DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?

PHILIP K. DICK

DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?

Doubleday and Company: 1968
  • $9,295
Stated First Edition, First Printing. Scarce true first edition, beautiful clean, crisp book with a stunning original dust jacket, not price clipped. The book is in beautiful crisp condition for this title which is otherwise often found very well ?loved?. Clean grey cloth boards unfaded gilt titles to spine. The book has sharp corners with no bumps, and no edgewear. The binding is tight and square. The end papers are clean with no inscriptions, no owner names and no bookstore stamps. The internal pages are very crisp, clean, bright and flat with no writing, no handling marks, no stains, no foxing, and no bent pages. The binding is still fairly tight so if the book appears as unread or perhaps only once. All in all a stunning copy of an extremely rare book which usually sells for upwards of $4000 even for unrestored ex-library copies! Please see images. The original striking dust jacket benefited from some slight restoration to the spine/corner tips by an expert paper conservator, and as such present in near fine condition. The dust jacket has strong, rich, vibrant colors with No rips, No chips, No stains, No rubbing, No edgewear, No chips, and No foxing. The jacket is complete and NOT price clipped and has stated price of $3.95. Please see the many included images. A very stunning dust jacket! An extremely handsome, clean copy of a scarce collectible book. Perhaps the most well known of Philip Dick?s novels, ?ANDROIDS? was the basis of the film Blade Runner which was made into a film twice. Extremely scarce. ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please see our ABE store for other SciFi titles
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J.K. ROWLING First Edition, First Softcover Printing: FIRST Bloomsbury edition, FIRST Softcover Printing rebound in beautiful red leather with gilt accents and raised bands. Not bookclub, Not the Australian edition, Not the Ted Smart edition, Not the Canadian edition, Not ex-library, but the scarce true first edition, first printing near fine Bloomsbury edition with the complete number line of 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. Copies of this title unsigned, are extremely scarce, with few even available for sale. (And examples even in poor condition selling for $4000 and up!). The publisher page credits Joanne Rowling and contains no space between ?r? and ?1? on Thomas Taylor 1997 in error. The Bloomsbury logo appears on the title page, and 1 Wand is listed twice on page 53. A newly rebound beautiful condition example of this title with gilt accents to artistically mirror Harry Potter?s wand and his iconic blazoned scar on his forehead. Raised bands edged with gilt to the spine. The book having been rebound is in perfect condition and is not fragile as would otherwise be typical of the softcover editions. Stunning end papers perfectly showcasing the interior of the book. The pages are clean, and flat with no marks, no writing, no bent pages and no foxing. Slight age toning to the pages as is common with this title, and a tiny mend to a small intact corner tear to the half title page. About three pages with a small stain spot otherwise a very clean vibrant copy of this scarce title. Stunning presentation on the shelf! ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please see our ABE store for other rare Children's book and Harry Potter titles!.
PERELANDRA

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C.S. LEWIS Stated First Edition, First printing Beautiful book and vibrant original dust jacket in near fine condition. This title is the second in the C.S.Lewis?s iconic ?Space Trilogy?, which he referred to as ?a modern fairy tale for grown-ups? The book has blue cloth and gilt titles to spine, with some of the common typical fading to the gilt. The book has sharp corners and no edgewear. The binding is tight. Slight fading/mottling to the spine cloth. The end papers are clean with one delicate owner name, otherwise no bookplates, no inscriptions and no bookstore stamps. The internal pages are clean, with a hint of light very faded foxing/toning to the first few pages, otherwise no stains, no marks, no foxing, no writing, and no bent pages. Beautiful book, which is most unusual for this title as the paper used was cheap wartime paper which tore easily and is very fragile. Please see images. The original dust jacket has benefited from very slight restoration and presents as a near fine example. The jacket has unusually strong vibrant colors with no edgewear, no rips, no chips, no tears, no rubbing, no fading, and no foxing. The dust jacket is NOT price clipped and has a stated price of 8s. 6d. on the inside front flap. Please see detailed images. A very handsome example of this scarce C.S. Lewis title in beautiful clean collectible condition with a very vibrant near fine dust jacket. This title was printed on inexpensive ?war time? paper stock and as such is often found in poor condition. ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please see our ABE store for other rare SciFi titles
THE SHINING (FIRST PRINTING SIGNED)

