Collection of the three earliest editions of Gelett Burgess's beloved nonsense poem THE PURPLE COW, demonstrating the rhyme's increasing popularity — including the scarce first printing of THE LARK, where the poem first appeared.
By Lewis Carroll with illustrations by John Tenniel and cover art by E. Gertrude Thomson
First published edition (the second produced edition overall) of this color-illustrated ALICE for young children, with the Carroll-approved color images of Tenniel's original illustrations – quite a nice copy.
By Carlo Collodi, translated by Mary Alice Murray, illustrated in color by Rene Quentin
Early Boston piracy of Collodi's fairy tale, published without attribution to the author or the translator of the first US edition – but also the first known version published in the US with color plates.
Early edition, after the first, of this mischievous travel narrative about the creatures from Scottish folklore, given a Victorian update by Cox, have adventures across the world – in Japan, Turkey, Russia, and more.
First issue of the first extensive printed record of the tales of Brer Rabbit and other oral traditions kept by enslaved African Americans before emancipation, this copy with an owner's Christmas gift inscription dated 1880.
First issue of the first extensive printed record of the tales of Brer Rabbit and other oral traditions kept by enslaved African Americans before emancipation, in the scarce yellow binding, and rarely seen in this condition.