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BABY BEAR, BABY BEAR (signed and dedicated - ERIC CARLE - 2007. 
Henry Holt and Company 2007 - FROM THE BIRGIT OELSCHLAGER COLLECTION (CARLE'S FIRST COUSIN) SIGNED AND DEDICATED WITH A DRAWING FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING BY ERIC CARLE Henry Holt and Company, 2007 From The Birgit Oelschlager Smith Collection First Edition, First Printing: from the collection of Birgit Oelshlager Smith (Eric Carle¿s first cousin). A stunning near fine example of this title. Wonderfully dedicated to Birgit with an adorable ink drawing of the Bear by Eric Carle. Beautiful near fine book and dust jacket. A phenomenal piece for the collector of Eric Carle. A First Edition, First Printing of BABY BEAR, BABY BEAR WHAT DO YOU SEE, with a stunning scarce very personal dedication with a drawing and signed by Eric Carle. An unread crisp fine book with decorative boards depicting the same image to the front of the boards as found on the dust jacket. The boards are crisp and clean with sharp corners and no edgewear. The binding is tight and square. The beautiful decorative end papers are clean with no inscriptions and no bookstore stamps. The title page has a large signed adorable sketch in blue ink of ¿Baby Bear¿ and is personally dedicated and signed by Eric Carle to his first cousin, Birgit Oelshlager Smith (with a dedication of ¿Grrr and Love for my cousin Birgit¿). The internal pages are clean, bright and flat appearing as unread. The dust jacket has strong bright vibrant colors and is in fine condition. A beautiful, stunning dust jacket. Please see detailed images. ABOUT ERIC CARLE ART: Unlike many artists and illustrators, Eric Carle did not dedicate or sell his art, with the exception of his few dedicated pieces going to a close personal friend, Bill Halloran (who was a worldwide educational consultant on children¿s literature). Other than these pieces, the balance of his personal collection were pledged to The Eric Carle Museum Of Picture Book Art. As such, his original artwork in any form is extremely scarce and only one gallery currently even sells any works of Carle¿s. Simple line drawings, such as the one shown in the listing typically sell for $3800 and up unframed, with his more detailed art selling for $25,000 and up. See the Michelson Galleries for additional information on Eric Carle and his art. A wonderful piece in handsome collectible condition [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
[Bookseller: Meier And Sons Rare Books]
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