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Rare original artwork for publication in books or periodicals, together with original portraits of authors and associated literary figures.

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  1. Original watercolours for Little Red Riding Hood.
    £750

    Date of Publication: [1940s]

    Published:

    Stock Code: 33704

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  2. Original copperplates for In Powder and Crinoline;

    Original copperplates for In Powder and Crinoline;

    the image entitled “‘I have had such a terrible dream,’ she declared...”
    Original copperplates made for the four-colour separation process used to produce the final image published opposite p. 100 in the book. This remarkable survival shows Nielsen's painstaking artistic technique in building up the four-colour process (Rackham used a three-colour process) to produce the rich and complex illustrations for his deluxe books. Learn More
    £2,250

    Date of Publication: [1913]

    Published:

    Stock Code: 29625

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  3. Les Hommes Abandonnes.

    Les Hommes Abandonnes.

    Illustre de Lithographies par M. de Vlaminck.
    First illustrated edition. From a total edition of 345 copies this is one of 300 numbered examples printed on handmade paper. Learn More
    £925

    Date of Publication: 1927

    Published:

    Stock Code: 29411

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  4. Gryphon.
    signed

    Gryphon.

    Tenniel's original drawing for the illustration of the Gryphon which appears on page 138 of the 1865 first edition of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Carroll gave Tenniel the exact measurements of each image as they were to fit on the page around the text. The drawings were then traced onto woodblocks and engraved by the Dalziel Brothers. Learn More
    £50,000

    Date of Publication: 1865

    Published:

    Stock Code: 27704

    Signed: Yes

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  5. "Original watercolour, "Child Taken Hostage"."

    "Original watercolour, "Child Taken Hostage"."

    Original Lucie Attwell Limited label pasted to reverse of frame stating. Rights: Lucie Attwell 2/6 Picture story Book. Purchased by: Messrs. Dean & Son Ltd. Date: November 1965. Learn More
    £1,170

    Date of Publication: 1964

    Published:

    Stock Code: 22619

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  6. Original watercolour for Goldilocks: "Goldilocks Peers Through the Cottage Window."

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