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Worlds Greatest Living Illustrators Auction First Editions For Charity
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 04: An annotated page from 'A Bear Called Paddington' by Peggy Fortnum is displayed at Sotheby's auction House on December 4, 2014 in London, England. A selection of annotated first edition books from the World’s greatest living illustrators and authors including contributions from Michael Bond, Raymond Briggs, Quentin Blake, Lauren Child, Terry Gilliam, Judith Kerr, Paula Rego & Gerald Scarfe are to be auctioned to Raise Money for 'House of Illustration' on December 8, 2014. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

PHOTOS: Britain’s Greatest Living Illustrators’ Annotated First Editions Up for Auction

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 04: An annotated page from 'A Bear Called Paddington' by Peggy Fortnum is displayed at Sotheby's auction House on December 4, 2014 in London, England. A selection of annotated first edition books from the World’s greatest living illustrators and authors including contributions from Michael Bond, Raymond Briggs, Quentin Blake, Lauren Child, Terry Gilliam, Judith Kerr, Paula Rego & Gerald Scarfe are to be auctioned to Raise Money for 'House of Illustration' on December 8, 2014. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 04:  An annotated page from 'A Bear Called Paddington' by Peggy Fortnum is displayed at Sotheby's auction House on December 4, 2014 in London, England. A selection of annotated first edition books from the World’s greatest living illustrators and authors including contributions from Michael Bond, Raymond Briggs, Quentin Blake, Lauren Child, Terry Gilliam, Judith Kerr, Paula Rego & Gerald Scarfe are to be auctioned to Raise Money for 'House of Illustration' on December 8, 2014.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
An annotated page from Michael Bond’s A Bear Called Paddington with illustrations by Peggy Fortnum. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Sotheby’s auction house in London, England, has put a selection of annotated first edition books on display with illustrations from Peggy Fortnum, Raymond Briggs, Quentin Blake, Judith Kerr, and Terry Gilliam, just to name a handful of contributors. The charity auction, First Editions: Redrawn, asks some of Britain’s most beloved illustrators (and a few authors) “to re-engage with first editions of their work,” adding notes and new drawings.

Surely you recognize the popular bear above, and Roald Doahl‘s The BFG and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory below. The auction will take place on December 8, with 38 pieces of work on exhibit, and the funds raised will go to House of Illustration. Here is a catalog of the books and drawings up for auction, and the price guide. You can place an early bid the night before, or day of, by calling Sotheby’s directly. Take a peek at some of the drawings below:

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 04:  An annotated page from Roal Dahl's 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' by Quentin Blake is displayed at Sotheby's auction House on December 4, 2014 in London, England. A selection of annotated first edition books from the World’s greatest living illustrators and authors including contributions from Michael Bond, Raymond Briggs, Quentin Blake, Lauren Child, Terry Gilliam, Judith Kerr, Paula Rego & Gerald Scarfe are to be auctioned to Raise Money for 'House of Illustration' on December 8, 2014.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
Illustrator Quentin Blake has added vanilla fudge to Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 04:  An annotated page from Roal Dahl's 'The BFG' by Quentin Blake is displayed at Sotheby's auction House on December 4, 2014 in London, England. A selection of annotated first edition books from the World’s greatest living illustrators and authors including contributions from Michael Bond, Raymond Briggs, Quentin Blake, Lauren Child, Terry Gilliam, Judith Kerr, Paula Rego & Gerald Scarfe are to be auctioned to Raise Money for 'House of Illustration' on December 8, 2014.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
Here’s a sketch from Roald Dahl’s The BFG by Quentin Blake. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 04:  An annotated page from 'The Tiger who came to tea' by Judith Kerr is displayed at Sotheby's auction House on December 4, 2014 in London, England. A selection of annotated first edition books from the World’s greatest living illustrators and authors including contributions from Michael Bond, Raymond Briggs, Quentin Blake, Lauren Child, Terry Gilliam, Judith Kerr, Paula Rego & Gerald Scarfe are to be auctioned to Raise Money for 'House of Illustration' on December 8, 2014.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
Notes have been added to The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 04:  An annotated page from 'The Snowman' by Raymond Briggs is displayed at Sotheby's auction House on December 4, 2014 in London, England. A selection of annotated first edition books from the World’s greatest living illustrators and authors including contributions from Michael Bond, Raymond Briggs, Quentin Blake, Lauren Child, Terry Gilliam, Judith Kerr, Paula Rego & Gerald Scarfe are to be auctioned to Raise Money for 'House of Illustration' on December 8, 2014.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
Raymond Briggs’ has added a special caption to a page in The Snowman. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 04:  Annotated pages from 'The Snowman' by Raymond Briggs is displayed at Sotheby's auction House on December 4, 2014 in London, England. A selection of annotated first edition books from the World’s greatest living illustrators and authors including contributions from Michael Bond, Raymond Briggs, Quentin Blake, Lauren Child, Terry Gilliam, Judith Kerr, Paula Rego & Gerald Scarfe are to be auctioned to Raise Money for 'House of Illustration' on December 8, 2014.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
Briggs went through the book, making notes here and there. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 04:  Annotated pages from 'The Snowman' by Raymond Briggs is displayed at Sotheby's auction House on December 4, 2014 in London, England. A selection of annotated first edition books from the World’s greatest living illustrators and authors including contributions from Michael Bond, Raymond Briggs, Quentin Blake, Lauren Child, Terry Gilliam, Judith Kerr, Paula Rego & Gerald Scarfe are to be auctioned to Raise Money for 'House of Illustration' on December 8, 2014.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
In this photo, we can make out the words, which gave us a chuckle. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

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