THE SHINING (FIRST PRINTING SIGNED)

STEPHEN KING FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING: A near fine signed copy with a near fine dust jacket. Signed, inscribed and dated 1990 with the coveted ?Shine On? inscription of ?For Troy ? Best wishes- happy birthday ? and shine on!/ Stephen King, 8/1/90?, and accompanied by an incredible letter from Stephen King?s assistant on his personal SPOOKY Bangor Maine letterhead (accompanied by the original mailing envelope). All first edition points present including the first edition statement on the copyright page and the code R49 on page 477. The book is in beautiful crisp, clean condition with mustard paper and black quarter cloth boards. The boards have sharp corners with one minuscule tip bump to the rear board, and no edgewear. The binding is tight and square. Bright, unfaded gilt titles to the spine. Stephen King signed and inscribed the book with the coveted ?Shine On? inscription of ?For Troy ? Best wishes- happy birthday ? and shine on!/ Stephen King, 8/1/90? in black ink on the front end paper. The interior of the book is in crisp clean condition with bright, flat pages with no handling marks, no stains, no foxing, no bent pages and no age toning to the pages. Beautiful condition book internally appearing as crisp and unread. Please see images. The book will be accompanied by an incredible letter from Stephen King?s assistant on his personal SPOOKY Bangor Maine letterhead, along with the original mailing envelope. The original unrestored dust jacket presents in near fine condition. The dust jacket has vibrant colors with a very faint splash stain to the front panel, otherwise no nicks, no chips, no edgewear, no rips. The dust jacket is NOT price clipped and has a stated price of $8.95. A lovely first printing dust jacket. A very handsome example of this scarce signed title with a fantastic inscription signature, and a scarce letter on Stephen King?s letterhead! Would make a wonderful special gift for a Stephen King collector.ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please see our ABE store for other Horror and SciFi titles.
NINETEEN EIGHTY FOUR

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Tim Burton/Disney Studio ? Original Concept Art of Jack Skellington for Nightmare Before Christmas

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Tim Burton and Disney TIM BURTON/DISNEY ORIGINAL PRODUCTION STORYBOARD ART FOR ?NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS? Framed Superb Original Multi Tone heavy graphite and watercolor drawing of Tim Burton?s Nightmare Before Christmas Jack Skellington Concept Art (Touchstone/Walt Disney, 1993) THE ART IS IN FINE CONDITION AND IS PRESENTED FLOATED, FRAMED AND GLAZED TO A SIZE OF 16? X 13?. A VERY STUNNING PIECE! Tim Burton?s Nightmare Before Christmas Jack Skellington Concept Art (Touchstone/Walt Disney, 1993). A superb early concept full color art/storyboard production artwork of Jack Skellington! (Eventually Skellington stumbles through a portal to ?Christmas Town? and decides to celebrate the holiday, with some dastardly and comical consequences). The art is rendered in heavy thick graphite and watercolor on paper measuring 8? x 5.5?. This stop-motion masterpiece was the first animated film to receive an Academy Award Nomination for Best Visual Effects! The Art is in fine condition. From the hand of longtime animation story man Jorgen Klubien. The Nightmare Before Christmas originated in a poem written by Tim Burton in 1982, while he was working as an animator at Walt Disney Feature Animation. Production started in July 1991 in San Francisco; Disney released the film through its Touchstone Pictures banner because the studio believed the film would be ?too dark and scary for kids?. The film was met with both critical and financial success, grossing over $76 million during its initial run.It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, a first for an animated film. The film has since been reissued by Walt Disney Pictures, and was re-released annually in Disney Digital 3-D from 2006 until 2009, making it the first stop-motion animated feature to be entirely converted to 3D PROVENANCE: The art was purchased from the premier collectibles auction house consigned to sell numerous pieces of Disney story board/concept art. A copy of the original invoice will be included, and will provide both provenance and authenticity for the art. As common with production art, the piece is not signed as the origin of the art is for the purpose of making a film. A very stunning piece and showcases very well. Perfect for the collector/lover of The Nightmare Before Christmas/Tim Burton fans FRAMED SIZE: 16? x 13? Please visit our ABE store for other original art and rare books. ***Please note, NO International Shipping at this time****
DAMIEN HIRST~ SUPERB SIGNED ORIGINAL DRAWING

