Aug 072007
 
 August 7, 2007  Posted by at 7:57 am Comments Off on The Little House Sells for $9775 at Auction
The Little House Sells for $9775 at Auction

First Edition Little House Fetches $9775 at PBA Galleries Auction The first edition copy of the 1943 Caldecott Medal winning book The Little House we described in our May 2007 blog post sold for $9775 at the July 12, 2007 PBA Galleries children’s book auction. The first edition The Little House is very difficult to […]

Aug 062007
 
 August 6, 2007  Posted by at 7:32 am Comments Off on Curious George Sells For $21,850 at Auction
Curious George Sells For $21,850 at Auction

First Edition Curious George Fetches $21850 at PBA Galleries Auction The first edition copy of Curious George we described in our May 2007 blog post sold for $21,850 at the July 12, 2007 PBA Galleries children’s book auction. The first edition Curious George is quite rare, the PBA copy being the first to surface at […]

May 162007
 
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Pumpkin Moonshine - 1st Edition Identification

A first edition copy of Pumpkin Moonshine, Tasha Tudor’s first book, is coming up for auction on July 12, 2007 at PBA Galleries. Published by Oxford University Press in 1938, Pumpkin Moonshine first edition books do not surface for sale very often. There is currently only one first edition book with dust jacket on the […]

May 142007
 
 May 14, 2007  Posted by at 8:16 am No Responses »
The Gremlins - 1st Edition Identification

A first edition copy of The Gremlins, the 1943 book written by Roald Dahl, is coming up for auction on July 12, 2007 at PBA Galleries. A Walt Disney Production published by Random House in 1943, The Gremlins first edition books do not surface for sale very often. There are currently five first edition books […]

May 112007
 
 May 11, 2007  Posted by at 1:58 pm 2 Responses »
Curious George First Edition Identification

First Edition Curious George Auction A first edition copy of Curious George is coming up for auction on July 12, 2007 at PBA Galleries. The first edition Curious George is quite rare, and some have estimated the book will sell for over $10,000. Having never been out of print, and with over 25 million Curious […]

May 092007
 
Dr Seuss First Edition Books

Dr. Seuss First Edition Identification The conventional wisdom among booksellers is first edition Dr. Seuss books cannot be identified without the dust jacket. This used to be true. With the recent discovery of some salient information, today, most of the large format Dr. Seuss books can be identified as first printings without the dust jacket. […]

Apr 232007
 
 April 23, 2007  Posted by at 10:00 am No Responses »
The Happy Lion Roars (1957)

First Edition Identification The Happy Lion Roars; illustrated by Roger Duvoisin, written by Louise Fatio; Whittlesly House, 1957. Childrens Picturebook Price Guide: $160 Very Good+ The Happy Lion Roars is the third of the Happy Lion books, and the sixth of eighteen books Roger Duvoisin and his wife, Louise Fatio, worked on together. The Happy […]

Apr 212007
 
 April 21, 2007  Posted by at 10:31 am No Responses »
A Doll For Marie (1957)

First Edition Identification A Doll For Marie; illustrated by Roger Duvoisin, written by Louise Fatio; Whittlesly House, 1957. Childrens Picturebook Price Guide: $180 Very Good+ (with the supplemental doll book) A Doll For Marie is an interesting collector piece because of the identical miniature copy of the book inserted in a back pocket (see photo). […]

Apr 182007
 
 April 18, 2007  Posted by at 8:53 am No Responses »
Petunia's Christmas (1952)

First Edition Identification Petunia’s Christmas; written and illustrated by Roger Duvoisin; Borzoi/Knopf, 1952. Childrens Picturebook Price Guide: $240 Very Good+ (updated) Continuing our Duvoisin theme (see Petunia), Petunia’s Christmas is the third of the Petunia books written and illustrated by Roger Duvoisin. The Petunia books: Petunia 1950 Petunia And The Song 1951 Petunia’s Christmas 1952 […]

Apr 162007
 
 April 16, 2007  Posted by at 12:25 pm No Responses »
Petunia (1950)

First Edition Identification Petunia; written and illustrated by Roger Duvoisin; Borzoi/Knopf, 1950. Childrens Picturebook Price Guide: $320 Very Good+ (updated) Roger Duvoisin illustrated over one hundred books in a career spanning five decades. Scribner published Duvoisin’s first book in 1932, A Little Boy Was Drawing (Scribner, 1932; $280 VG+). This unedited first effort made little […]