Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller
Lot of 23 signed books Illustrated by Michael Hague, many with original drawings by the artist
Lot of 23 signed books Illustrated by Michael Hague, many with original drawings by the artist

Lot of 23 signed books Illustrated by Michael Hague, many with original drawings by the artist

Hardcover. 1) Tolkien, J. R. R. The Hobbit or, There and Back Again. Boston, (1984). Houghton Mifflin. First edition, first printing. Gold-stamped green paper-covered boards with gold lettering on spine in dust jacket. 290pp. Signed drawing by Hague of Gandalf on title-page. ISBN: 0395362903.

2) Tolkien, J. R. R. The Hobbit or, There and Back Again. Boston, (1984). Houghton Mifflin. First edition, second printing. Gold-stamped green paper-covered boards with gold lettering on spine in dust jacket. 290pp. Signed drawing by Hague of a dragon on title-page. ISBN: 0395362903.

3) Baum, Frank L. The Wizard of Oz. New York, (1982). Henry Holt and Company. First edition, sixth printing. Color illustrated glossy paper-covered boards in matching dj. ix, 219pp. Double-page color illustration preceding frontispiece. Signed drawing by Hague of the lion on page opposite half-title. ISBN: 0805002219.

4) Baum, Frank L. The Wizard of Oz. New York, (1982). Henry Holt and Company. First edition, eighth printing. Color illustrated glossy paper-covered boards in matching dj. ix, 219pp. Double-page color illustration preceding frontispiece. Signed full-page drawing by Hague of the lion on page opposite half-title. This drawing larger than one in previous copy. ISBN: 0805002219.

5) Carroll, Lewis. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. New York, (1985). Henry Holt. First edition, third printing. Half red cloth over blue paper-covered boards with silver lettering on spine in dj. 122pp. Signed drawing by Hague on title-page of a mushroom with a smoking chimney. Signed by previous owner on free front endpaper. ISBN: 080500212X.

6) Hague, Kathleen. Good Night, Fairies. San Francisco. Chronicle Books, (2002). First edition, second printing. Glossy color-illustrated paper-covered boards in matching dj. Unpaginated (36pp). Illustrated endpapers & title-page. Signed drawing by M. Hague of a fairy-mermaid with fish on title-page. ISBN: 1587171341.

7) Hague, Michael. Michael Hague's Magical World of Unicorns. New York, (1999). Simon & Schuster. First edition, first printing. Glossy illustrated paper-covered boards in matching dj. Unpaginated (36pp). Decorative endpapers. Drawing of a unicorn by Hague on title-page, signed by him, dated 2000. ISBN: 0689828497.

8) Grahame, Kenneth. The Wind in the Willows. New York, (1980). Ariel Books. Holt, Rinehart and Winston. First edition. Gold-stamped brown cloth with gold lettering on spine in dj. 207pp. Illustrated endpapers. Signed drawing by Hague of a frog smoking a cigar on title-page. ISBN: 0030562945.

9) Burnett, Frances Hodgson. The Secret Garden. New York, (1987). Henry Holt. First edition. Half-brown cloth over green paper-covered boards with gold lettering on spine in dj. 232pp. Small signed drawing by Hague of a flower on title-page. Inscription by previous owner on free front endpaper. ISBN: 0805002774.

10) Hague, Michael. The Book of Fairies. New York, (2000). Harper Collins. First edition. Blue paper-covered boards in dj. 125pp. Color illustrated endpapers. Signed full-page drawing by Hague of a fairy opposite half-title page. ISBN: 0688108814.

11) Norton, Mary. The Borrowers. San Diego, (1991). Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. First edition. Half green cloth over gold-stamped yellow paper-covered boards in price-clipped dj. xiv, 177pp. Signed drawing by Hague of a small girl opposite title-page. ISBN: 0152099913.

12) Barrie, J. M. Peter Pan. New York, (1987). Henry Holt and Company. First edition. Half maroon cloth over tan paper-covered boards with white lettering on spine in dj. 158pp. Signed drawing by Hague of a pirate on title-page. ISBN: 0805002766.

13) Hague, Michael. The Book of Dragons. New York, (1995). William Morrow and Company. First edition, seventh printing. Half blue cloth over blind-stamped red paper-covered boards with gold lettering on spine in dj. 146pp. Color illustrated endpapers. Signed drawing of a dragon by Hague on half-title page, dated 2000. ISBN: 0688108792.

14) Lang, Andrew (ed.). The Rainbow Fairy Book. New York, (1993). William Morrow and Company. First edition. Half cloth over blue paper-covered boards with gold lettering on spine in dj. 288pp. Signed drawing of a fairy by Hague on verso of free front endpaper. ISBN: 0688108784.

15) Hague, Michael. The Book of Pirates. New York, (2001). Harper Collins. First edition. Illustrated glossy paper-covered boards in matching dj. 155pp. Signed drawing by Hague of a pirate on half-title page. Illustrated endpapers. ISBN: 0688140033.

16) Hague, Michael. A Child's Book of Prayers. New York, (1985). Henry Holt and Company. First edition, second printing. Signed drawing by Hague of a teddy bear on leaf opposite title-page. Red paper-covered boards with gold lettering on spine in original dj. 28pp. ISBN: 0805002111.

Following copies signed only, no drawings:

17) Hague, Michael. The Perfect Present. New York, (1996). Morrow Junior Books. First edition, second printing. Half red cloth over green paper-covered boards with gold lettering on spine in dj. Unpaginated (24pp). Color illustrated endpapers and title-page. Signed by Hague on title-page. ISBN: 0688108806.

18) Hague, Kathleen. Ten Little Bears: A Counting Rhyme. New York, (1999). Morrow Junior Books. First edition. Color illustrated glossy paper-covered boards in matching dj. Unpaginated (24pp). Illustrated title-page. Signed by Hague on printed dedication page. ISBN: 0688163831.

19) Hague, Michael. The Book of Fairies. New York, (2000). Harper Collins. First edition. Blue paper-covered boards with red lettering on spine in dj. 125pp. Color illustrated endpapers. Signed by Hague on half-title page. ISBN: 0688108814.

20) Hague, Michael. Cinderella and Other Tales from Perrault. New York, (1989). Henry Holt and Company. First edition. Half cloth over blue paper-covered boards with blue lettering on spine in dj. 78pp. Color illustrated endpapers. Signed by Hague on title-page. ISBN: 0805010041.

21) Lear, Edward. The Owl and The Pussycat and other Nonsense Poems. New York, (1995). North South Books. First edition, second printing. Color-illustrated glossy paper-covered boards in matching dj. 61pp. Signed by Hague on half-title page. ISBN: 1558584684.

22) Hague, Michael. Michael Hague's Family Christmas Treasure. New York, (1995). Henry Holt and Company. First edition. Gold-stamped red cloth with gold lettering on spine in price-clipped dj. 118pp. Inscribed by Hague on title-page. ISBN: 0805010114.

23) Bennett, William J. (ed.) The Children's Book of Virtues. New York, (1995). Simon & Schuster. First edition, fourth printing. Illustrated paper-covered boards in matching dj. 112pp. Signed by Hague on illustrated double title-page. ISBN: 068481353X. Item #32107

Unique collection with all 23 copies signed by Michael Hague, 16 with original pen drawings by him. All in quarto with original color-illustrated dust jackets. Each with color frontispiece. All books profusely illustrated with reproductions of drawings in rich vibrant colors by the artist. The American illustrator is famous for the intricate and realistic detail he brings to his illustrations.

Price: $3,500.00