DAMIEN HIRST~ SUPERB SIGNED ORIGINAL DRAWING, STUNNING NEW FRAME & COA

DAMIEN HIRST DAMIEN HIRST FELT TIP ON HEAVY CARD STOCK, FRAMED TO DIMENSIONS OF 20? X 21.5? SIGNED AND DATED LOWER RIGHT A Stunning Original Hirst felt tip drawing on the back pale blue cover of the book, Damien Hirst: Naples National Archaeological Museum. Naples, Italy: Electa Napoli, 2004. The drawing by sight is a full 9.25? x 11?. The drawing depicts both Damien?s famous Skull and Crossbones drawing in addition to a gigantic sketch of a shark from of his famous shark exhibit, ?The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living?. Signed by Hirst with an enormous 8? signature ?Damien Hirst?, and the date just below the signature of ?May/02nd/06?. The piece is presented matted, glazed, and framed in a brand new unique pop art silver frame with subtle texturing. Framed using all archival materials and UV glass to fully protect and showcase the original artwork. A stunning presentation of one of Hirst?s most iconic images. The famous shark image was created in 1991 by Damien Hirst, entitled ?The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living?. The shark is considered the iconic work of British art in the 1990s, and has become a symbol of Britart worldwide. It was funded by Charles Saatchi who in 1991 had offered to pay for whatever artwork the artist wanted to create. the artwork consists of a tiger shark preserved in formaldehyde in a vitrine. The concept was to created the piece showing the shark completely isolated from its natural setting, instead of being in motion, in the water, we see it completely frozen and preserved. For most, it may be the first time we have come so close to a shark, with many of us only seeing them on television or perhaps at an aquarium. Here we have a direct experience of the shark, not mediated through any media. Thus we are forced to consider the shark in a new and different context and re-evaluate how we perceive the animal. In Hirst?s piece, we come face to face with the reality and physicality of this familiar image and are forced to consider it in a new setting. Original Damien Hirst drawings of his shark are extremely scarce, with this one including a second drawing of his skull and crossbones. PROVENANCE: The art originally was from rear pale blue cover of the book, Damien Hirst: Naples National Archaeological Museum. The art will come with a Letter of Authenticity from PSA/DNA. Please see images. Condition: The art is in excellent condition **** Please note NO International Shipping at this time unless the art is deframed and ship matted, the cost to ship International as a deframed piece is $295 via UPS Express***
DAMIEN HIRST~ SUPERB SIGNED ORIGINAL DRAWING

DAMIEN HIRST~ SUPERB SIGNED ORIGINAL DRAWING, STUNNING NEW FRAME & COA

DAMIEN HIRST DAMIEN HIRST, (ENGLISH) FELT TIP ON HEAVY CARD STOCK FRAMED TO DIMENSIONS OF 20? X 21.5? SIGNED ALONG THE UPPER SECTION For Damien Hirst, butterflies symbolize death and resurrection. The British artist debuted this motif when he was 26 years old, with his ambitious installation ?In and Out of Love?(1991). Decades after this career-defining exhibition, Hirst remains fascinated by butterflies. ?You have to find universal triggers,? the artist explains, ?Everyone?s frightened of glass, everyone?s frightened of sharks, everyone loves butterflies.? NOTE: Damien Hirst Butterfly signed prints sell for $9,000. Here we offer a unique one-of-a-kind entirely hand drawn piece of art by Damien Hirst! A Stunning Original Hirst felt tip drawing his iconic butterfly on the front cover of the book, Damien Hirst: Naples National Archaeological Museum. Naples, Italy: Electa Napoli, 2004. The drawing by sight is on the front cover 9.25? x 11?. The original drawing depicts Damien?s famous butterfly drawing from of his famous exhibit, ?In and Out of Love?. Signed by Hirst along the entire top edge with an enormous 8? signature ?Damien Hirst?. The piece is presented matted, glazed, and framed in a brand new unique pop art silver frame with subtle texturing. Framed using all archival materials and UV glass to fully protect and showcase the original artwork. A stunning presentation of one of Hirst?s most iconic images. PROVENANCE: The art originally was from front cover of the book, Damien Hirst: Naples National Archaeological Museum. The art will come with a Letter of Authenticity from PSA/DNA. Please see images. Condition: The art is in excellent condition Please see our ABE store for other original artwork. *** Please note, NO International Shipping at this time unless the piece is deframed and shipped matted.
CHRISTINE

