11-17-2013 11-17-2013
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2687B Boston
November 17, 2013 11:00AMCalender

Children's Books, Three, Signed.

Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2687B Location: Boston Date / Time: November 17, 2013 11:00AM


Children's Books, Three, Signed.
Marguerite Henry's (1902-1997) King of the Wind, Chicago: Rand McNally & Co., [1948], signed by Henry on the half-title, in red publisher's cloth, dust jacket is slightly chipped, wear and sun to spine, with slight losses at head and tail, Newbery sticker, the head of the horse traced in pencil; winner of the 1949 Newbery Medal;
Barbara Cooney's (1917-2000) Chanticleer and the Fox
, New York: Crowell, 1958, inscribed by Cooney on the title; in publisher's red cloth with a bold rooster blocked in black on the front board; in a clean jacket, with the Caldecott sticker; winner of the 1959 Caldecott;
[and] Robert Lawson's (1892-1957) Mr. Revere and I, Boston: Little, Brown, & Co., 1953, stated first edition, limited to 500 copies signed by Lawson on the limitation page, in blue cloth and publisher's slipcase, with eight full-size prints of the original drawings printed separately, loose, in an envelope, the slipcase sunned. (3)

Provenance: from the collection of Julia F. Carter (1884-1980).
Estimate $300-500

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Marguerite Henry, Barbara Cooney, King of the Wind, red publisher, head, Chicago, Rand McNally & Co., Robert Lawson, Revere, Brown & Co., Julia F. Carter