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257. TENGGREN, Gustaf (illustrator). Elizabeth WOODRUFF (author). Dickey Byrd. Springfield, Mass.; Milton Bradley Company. 1928.


£698


Small folio. original black cloth grained in green with pictorial block in yellow to upper board and yellow lettering to spine, patterned orange endpapers; pp. [xiv], 13-145 + [i]; with full-page plates and other illustrations throughout printed in blue by carl Emil Wehde together with 6 fine, and large, coloured plates mounted-at-large by Gustaf Tenggren; a very fresh copy with a little rubbing to yellow stamping on upper cover; internally fresh throughout with all plates in fine state.


First edition. A fantasy fairy tale about a group of naughty elves and fairy folk who try to kidnap the young boy Dickey Byrd’s favourite flannel elephant from his bed one night. Gustaf Tenggren was a Swedish-American artist who became chief illustrator at the Walt Disney Company in the late 1930s, in what has been called the Golden Age of American animation, overseeing and working on classic animated feature films such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Fantasia, Bambi and Pinocchio This is one of his loveliest, and most elusive, book titles.


“PRETTY LiTTLE EDiTion” - DiBDin


258. TERENCE. Publii Terenti Afri comoediae Sex, ad optimorum Exemplarium fidem recensitae. Accesserunt variae lectiones e libris mSS. & Eruditorum commentariis depromptae. Paris: natalem le Loup & Jacobum Merigot. 1753.


£1,250


12mo. 2 vols.; contemporary red morocco, decorative gilt borders with flower tools at the corners, spines with gilt floral decoration including acorn centre tools, green leather labels, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt; pp. xxx, 362 (last page misnumbered 354); [iv], 364, [4]; vignette portrait of Terence on both title-pages, 7 engraved plates after Gravelot, 37 vignettes and 28 tail-pieces after Gravelot, engraved by Delafosse and Sornique; a clean and attractive copy, from the library of Jean Furstenberg, with his bookplate.


An edition noted for its attractive engravings. “Les culs-de-lampe sont d’autant plus remarquables que tous sont cariés, quoique représentant tous des masques scéniques” (cohen). “Pretty little edition ... in my estimation it is a prettier book upon paper than upon vellum” (Dibdin).


Cohen/De Ricci, pp. 982-83. Dibdin, ii, p.477.


259. THESIGER, Sir Wilfred Patrick. my Kenya Days. London: HarperCollinsPublishing, 1994.


£50


8vo (245 x 167mm). original black cloth lettered in gilt on spine, light- brown endpapers, dustwrapper retaining price; pp. xiv, [2 (full-page map, verso blank)], 224; photographic illustrations after Thesiger, some full- or double-page; a fine copy.


First edition. An autobiographical account of Thesiger’s thirty years in Kenya, where he settled in the latter part of his life: ‘When he first came to Kenya in 1960, Thesiger made a series of long journeys on foot with camels to Lake Turkana, marsabit and other remote areas, drawn by the lure of what was formerly Kenya’s northern Frontier District, its varied wildlife and distinctive, nomadic tribes. in Tanzania, he climbed mount Kilimanjaro and traversed the maasai country with donkeys. Later, as an honorary Game Warden, he led anti-poaching patrols in Kenya. [...] My Kenya Days offers fresh insights into Thesiger’s motivations and enigmatic personality. his descriptions of Kenya’s northern tribes are picturesque, vivid and authoritative: Rendille warriors dancing by moonlight; Turkana in pursuit of buffalo; and a closely observed account of Samburu moran during their initiation ceremonies’ (dustwrapper blurb).


260. THOMPSON, Kay (author). Hilary KNIGHT (illustrator). Eloise in Paris. London; Max Reinhardt. 1958.


£128


Tall slim 4to. original blue boards lettered in gilt, pictorial red endpapers, preserved in pictorial dustwrapper; pp. [64]; gloriously and finely illustrated on every page in line highlighted in shades of blue and red; a very nice clean copy with a couple of very small and slim ink marks to boards; the unclipped dustwrapper (12s 6d) with some toning, chipping to


spine extremities with short associated tears, and a number of nicks and short tears to edges.


First U.K. edition of this delightful book in the famous series of stories about Eloise and her nanny; published in the same year as the first U.S. edition. here they travel from their penthouse apartment in new York’s Plaza hotel to a quaint “relais” in Paris”, and (in true Eloise style) find the whole experience “rawther extraordinaire”.


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