CHRISTINE

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THE SIGN OF FOUR~ FIRST EDITION

THE SIGN OF FOUR~ FIRST EDITION, SECOND ISSUE BINDING

ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE First Edition, With Second Issue Binding First Printing without the ?Second Edition? statement, and with First Issue Text. Second issue boards with foot of spine reading ?Griffith Farran & Cos Standard Library.? And with the title page reading George Newnes, London, 1892. Original Deep red cloth boards with bright gilt titles to the spine and front board. First Issue Text with Spencer Blackett Sheets, with the numeral ?138? on the contents page incomplete and reading ?13,? and with the misprint ?w shed? for ?wished? on page 56, line 16. And with the important imprint of ?Spencer Blackett, 35 St. Bridge St, London? on the page 283 which is the last page. Second issue binding, with foot of spine reading ?Griffith Farran & Cos Standard Library.? Scarce with Spencer Blackett first issues selling for over $10,000, and with those in the second issue binding selling for $7,000 . A lovely example of this title in the original deep red cloth with the gilt titles to the front and spine still bright. Original brown coated end papers are in great condition with a corner crease. This would be the last printing in this format as later printings had different bindings and different text. The boards are in great condition for this title which are otherwise not replaced or have extensive wear. Instead this book has lovely boards with slight mottling. The internal pages are unusually clean with no handling marks, no foxing. no corner creasing, and only a few pages with very faint handling marks, note ? on the last page, under ?THE END?, the imprint of ?Spencer Blackket, 35 St. Bridge St, London?, designating the first issue sheets for the text. A lovely copy with a tight and square binding and vibrant gilt titles. For reference: The later ?Newnes 1892 printings? have the word ?Second Edition? on the title page, and no longer have the first issue Spencer Blackett sheets and text. They also have a completely different binding that included illustrated boards. This copy would have preceeded those, and would be the last issue in the original binding that still contained the original first state sheets. The second Sherlock Holmes story after A Study in Scarlet. At the time, it received only moderate success, but after the publication of the stories in Adventures and Memoirs its popularity soared. A very handsome copy of this title without the $10,000 price of the full first issue, first state. ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please see our ABE store for other Rare book titles
CASINO ROYALE

CASINO ROYALE

IAN FLEMING First Edition, First Printing Stunning near fine book with a near fine vibrant dust jacket. A superior copy of the First American edition of the first James Bond novel. The book is in near fine clean condition with dark green boards, still maintaining their original sheen, and deep red titles to front and spine. The book has sharp corners with one tiny tip bump, and no edgewear. The book has a tight, square binding. The end papers are clean, with slight toning, but with NO owner names, NO inscriptions and NO book plates. The internal pages are clean, bright and flat with no marks, no stains, no bent pages and no foxing. Beautiful book, internally appearing as unread! The stunning scarce original first edition dust jacket has benefited from very slight restoration to the spine tips, and as such presents in near fine condition with strong vibrant colors, and WITHOUT the otherwise typical fading of the spine colors. The jacket has very strong vibrant colors with no rips, no chips, no age toning, no foxing, and no edgewear. The dust jacket is NOT price clipped and has a stated price of $2.75 with angled cut flaps as issued. Please see the many detailed images. The dust jacket is now protected in a new clear archival cover. Please see detailed images. A superb example of this title in exceedingly scarce condition, with a clean, crisp book and stunning vibrant jacket, presenting very well on the shelf.Additional images available upon request. Please see our Abe store for other Ian Fleming/James Bond listings
LIVE AND LET DIE (FIRST STATE JACKET)

