New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1926. Hardcover. 4to. Orange cloth covered boards with black title to front board and to spine. Color illustration to front board. Light browning to spine and light rubbing to rear board. Minor bumping to spine ends. Front interior hinge is starting but binding remains tight. Else is clean and bright with lovely illustrations throughout. Illustrated end pages. 416 pages. CHILD/052416. Very Good.
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Garden City: Doubleday and Company Inc, 1973. Hardcover. First Edition. "In text written especially to complement the Harrises' bold illustrations, Father Berrigan draws on personal experiences, particularly in prison, to explore the symbolism of the cross. At the same time, he commments on war, the Church, madness and sanity, the individual's evaluation of his role in society, and the cross itself as it has been and can become for each person" (jacket). Thin Quarto. Grey cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Ex-library marking in red pen to front free endpaper and to half title page. Full page color illustrations. In orange dust jacket with white title to spine and front panels. Sunning to spine of jacket. Closed tears and wear to edges of jacket. Minor rubbing and light soiling to jacket. Clean interior. Unpaginated. REL/062520. Very Good / Very Good.
New York: Samuel Gabriel Sons & Company, 1937. Hardcover. Very good. Colorfully illustrated boards with red cloth spine. Color illustrations. Book was originally provided with separate color illustrations to be cut out and pasted onto the pages; this has been done by a previous juvenile owner. Writing in pencil to end pages. 236 pages. Children's Literature. CHIL/022812. Very Good.
Paris: Boussod, Valadon, 1888. Hardcover. Very good in contemporary blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine. The interior has occasional foxing to text and margins of illustrations. Includes 18 full page illustrations and many vignettes by Ernest Duez and Albert Lynch. Closed tears to some tissue guards. Lacks several tissue guards. 170 pages. French Literature. FRE311131. Very Good.
London: Chapman and Hall, 1845. First Edition, Second State (with publisher's name at bottom of title page). Very good original red cloth binding with bright gilt title and vignette to cover and spine. Chipping and several tears to book cloth along hinges and spine. Full gilt edges. Occasional spots of foxing to interior and occasional smudge marks to margins. Rear hinge is cracked. Contains charming, wood-engraved frontispiece and title page (lightly spotted), as well as 11 other engraved illustrations throughout the text. Dickens' second Christmas story. 175 pages. Literature. LIT/041619.
Edinburgh and London: Ballantyne, Hanson, & Co, circa 1910. Twenty six numbered volumes plus 2 volume set of life and works plus 2 volume set of Our Mutual Friend, all in matching publisher's bindings. Bound in full olive green cloth boards with paper title labels to spines. Minor wear to edges of boards and spine ends of all volumes. Wear / chipping / browning to title labels. Minor dampstaining to corners of boards of some volumes; although interior pages seem to be free from staining. Some volumes have minor soiling and/or discoloration to covers. Each volume contains illustrations - most in black and white with a few in color. Occasional smudge marks, occasional tear to a page in the margin (from opening the pages), and sporadic spots of foxing - but overall, very clean and bright interiors. Rippling to some of the illustrations, which are printed on a different paper stock. Signature of previous owner in pen to front free endpapers of most volumes. All bindings remain strong. This set will require an extra shipping fee. LIT/010318.
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.
Tundra Books, 1997. Hardcover. Illustrated with scherenschnitt (cut paper art), popular at the time the hymn was written. It includes a charming read-aloud Christmas story, a history of the hymn, and information about cut paper art (jacket). Bound in red paper covered boards with gilt title to spine and gilt illustration to front cover. Clean and bright. In red dust jacket with white title to spine panel. Slight bumping to corners. Unpaginated. CHILD/060518. Very Good / Very Good.
New York: Grosset and Dunlap, (1910). Hardcover. Indiana politician and diplomat Meredith Nicholson (1866 - 1947) was also a best-selling author contributing to the Golden Age of Literature in Indiana along with Booth Tarkington. Light olive green cloth boards with dark brown title to spine and front cover. Slight sunning to spine. Minor wear to spine ends and edges of boards. Clean overall with pen gift inscription to front free endpaper "With love to Priscilla Christmas 1914 From Bird." Color frontis and many black and white line drawings within the text. 410 pages. LIT/102518. Very Good.
Paris: 1937. Paperback. Number 158 of 500 copies, the first 200 of which were reserved for the writers of the book. This remarkable deluxe collection of writings and art about Paris was commissioned by the city of Paris to celebrate their hosting the World’s Fair of 1937. The volume includes original prose, poetry, and illustrations by the leading writers and artists of France. There are thirty-one sections on various quarters, neighborhoods, gardens, avenues and boulevards, each with a short piece written by an eminent writer and engravings by two notable artists. For each section there is a full-page illustration by an artist associated with the area and a smaller one on the first page of the section by the other artist. Among the writers are Paul Valery, Raymond Escholier, Colette, Paul Claudel, Abel Bonnard, and Jules Romains. The participating artists are equally impressive, and include Matisse, Andre Derain, Raoul Dufy, Marie Laurencin, Pierre Bonnard, Edouard Vuillard, Jean Laboureur, and Andre Lhote. Each section is a separate folder with the full-page illustration of the following section as its last page. The folders are encased in a paper wrapper with the title and a color illustration on its cover. The entire production is housed in a chemise of dark blue paper covered boards with a red leather spine label which fits into a blue paper and linen slipcase. The slipcase is in very good condition with a few chips and bumps. The contents are also in very good condition; however, pages 286-288 are missing. They included the full-page illustration by Gabriel Belot and Renefer for “Les Musees.” Page 277, the first page of “Les Eglises de Paris” has a repaired tear. Still, a splendid collection of French art and prose commemorating Paris on the eve of the Second World War. 294 pages plus table of illustrations. ART/012412. Very Good.