Second two titles of Laura Ingalls Wilder's The Little House on the Prairie series, both signed by Laura Ingalls Wilder (American, 1867-1957). (1) "Little House on the Prairie", copyright 1935, missing dust jacket. Book: 8-5/16" x 5-3/4" x 7/8". (2) "On the Banks of Plum Creek", copyright 1937, dust jacket present with damage. Book: 8-1/2" x 7-1/8" x 7/8". Both half title pages signed by author and in good condition. Provenance ñ consignorís grandmother and Laura Ingalls Wilder became personal friends after their families moved within 8 miles of each other in the Mansfield/Norwood Missouri area in the late 1890s. The consignorís grandmother purchased the entire set of eight Wilder books and had Laura Ingalls Wilder sign each of the books during an afternoon tea visit during October 1951. The consignor was born in October of 1951 and his grandparents presented their grandson with the entire set of signed books as a gift, Christmas of 1951. An inscription at the front of each signed book reads, ìTo Robert Stephan from Gram + Gramp Ellis Christmas 1951?. Condition: (1) Cover in very good condition with minor surface abrasions. (2) Jacket cover present with tears, chips and abrasions and fading. Book cover with some discoloration along spine and edges.
Lot 347: 2 signed Laura Ingalls Wilder "Little House" books
- Low Estimate: $2,500.00
- High Estimate: $3,500.00
- Realized: $4,176.00
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