LIVE AND LET DIE (FIRST STATE JACKET)

IAN FLEMING First Edition, First Printing, First State of LIVE AND LET DIE with a beautiful vibrant near fine clean crisp book; with a superb NEAR FINE FIRST STATE dust jacket, in the scarce variant with ?author?sskill? within the final line of the Irish Times review on the rear panel. Housed in a custom black cloth slipcase. Original crisp black covered boards in beautiful condition with sharp corners, one ever so slightly pushed, and no edgewear. The gilt medallion and titles to the front and spine are still uncommonly bright and vibrant. The binding is tight and square. The end papers are clean with NO owner names, NO inscriptions,NO bookstore stamps and NO bookplates. The internal pages are crisp, clean and bright with no stains, no writing, no bent pages, no torn pages, no foxing and no age toning. A beautiful clean, crisp, example of this elusive first edition, first impression Fleming book with no issues. Please see images for details. The book comes with a stunning, vibrant, near fine, original first edition, first state dust jacket in the scarce variant with ?author?s skill? within the final line of the Irish Times review on the rear panel. The dust jacket has benefited from very slight restoration by an expert paper conservator to the very outer spine tips and to touch ups to tiny areas of rubbing to the rear panel and as such presents as a stunning near fine example. The dust jacket has strong vibrant colors with no edgewear, no rips, no chips, no stains, no rubbing, and no foxing. The dust jacket is not price clipped and has a stated price of 10s 6d. net to both the front and rear inner flaps. Please see the many detailed images. A very handsome example of this title in the scarce FIRST state in a very scarce variant. Housed in a custom black cloth slipcase. Presents beautifully on the shelf, in addition to making a wonderful investment. Similar examples of this title with clean, crisp books and first state jackets in this condition are listed for $21,000 and up! Large file images available upon request. Shipping via UPS includes full tracking, signature confirmation and insurance. ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please see our ABE store for other Ian Fleming/James Bond titles
GARTH WILLIAMS~ FINAL PUBLISHED TWO PAGE ORIGINAL DRAWING ~ "AMIGO"~ PAGES 24/25

GARTH WILLIAMS~ FINAL PUBLISHED TWO PAGE ORIGINAL DRAWING ~ “AMIGO”~ PAGES 24/25

GARTH WILLIAMS GARTH WILLIAMS FINAL PUBLISHED ORIGINAL BOOK ILLUSTRATION TWO PAGE SPREAD FOR PAGES 24 AND 25 OF "AMIGO" GARTH WILLIAMS, (AMERICAN 1912-1996) CHARCOAL ON CARD STOCK, 14.5? X 11.25? from pages 24-25 of AMIGO A beautiful stunning detailed piece of Garth Williams final published artwork for pages 24 and 25 in the book ?Amigo?. The art is rendered in charcoal on light board stock and is wonderfully rich in color. A fantastic drawing of the young prairie dog, while in a family meeting deep underground in their burrow, with a small adorable mouse peering into their home through an opening in the background. A wonderfully detailed and unusually large piece, with outstanding depictions of the four prairie dogs. Amigo is being warned by his mother that humans are wild, while he is trying to convince his elders and family that he "can tame that child", (the young boy in the book). The card stock is lightly tacked to one corner of a backer board which may either be removed or trimmed to the edge of the artwork. The art is signed by Garth Williams in full signature along the left edge, with small publishers notes along the bottom. The backing board has leftover tape stains which are NOT on the art, (but only on the backing board) The art is signed by Garth Williams in full signature along the left edge, with small publishers notes along the bottom. PROVENANCE: The art was purchased from an auction house, who in turn acquired these pieces direct from the estate of Garth Williams. Each piece is an original and sold directly from his estate. A copy of the original invoice will be included with each piece, and will provide both provenance and authenticity for the art. The piece is signed by Garth Williams lower left. The art is in excellent condition and would be stunning framed. ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please see our ABE store for additional original Illustration Artwork. ********Please note, NO INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING AT THIS TIME****
GARTH WILLIAMS~FINAL STUNNING PUBLISHED ORIGINAL PEN&INK DRAWING~CHESTER CRICKET

