Paperback. Very good in cream paper wraps with black lettering on cover. Minor browning to edges. Light foxing to wrappers. Inscription to previous owner on half title page. Else is clean and bright with two illustrations, one of which is an actual black and white photograph. Text in french. French History. in wraps. FRENCH01/010700. Very Good.
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Paris, London, New York: Raphael Tuck & Sons, Ltd., circa 1896. Hardcover. Bound in original brown cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Gilt decoration of children on stairs to front cover. Minor wear to edges, corners, and spine ends. Minor soiling / discoloration to both boards. Previous owner's signature to front free endpaper in pen, dated 1896. Light foxing throughout and browning to margins. includes twelve full page color illustrations and numerous black and white illustrations. Pencil markings to last page of text and smudge mark to both rear free endpapers. A charming book. 104 pages. CHILD/012618. Very Good.
London: Elkin Mathews and John Lane at the sign of the Bodley Head, 1893. Hardcover. One of 120 copies. Uncommon first published edition. This book comprises the sheets of the private issue with four preliminary leaves added, containing half-title, limitation notice, Mathews and Lane title-page, preface, errata list, and a note explaining that "The play stands simply as it was roughly printed for our own and the actors' use. " At the back is a single leaf of advertisements for Michael Field titles followed by a Bodley Head catalogue dated 1893. The play was not reprinted in its original form and was heavily revised before printed in 1918. This is also a notable association copy, with the bookplate of Richard Le Gallienne. Not only was Le Gallienne well acquainted with the authors, but he was also the publisher's reader for the Bodley Head when the book was published. Bound in original green cloth with red title and author to spine and front cover. Offsetting to free front and rear endpapers. Pages unopened. Very good condition. 48 pages plus 16 page publisher's catalog. DRA/081015. Very Good.
Chicago: P.F. Volland and Co, 1913. Hardcover. Sixth edition. Very good in brown paper covered boards with black title and color illustration to front board. Chipping to foot of spine and minor wear to edges of boards. The head of the spine has been expertly restored. Decorative endpages and full color illustrations on every page. Occasional smudge marks and small spots of soiling to interior, but overall very clean and bright. Housed in a green leather backed box with wood grained paper covered boards. The interior of the box is lined in cloth. There is light sunning to the spine of the box and minor wear to the edges. Overall an attractive book. 96 pages. CHILD/102609. Very Good in very good box.
New York: George Braziller, 1972. Hardcover. Reproductions and descriptions of the exquisite plates of the 15th century Visconti Hours.With glossy black cloth covered boards and gilt title to spine. In very good black paper covered slip case with title to spine panel. Minor wear to edges of case. 166 Color plates. Near fine conditon. 262 pages. ILLUM/010719. Near Fine.
London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1905. Hardcover. First Edition. RARE PRESENTATION COPY. Edith Nesbit (1858-1924) was an English author and poet who is best known today for her children’s books. Publishing under E. Nesbit, she wrote or collaborated on over sixty books for children. She was a follower of William Morris and one of the founders of the Fabian Society, the British socialist movement. This book is inscribed: “To Olindo Malagodi from E. Nesbit July 1905.” Malagodi (1870-1934) was a prominent Italian liberal journalist and writer. He trained as a journalist in Britain, became the London correspondent for several newspapers, and eventually became the editor of La Tribuna in Rome. He was a close friend of Nesbit and her husband, Hubert Bland, eventually living near them as he raised his family. His son, Giovanni became an important Italian politician. Bound in the original green cloth with lovely floral and fleur-de-lis design in gilt on front cover along with author and title. Light bumping and small light stain to top of rear cover; otherwise in beautiful condition. Front and rear endpapers are foxed but interior pages are bright and clean. Each section is preceded by a blank page with a flower illustration. Each flower is a different color. Nesbit’s books of verse are uncommon and nearly impossible to find signed. 143 pages plus 4 pages of advertisements for Nesbit’s books. POE/050611. Very Good.
London: John Lane at the Bodley Head, 1895. Hardcover. First edition. 1 of 750 copies. Inscribed by Nesbit's cousin Paris Nesbit (1852-1927) in 1907. Paris Nesbit was a prominent Australian lawyer, judge, embezzeler, and general "character" of his time. He was committed to mental asylums at various times in his life. Edith Nesbit (1858-1924) was a prolific and popular writer in many genres. She is best known for her books about and for children, but she considered poetry as most important. She was also a follower of Willaim Morris and a founder of the Fabian Society. Bound in tan boards with gilt cover design by Laurence Housman, who also did the charming illustration for the title page. Very good with bumping to board corners and chipping to spine edges. Interior is clean with slight aging to margins of untrimmed pages. 88 pages plus 16 pages of ads. POE/030608. Very Good -.
Richmond, VA: William Byrd Prefs, Inc., 1927. Hardcover. Blue Cloth covered boards with pale yellow title to front board. Title to spine is almost entirely gone. Rubbing to title on front board. Wear to edges of boards and to spine ends. Minor rubbing to hinges. Spine is faded. Front interior hinge is cracked and binding is loose. pages still tightly bound. Color frontis with tissue. 371 black and white illustrations. Interior is clean. Index included. 503 pages. Interior design. INT/2133. Very Good -.
London: Duckworth, 1928. Limited Edition. Hardcover. SIGNED AND NUMBERED LIMITED EDITION. NUMBER 24 OF 250 FOR SALE. First edition. 4to. Blue cloth covered boards with gilt title to front board and to spine. Bookseller's label at the foot of the rear pastedown, free endpapers darkened, otherwise fine. Unopened. Beige dust jacket with black title to front and spine panels. Minor soiling, rubbing, and browning to dust jacket. 20 pages. PRI/102516. Very Good+ / Very Good.
New York: Harper and Brothers, 1901. Hardcover. Includes "Extracts from Adam's Diary" on pages 762 - 767. Also has Thomas Hardy's "Enter a Dragoon. A Story" on pages 25 - 34 and Edith Wharton's "The Moving Finger" on pages 627 - 632 and "The Recovery" on pages 468 - 477. Also includes color illustrations by Howard Pyle for "The Pilgrimage of Truth" by Erik Bogh. Bound in three quarter black leather over marbled paper covered boards with gilt title and volume number to spine. Heavy chipping, cracking, and wear to leather on spine and hinges. Minor wear to boards and spine. Clean interior overall. 982 pages. PER/060619. Very Good.
New York and London: Charles Scribner's Sons; Sampson Low, Marston & Co. Limited, 1900. Hardcover. Includes Edith Wharton's "The Touchstone" and "Copy - A Dialogue." Also includes contributions by Theodore Roosevelt, Henry James, Ernest Seton-Thompson, Howard Pyle, Joel Chandler Harris, J.M. Barrie, Lizette Woodworth Reese, George Meredith, and many more. Bound in the original tan cloth lettered and decorated in gilt on the spine and front cover. Minor wear at the extremities, cloth lightly marked, otherwise very good. Illustrated. 768 pages. PER/101316. Very Good.