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Children's Books, Mid-20th Century, Nine Volumes.

Auction:
3012T
Lot:
1187
Sold for:
$277$225

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 3012T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 23, 2017 12:00PM

Description:

Children's Books, Mid-20th Century, Nine Volumes. Including five titles illustrated by Maurice Sendak: Ruth Krasuss's Open House for Butterflies, New York: Harper, [1960]; Else Holmelund Minarik's No Fighting, No Biting!, New York: Harper & Row, [1958]; Robert Graves' The Big Green Book, Crowell-Collier Press, [1962], stated first Crowell-Collier edition; Sendak's Higglety Pigglety Pop!, New York: Harper & Row, [1967], in the original jacket; [and] In the Night Kitchen, New York: Harper & Row, [1970], no jacket; [Together with] Eleanor Estes's Ginger Pye, New York: Harcourt, Brace, & Co., [1951], stated first edition, Newbery Award winner, in very good publisher's cloth and jacket; Mary O'Hara's My Friend Flicka, Philadelphia: Lippincott, [1941], no dust jacket; E.B. White's Stuart Little, New York: Harper & Brothers, [1945], stated first edition, with I-U on the copyright page, no dust jacket; [and] P.L. Travers's Mary Poppins in the Park, New York: Harcourt, Brace, [1952], publisher's cloth, back panel of dust jacket torn away. (9)
Estimate $300-400


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Brace & Co., lippincott, Book design, Dust jacket, Harper, Maurice Sendak, Publishing

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