GARTH WILLIAMS~FINAL STUNNING PUBLISHED ORIGINAL PEN&INK DRAWING~CHESTER CRICKET

GARTH WILLIAMS GARTH WILLIAMS ORIGINAL BOOK ILLUSTRATION FOR "CHESTER CRICKET'S AIRPLANE PIGEON RIDE" AN ORIGINAL GARTH WILLIAMS STUNNING FINAL DETAILED PEN AND INK DRAWING RENDERED ON HEAVY PAPER STOCK: PAGE SIZE: 14.5" X 10.25" This wonderful story was first printed in 1974 for a children's magazine. It was so well received that the story was later turned into a book (published in 1981 by Mcgraw Hill and Murray Publishing Co, and renamed Chester Cricket's Pigeon Ride). The artwork from the book and the magazine are quite similar with slight reworking of some pages by Garth Williams. This artwork was from the very original published story from 1974 and depicts a wonderful, whimsical New York City street scene, equipped with a door man feeding the pigeons from a serving tray, city buildings, awnings, and of course the pigeons with a variety of expressions on their faces. Just an adorable piece and a stunning illustration with a lot of detail. Publisher's notes outside of margins. Unsigned SHEET SIZE: 14.5" X 10.25" PROVENANCE: The art was purchased from an auction house, who in turn acquired these pieces direct from the estate of Garth Williams. Each piece is an original and sold directly from his estate. A copy of the original invoice will be included with each piece, and will provide both provenance and authenticity for the art. The piece is initialed by Garth Williams lower left. The art is in excellent condition and would be stunning framed. ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please see our ABE store for other Original Illustration Artwork. ****Please note, NO INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING AT THIS TIME***
GARTH WILLIAMS~STUNNING DETAILED FINAL PEN AND INK ~ "UPSIDE OVER"

GARTH WILLIAMS~STUNNING DETAILED FINAL PEN AND INK ~ “UPSIDE OVER”

GARTH WILLIAMS GARTH WILLIAMS ORIGINAL COVER BOOK ILLUSTRATION FOR "UPSIDE OVER", PEN AND INK ON PAPER, 13.5? X 10.5? This illustration was originally completed for the cover art for the book, Upside Over by Shirley Trammel, but Williams? version was never published. Matted, Framed and Glazed to 23? x 20? An adorable original drawing for Upside Over of Garth Williams, originally intended for the cover art for the book but this version was never published. The drawing is incredibly detailed, and quite large depicting the gopher at this log cabin home with the boy, both standing on the front covered porch. The art is signed by Garth Williams in full signature in the lower margin. Newly framed, matted and glazed, in a black frame with a thin silver piping edge which bring out the illustration and makes it pop! Framed to a completed size of 23? x 20? with the art in excellent condition. PROVENANCE The art was purchased from an auction house , who in turn acquired these pieces direct from the estate of Garth Williams. Each piece is an original and sold directly from his estate. A copy of the original invoice will be included with each piece, and will provide both provenance and authenticity for the art. **Garth Williams was a prominent illustrator of several of the most prominent children?s books including Stuart Little (1945), Charlotte?s Web (1952), The Cricket In Times Square, and The Rescuers (1959). Many of his original illustrations from these book have sold attaining high premiums, including his original illustration of the dust jacket for Charlotte?s Web which realized $155,000 at auction in 2010, and between $10,000 and $75,000 for original artwork of the interior pages. Other notable auction pricing of Williams original illustrations include sales of the original artwork for the interior pages of Stuart Little which also averaged in the $15,000 range per piece. ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please see our ABE store for other original illustration artwork. ***PLEASE NOTE, NO INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING AT THIS TIME UNLESS THE PIECE IS SHIPPED DEFRAMED**
GARTH WILLIAMS SIGNED 3X ~ THE RESCUERS ORIGINAL PRELIMINARY COVER ARTWORK

