Jun 20, 2019 - Sale 2514

Sale 2514 - Lot 218

Price Realized: $ 3,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
ARNOLD LOBEL (1933-1987)

Frog and Toad.

Group of 4 Signed First Editions, each signed with small sketch of frog head and all but first title contain a warm inscription to friends Crosby and George Bonsall; Autograph Letter Signed by Lobel to Crosby laid in; dust jackets, lower outer flap clipped (not prices). Light general edgewear. New York: Harper & Row, 1970-79.

Additional Details

Lobel came out later in his life and revealed that the close relationship of his beloved characters reflected his longing and inner feelings about same-sex relationships.
includes: Frog and Toad are Friends. 1970 Frog and Toad Together. 1972 Frog and Toad All Year. 1976 Days with Frog and Toad. 1979. George Bonsall was the president of Brodart Industries and his wife, Crosby, was a fellow illustrator of children's books at Harper & Row.