presents as a near fine example. The jacket has vibrant colors with no stains, no rips, no chips, no edgewear, and no foxing. The jacket is NOT price clipped and has a stated price of $3.95. Please see images. The dust jacket does NOT have the ISBN to the rear panel (as required for the first state of this title) A very handsome clean copy of this title, in a lovely near fine dust jacket, presenting well on the shelf. ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please see our ABE store for other rare childrens books and original illustration artwork.
THE SPY WHO LOVED ME (with QUAD mark)

THE SPY WHO LOVED ME (with QUAD mark)

IAN FLEMING First Edition, First Printing A bright, copy with a stunning unrestored dust jacket. Extremely scarce variant with the QUAD mark to the title page. Original black covered boards with an embossed silver dagger to front board. Bright unfaded silver titles to spine.The book is in beautiful condition with clean boards and no edgewear. One corner bump to front. The bright red end papers are clean with no owner names, no bookplates, no inscriptions and no book store stamps, but with a slight soft crease. The title page has the scarce QUAD mark, the well known, but quite rare, printing error which may occur on the title page of this book (where there is a thin black line that appears between the ?E? and ?M? in FLEMING). The internal pages are clean with No stains, No writing, No foxing, and no handling marks. Please see images for details. The original unrestored first edition dust jacket is in near fine condition being overall very bright with vibrant colors and presents in near fine condition with just a touch of spine nicks. Small faded discoloration spot to front, otherwise the jacket is a lovely example with no stains, no foxing, and no sunning. The dust jacket is NOT price clipped and has a stated price of 15s. net. Please see images for more details. A handsome example of this title with the scarce QUAD MARK with an attractive unclipped dust jacket presenting the book very well on the shelf. ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please see our ABE store for other Fleming/Bond listings.
BATMAN DRAWING BY NEIL ADAMS

BATMAN DRAWING BY NEIL ADAMS

NEIL ADAMS LARGE ORIGINAL BATMAN DRAWING NEIL ADAMS NEIL ADAMS, (1941-Date) ORIGINAL BOLD FELT TIP BATMAN ILLUSTRATION ON STUNNING STATIONARY, THE ART IS IN FINE CONDITION. A FANTASTIC DISPLAY PIECE! Neil Adams original phenomenal signed drawing of Batman, rendered in bold felt tip, and graphite. The drawing covers Adams personal stationary page, and is signed lower right. PSA/DNA authenticating sticker placed to the lower left corner of the sheet, and is accompanied by a PSA authentication card. Long before the gritty, ultra-realistic style that is currently status quo in comics became so popular, Adams introduced his own brand of realism, opening the door wide for all those who followed. And consequently, he changed the way we looked at our heroes. His work with Batman gave us a whole new perspective on the Dark Knight legend. Adams had his first collaboration on Batman with writer Dennis O?Neil. The duo, under the direction of editor Julius Schwartz, would revitalize the character with a series of noteworthy stories reestablishing Batman?s dark, brooding nature and taking the books away from the campy look and feel of the 1966-68 ABC TV series. Adams is considered one of the very best artists of the Caped Crusader This terrific pencil piece shows a fantastic bold and strong portrait of Batman. The size of the art sheet is 6.5? x 10?. CONDITION: The art is in fine condition. Accompanied by a PSA/DNA authentication card with the PSA sticker placed on the art page to the lower left corner Please see our ABE store for other pieces of original illustration artwork.