GARTH WILLIAMS SIGNED 3X ~ THE RESCUERS ORIGINAL PRELIMINARY COVER ARTWORK

GARTH WILLIAMS GARTH WILLIAMS ORIGINAL COVER PRELIMINARY, FRAMED FOR ?THE RESCUERS? GARTH WILLIAMS, (AMERICAN 1912-1996) FRAMED DETAILED PRELIMINARY COVER ARTWORK FOR ?THE RESCUERS?, 18.5? X 15.5? An outstanding detailed framed preliminary cover drawing by Garth Williams for the cover of ?The Rescuers?. Includes his extensive SIGNED notes to both outer margins of the artwork (SIGNED with his initials THREE TIMES along the bottom of both sides under his autographed notes!). The piece is presented floated in a stunning rustic wood frame. Framed to 18.5? x 15.5?. A warm illustration of the the three mice dragging along a set of door keys strung over one shoulder. One of the mice is wearing purple boots! Rendered in crayon, pen and ink. Presented in a lovely rustic frame using all archival materials and UV plexiglass. A charming piece, Signed and autographed Three Times by Garth Williams. PROVENANCE The art was purchased from an auction house, who in turn acquired these pieces direct from the estate of Garth Williams. Each piece is an original and sold directly from his estate. A copy of the original invoice will be included with each piece, and will provide both provenance and authenticity for the art. **Garth Williams was a prominent illustrator of several of the most prominent children?s books including Stuart Little (1945), Charlotte?s Web (1952), The Cricket In Times Square, and The Rescuers (1959). Many of his original illustrations from these book have sold attaining high premiums, including his original illustration of the dust jacket for Charlotte?s Web which realized $155,000 at auction in 2010, and between $10,000 and $75,000 for original artwork of the interior pages. Other notable auction pricing of Williams original illustrations include sales of the original artwork for the interior pages of Stuart Little which also averaged in the $15,000 range per piece. ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please see our ABE store for other original illustration artwork. ****PLEASE NOTE, NO INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING AT THIS TIME UNLESS THE PIECE IS SHIPPED DEFRAMED***
GARTH WILLIAMS~ENORMOUS ORIGINAL COVER ART WATERCOLOR PAINTING~RABBITS' WEDDING

GARTH WILLIAMS~ENORMOUS ORIGINAL COVER ART WATERCOLOR PAINTING~RABBITS’ WEDDING

GARTH WILLIAMS GARTH WILLIAMS ENORMOUS "COVER' PRELIMINARY DESIGN WATERCOLOR PAINTING FOR "RABBITS' WEDDING" GARTH WILLIAMS, (AMERICAN 1912-1996) ENORMOUS PRELIMINARY WATERCOLOR FOR THE COVER DESIGN ARTWORK OF ?THE RABBITS WEDDING?, 23? X 12.5?, accompanied by two additional pieces in vellum with notes and titles for the cover art! A stunning, extremely large double page watercolor by Garth Williams, which once framed would have an impressive presence between the sheer size of the piece and the spectacular artwork. The art is a preliminary painting for the cover design of ?The Rabbits Wedding?, most likely intended for the dust jacket. The vibrant, yet soft double page spread of the book cover/jacket depicts the proposed art for the front, back and spine of the cover. A warm and endearing illustration of the black rabbit in the background holding a floral bouquet, appearing mesmerized while watching with admiration the adorable white rabbit. The white rabbit is adorned with a headpiece of flowers, and is posed sitting on a rock, peering down into the lake. The piece is incredibly detailed including beautiful reflections in the lake of the tall grasses, the spectacular forest scene, and of the white rabbit. The painting for the rear panel of the cover depicts the two rabbits sitting side by side in the forest, gazing over a hill. Williams also artistically painted in the proposed locations and styles for the title along the spine and front of the cover art. Rendered in soft watercolors and signed by Garth Williams in full signature as ?Garth Williams? to the outer right margin in ink. The piece has the expected folds as it appears to have wrapped about a book to see how it would look. Additionally accompanied by two pieces in vellum, each approximately 10.5? x 6.5? with graphite and ink details and notations for the cover design. A beautiful one-of-a-kind piece of exceptionally rare artwork. In 1958 Garth Williams wrote and illustrated The Rabbits? Wedding, a book that caused a small uproar. The illustrated picture book, aimed towards children aged 3 to 7, depicted animals in a moonlit forest attending the wedding of a white rabbit to a black rabbit. In 1959, the book became the center of a controversy, with Alabama Senator E. O. Eddins and Alabama State Library Agency director Emily Wheelock Reed as the key players.Since the controversy, there has been more critical analysis done on the book. Some have noted the obvious logic of illustrating the rabbits with two different colors so the reader might tell them apart more readily. Others, in their quest to depoliticize the book, have claimed a perception of the black and white motif as, perhaps, a reference to yin and yang (i.e. male and female, though, inconsistently, the color-to-gender associations in the book are reversed). About the controversy, Williams stated, ?I was completely unaware that animals with white fur, such as white polar bears and white dogs and white rabbits, were considered blood relations of white beings. I was only aware that a white horse next to a black horse looks very picturesque.? Williams said his story was not written for adults, who ?will not understand it, because it is only about a soft furry love and has no hidden message of hate PROVENANCE The art was purchased from an auction house , who in turn acquired these pieces direct from the estate of Garth Williams. Each piece is an original and sold directly from his estate. A copy of the original invoice will be included with each piece, and will provide both provenance and authenticity for the art. ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please see our ABE store for other Original Illustration Artwork. *** Please note. NO INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING AT THIS TIME DUE TO THE SIZE OF THE PIECE***
Garth Williams~DOUBLE TITLE PAGE!! ~Published Pen and Ink~THE GINGERBREAD RABBIT

Garth Williams~DOUBLE TITLE PAGE!! ~Published Pen and Ink~THE GINGERBREAD RABBIT

GARTH WILLIAMS GARTH WILLIAMS ORIGINAL FINAL PUBLISHED DOUBLE TITLE PAGE , PEN AND INK ILLUSTRATION ENORMOUS FRAMED DOUBLE TITLE PAGE SPREAD, FOR ?THE GINGERBREAD RABBIT?.FINAL PUBLISHED PAGES RENDERED IN PEN AND INK ON PAPER BY GARTH WILLIAMS FRAMED TO A COMPLETED SIZE OF 24? X 21? A stunning framed two piece set which represent the double title page from the book THE GINGERBREAD RABBIT (an image of the actual title page from the book is below for review). Both pages are the original published final pen and ink artwork by Garth Williams. The two pages were framed side by side to showcase the entire scene as shown in the published book. Each page is SIGNED in full signature by Garth Williams as ?Garth Williams? in lower right corners of each sheet, and each page has the tiny publishers notes to the outer margins. Spectacular illustration of an entire scene of the woods, with the large rabbit burrow, the rabbit family and the gingerbread rabbit standing next to the ?father? rabbit who is smoking a corn pipe. Incredibly detailed and the perfect showcase piece for the lover of Garth Williams artwork! Freshly framed and presented in a ?rubbed? black frame using all archival materials and UV glass, framed to a finished size of 24? x 21?. Absolutely stunning, and a quintessential one-of-a-kind piece by Garth Williams. PROVENANCE The art was purchased from an auction house , who in turn acquired these pieces direct from the estate of Garth Williams. Each piece is an original and sold directly from his estate. A copy of the original invoice will be included with each piece, and will provide both provenance and authenticity for the art. ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please see our ABE store for other Original Illustration Art and Books.**** Please NOTE, NO INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING DUE TO SIZE AND WEIGHT****